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Braves News: Tough night in Pittsburgh

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Kevin Gausman was really bad. Again.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

BRAVES NEWS

Pirates even series with 7-3 victory over Braves

Kevin Gausman was battered for seven runs, while the offense was largely held quiet until a ninth inning rally that saw Ronald Acuna, Jr. and Dansby Swanson hit back-to-back homers. Felipe Vazquez then worked around a walk and a double to close out a 7-3 Pirates win.

Braves not a finalist for Kimbrel’s services, per report

Nobody can say they were not warned, as Braves beat writers consistently stated that Atlanta was not active in the bidding for Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel later agreed to terms with the Chicago Cubs, effectively crushing many dreams in the Atlanta area.

Atlanta Braves 2019 Draft Pick Signing Tracker

The 2019 MLB Draft is in the books. Check out the full list of Braves draftees in the Tracker.

Well-rounded Draft class joins Braves

Another look at the Braves draft class, this time from beat writer Mark Bowman.

MLB NEWS

Sources: Cubs have multiyear deal with Kimbrel

The Kimbrel reunion in Atlanta will not materialize as the right-hander signs a three-year deal with the Chicago Cubs.

On Wednesday night, the altered landscape culminated in the Cubs reaching an agreement on a three-year, $43 million contract with Kimbrel, pending the completion of a physical, sources told MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi. The agreement was first reported by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal, and the contract terms were first reported by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. The Cubs have not confirmed the deal.

Breaking down key Day 3 picks in Draft

Here are some notable picks from Day 3, as noted by Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com.

Doc’s son drafted by Blue Jays on Day 3

Really cool story for the Blue Jays and the Halladay family.