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The Atlanta Braves are close to getting three injured players back in the lineup

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Braves News

Braves’ winning streak ends with 4-3 loss to Brewers

Freddie Freeman homered twice but it wasn’t enough in a 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Joel De La Cruz lasted just four innings after he took a hard line drive off his right leg. The two teams will meet again on Thursday to wrap up the four-game set.

Braves close to getting three back from DL

The Braves could get Tyler Flowers, Arodys Vizcaino and Julio Teheran back during their next home stand.

Braves will stick with Hernandez for another start on Thursday

Roberto Hernandez will make his second start of the season for the Braves on Thursday when they wrap up a four-game set in Milwaukee. The journeyman picked up a win in his debut allowing six hits and three runs over five innings in St. Louis last Saturday.

Braves claim Wilfredo Boscan from Pirates

The Braves claimed right hander Wilfredo Boscan off of waivers from the Pirates on Thursday. Boscan was 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA in six appearances with Pittsburgh this season.

MLB News

Padres request release waivers on Hector Olivera

The San Diego Padres have waived Hector Olivera. The move will become official in 48 hours provided no team claims him. He had been designated for assignment back on August 2 when he was eligible to return from his 80-game suspension.

Astros designate Carlos Gomez for assignment

The Houston Astros designated outfielder Carlos Gomez for assignment on Thursday. They have 10 days to either trade him, release him or send him to the minors. The Astros acquired Gonzalez in a trade deadline line deal last year but he has had the worst season of his career. He will be a free agent at season’s end.

Prince Fielder emotionally announces his retirement from baseball

Prince Fielder held an emotional press conference on Thursday to announce that he was retiring from baseball due to a neck injury.