With the 2015 Major League Baseball season quickly approaching, the Atlanta Braves are setting out into Braves Country for their annual caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. The caravan will make stops throughout the Southeast starting on Tuesday, January 20, and concluding on Saturday, January 31.
The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros completed a five-player trade late this evening, as the Braves have acquired right-handed pitchers Mike Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman and third baseman Rio Ruiz in exchange for catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and right-handed minor-league pitcher James Hoyt.
The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels completed a three-player trade today, as the Braves have acquired left-handed pitcher Ricardo Sanchez in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nate Hyatt and infielder Kyle Kubitza.
The Atlanta Braves today signed three free-agent players, including right-handed pitcher Jason Grilli, left-handed pitcher Josh Outman and catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Financial terms of the deals were not announced.
The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) announced today that former Braves pitcher John Smoltz has been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, along with Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio. In his first year of eligibility, Smoltz was named on 82.9 percent (455-of-549) of the ballots cast in this year's election. The induction ceremonies will take place in Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday, July 26.
The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees completed a three-player trade Thursday, as the Braves have acquired left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos in exchange for right-handed pitcher David Carpenter and left-handed pitcher Chase Shreve.