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Mark Bowman of reports that the Braves are among the teams that have shown interest in free agent backstop Wilson Ramos.

The Angels are also among the teams known to have interest in the hard-hitting catcher. Ramos, 31, hit .306/.358/.487 with 15 homers and 70 RBI in 111 games between the Rays and Phillies in 2018.
Nov 11 - 7:38 PM

According to Mark Bowman of, the Braves have expressed interest in free agent outfielder Michael Brantley.

Bowman notes that while there have been reports that Brantley is considered a top target of the Braves, he believes that he's just one of the players that they're evaluating in order to fill their definitive needs this offseason. The 31-year-old has spent all 10 seasons of his big league career with the Indians, and is coming off of a solid 2018 campaign where he slashed .309/.364/.468 with 17 homers and 76 RBI in 143 games.
Nov 11 - 7:36 PM

Jon Paul Morosi of reports that the Cardinals are among the possible suitors for Craig Kimbrel.

The Red Sox extended a one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer to Kimbrel last Friday and are expected to make every effort to keep him, but they are going to have some competition, with the Braves also listed as a potential fit. His agent, David Meter, will likely seek an annual salary in the range of $16 million (Kenley Jansen's contract) to $17.3 million (Wade Davis' record-setting reliever AAV), likely over three or four years.
Nov 6 - 1:57 PM

Twins claimed outfielder Michael Reed off waivers from the Braves.

After six years in the Brewers system, Reed signed with the Braves as a minor league free agent a year ago and hit .342/.453/.520 between Double-A and Triple-A. He was never nearly as good previously, but he's fast, he draws walks, and he has a little pop; he could have a career as a reserve outfielder.
Oct 31 - 3:20 PM

MLB Network Radio's Steve Phillips reports that the Blue Jays are having discussions with the Yankees, Phillies, Braves and Cardinals about Josh Donaldson.

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports that Donaldson has been scratched from the lineup at High-A Dunedin, where he had been slated to play a rehab game Friday. Donaldson has cleared revocable waivers and it's looking like the chances are good that the former MVP is traded sometime Friday evening. The Cardinals had been looking like the favorites and still appear to be in the running, although it's worth noting that president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Friday that he didn't anticipate making any additions. Stay tuned.
Aug 31 - 5:59 PM

Jeffrey Flanagan of reports that the Royals have traded Lucas Duda to the Braves for cash considerations.

Duda signaed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Royals this offseason, and in his 86 games with Kansas City, he's hit 13 homers and posted a .726 OPS along with 48 RBI and a single stolen base. The former long-time Met will likely serve as a bench bat against the Braves, and won't offer much fantasy value assuming he's not in the starting lineup for Atlanta down the stretch very often.
Aug 29 - 5:25 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that the Braves claimed Mark Reynolds on revocable waivers but the Nationals pulled him back.

Heyman notes that this happened either a "few" or "several" days ago, possibly before the Nats sent Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and let Matt Adams go to the Cardinals. Reynolds, who signed a minor league contract with Washington in April, is hitting .252/.333/.490 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 63 games this year as a part-time first baseman and bench bat.
Aug 23 - 3:02 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Braves have reached a deal with the Orioles for right-hander Kevin Gausman.

No word yet on who Baltimore will receive in return, but they were surely asking for a lot to give up two years of team control on a pitcher with upside. The Braves have been involved in discussions for Chris Archer, so Gausman was likely viewed as the team's fallback option. The 27-year-old holds a 4.22 ERA for his career, but he should get a boost with the move over to the National League.
Jul 31 - 3:29 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Braves have been in talks with the Orioles about Kevin Gausman.

Multiple reporters are confirming this, so it looks like this has a real chance to happen, especially with the Pirates apparently turning their focus to Rays right-hander Chris Archer. Gausman holds a 4.43 ERA in 21 starts this season, but he could benefit by getting out of the AL East. He's under team control through 2020, which is something that the Braves covet.
Jul 31 - 3:18 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that a trade involving Chris Archer is now seen as "very, very likely."

In fact, Topkin hears that there's about a "90 percent" chance of something going down. Just where he could end up is unclear, but the Brewers, Braves, and Pirates have all been mentioned prominently of late. It's worth noting that the Pirates are considered out on Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman, so that could be a sign of progress with Archer, but that's just speculation for now. We should all find out within an hour.
Jul 31 - 3:01 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Cubs and Brewers are among the main teams in the mix for Reds right-hander Matt Harvey.

As opposed to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Heyman hears that the Braves are not likely to land him. If you throw out one disastrous start, Harvey has a 3.63 ERA over his other 13 starts during his time with the Reds. He's shown increased velocity, though it hasn't resulted in an uptick in strikeouts or swings and misses. Obviously he still has the name recognition, but he's likely being viewed as a backend rotation option by contenders.
Jul 31 - 1:47 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers, Braves, and Pirates are "all strongly in [the] mix" for Chris Archer.

Rosenthal also adds that the Dodgers and other teams are "potentially lurking" with just a couple hours to go until the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Jon Morosi of MLB Network identified the Braves as "the team to watch" on Archer earlier in the day. The 29-year-old right-hander has somewhat underwhelming overall numbers this season, but he's delivered a 2.70 ERA over his last 43 1/3 innings and he's under control through 2021.
Jul 31 - 1:39 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Braves have been most aggressive in trade talks for Reds right-hander Matt Harvey.

The Brewers have been mentioned most frequently as a possible trade partner in recent days, but the club could simply view him as a backup plan. Harvey has shown increased velocity while posting a 4.44 ERA and 56/17 K/BB ratio in 73 innings over 14 starts since being traded to the Reds. There hasn't been a ton of chatter on him, which suggests that teams don't view him as a difference-maker.
Jul 31 - 1:38 PM

Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer believes that Matt Harvey will still be dealt before Tuesday's trade deadline.

Nightengale reports that the Brewers and Braves are among the teams that have shown interest in acquiring the right-hander before the deadline. Harvey has posted a 4.44 ERA and 56/17 K/BB ratio since being dealt to the Reds by the Mets for Devin Mesoraco, and outside of a disasterous outing against the Pirates, he's pitched well in his last eight starts. Keep in mind that Harvey could be dealt in August if the Reds don't get the value they're looking for, but if Nightengale is correct, there's a good chance he changes uniforms on Tuesday.
Jul 31 - 12:29 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network writes that the Braves "are the team to watch" on Rays right-hander Chris Archer.

It's well known that the Braves have been looking for a controllable starting pitcher, so Archer certainly fits the bill. He's under team control for three more seasons at just $27.5 million. Not surprisingly, this makes him attractive to a long list of teams, including some smaller budget clubs like the Padres and Pirates. The Braves certainly have the pieces to pull off a deal for Archer, it's just a matter of how much they are willing to give and who the Rays like. Stay tuned.
Jul 31 - 11:45 AM's TR Sullivan reports that the Rangers "don't see Adrian Beltre going anywhere."

Sullivan hears that talks between the Rangers and Braves appear to be "dead" and while Beltre "might be interested in going to Boston," the Red Sox "don't appear motivated to explore that." Beltre said over the weekend that he would be willing to waive his no-trade rights for the right situation, but it doesn't appear anything is likely to happen.
Jul 30 - 8:18 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have asked teams interested in Chris Archer to submit their final trade offers.

Topkin lists the Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers, Padres and Yankees as the teams that are "most interested" in Archer, with the A's, Astros, Brewers, Phillies and Pirates also lurking. He adds that the Rays "seem more open" to trading Archer at this point in time after flirting with it multiple times over the last few years. Archer is under team control for three more seasons at a cost of just $27.5 million.
Jul 30 - 4:55 PM

Jon Morosi of reports that the Rangers and Braves have discussed a trade involving Adrian Beltre.

The Braves have been mentioned as a possible fit before, but it appears that there's actually something to it. However, Morosi writes that it's "unclear if there's enough momentum" to get something done by Tuesday's deadline. Johan Camargo has quietely been pretty good this season (.777 OPS), so the Braves aren't exactly desperate. Beltre would have to waive his no-trade clause for a deal to take place, though he could welcome the chance to play for a contender. Morosi also mentions the Cubs as a possible fit given Kris Bryant's shoulder issue, though it appears more speculative than anything else.
Jul 30 - 3:32 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Phillies, Braves, Yankees, and Brewers are among the teams who have shown the most interest in right-hander Zack Wheeler.

However, Heyman hears that nobody has been able to meet the Mets' asking price. Unless something changes, Wheeler will stay put past Tuesday's trade deadline. Wheeler, 28, has emerged as one of the best starting pitcher options on the market. He's hit his stride with a 3.20 ERA in 11 starts since the start of June and still has another year of team control remaining.
Jul 30 - 10:18 AM

Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that Orioles' closer Brad Brach has been traded to the Braves.

No word yet on the potential return package for the Orioles. Brach was the logical next domino to fall after Manny Machado and Zach Britton had been dealt as the rebuilding Orioles continue their firesale. With Arodys Vizcaino on the shelf, there's a chance that Brach could immediately step in and see save chances at the back of the Braves' bullpen.
Jul 29 - 4:52 PM

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