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Atlanta Braves News: Bullpen reinforcements arrive

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Atlanta Braves News

Freeman and Duvall launch homers for Braves in rain-shortened win over Reds

Freddie Freeman and Adam Duvall homered to help the Atlanta Braves to a rain-shortened 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Atlanta now leads the NL East by a full seven games over the Phillies and the Nationals

Braves add Shane Greene, Mark Melancon and Chris Martin to roster; Minter, Sobotka and Walker sent down

Atlanta officially added its three new relievers to the roster prior to Thursday’s game against the Reds. To make room the team optioned right-handers Chad Sobotka and Jeremy Walker along with left-hander A.J. Minter to Gwinnett.

Get to know Braves’ reliever Chris Martin

A closer look at new Braves reliever Chris Martin who is an intriguing bullpen option with an incredible back story.

Braves keep summer of fun rolling through July

It wasn’t quite the scorching red hot June but July was still a pretty good month for the Atlanta Braves.

Trade Deadline Reaction

MLB News

Tigers Select Travis Demeritte’s Contract

The Detroit Tigers promoted Travis Demeritte to the major leagues on Thursday. Demeritte restored some of his prospect value with a huge season for Gwinnett and was part of Atlanta’s package sent to the Tigers for closer Shane Greene.

Giants Designate Dan Winkler For Assignment

The news wasn’t as good for right-hander Dan Winkler who was designated for assignment by the Giants on Thursday. Winkler was sent to San Francisco in the deal for Mark Melancon.

Reds-Pirates brawl results in 40 games of bans

Major League Baseball came down hard on the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday suspending six players and both managers for their roles in a bench clearing brawl Tuesday night. All of the players suspended are appealing the suspensions but David Bell and Clint Hurdle’s suspensions began Thursday night.

Keone Kela - Pirates - 10 Games

Amir Garrett - Reds - 8 Games

David Bell (Manager) - Reds - 6 Games

Jose Osuna - Pirates - 5 Games

Jared Hughes - Reds - 3 Games

Kyle Crick - Pirates - 3 Games

Yasiel Puig - Indians - 3 Games

Clint Hurdle (Manager) - Pirates - 2 Games