Freddie Freeman - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Freddie Freeman Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams' first home run with the Braves came down near the right-field restaurant that had been the landing spot for a few of Freddie Freeman's long balls this season. Adams was quick to say he's not staking any claim to Freeman's territory — in the stands or on the field. The newcomer hit a two-run shot in his second ... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:50:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:50:00Z LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset A look at what's happening all around the majors today: WELCOME First baseman Matt Adams is expected to join the Braves in time for their game at SunTrust Park against Washington. Atlanta acquired Adams this weekend from St. Louis, hoping he can help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman — the All-Star w... Sun, 21 May 2017 07:12:00 GMT 2017-05-21T07:12:00Z Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have found their fill-in for injured star Freddie Freeman. On Saturday, the Braves acquired first baseman Matt Adams and cash from the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. The deal came three days after the Braves lost Freeman to a broken wrist. Freeman was expected to miss 10 we... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:53:00 GMT 2017-05-21T00:53:00Z Freeman has broken wrist, expected to miss 10 weeks ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are looking for help at first base after losing Freddie Freeman for about 10 weeks due to a broken left wrist. President of baseball operations John Hart says he knows no player can replace the production lost by the injury to Freeman, who shared the major league lead with 14 homers and was hitting .341. Freema... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:27:00Z LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2 A look at what's happening all around the majors today: FINGERS CROSSED FOR FREDDIE The Braves will be nervously awaiting the results of tests on the left wrist of Freddie Freeman. The slugging first baseman was struck by a pitch in Wednesday night's victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He headed straight to the clubh... Thu, 18 May 2017 08:15:00 GMT 2017-05-18T08:15:00Z Freeman injured, Bautista bat flips and Braves beat Jays ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves scored six runs before making an out, and things turned ugly in the late innings after a bat flip by Jose Bautista. All of it was overshadowed by an injury to Freddie Freeman. The Braves rode a big first inning to their third straight win over the Toronto Blue Jays, holding on for an 8-4 victory Wednesd... Thu, 18 May 2017 04:37:00 GMT 2017-05-18T04:37:00Z LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup A look at what's happening all around the majors today: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Two of baseball's biggest surprises square off when the Colorado Rockies visit Minnesota in an interleague matchup of first-place teams. Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) starts for the Twins against rookie German Marquez (1-2, 4.88). Both pitc... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-05-17T06:26:00Z Tempers flare as baseball's division rivalries turn hostile The Orioles and Red Sox play each other again in early June, as do the Astros and Rangers. Perhaps by then, cooler heads can prevail. If not, the umpires in those series will have their work cut out for them. Tempers flared in Boston and Houston this week, with divisional rivalries descending into open hostility. Manny Machado of the Or... Fri, 05 May 2017 07:04:00 GMT 2017-05-05T07:04:00Z Ryan Howard goes back to the minors hoping to extend career LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Ryan Howard was once one of baseball's most feared sluggers, an MVP and World Series champion, the toast of Philadelphia. So what's he doing here, in the sprawling suburbs of Atlanta, a minor leaguer at age 37, playing alongside a bunch of 20-somethings, enduring bus rides and sparse crowds? "There's more in th... Thu, 04 May 2017 19:56:00 GMT 2017-05-04T19:56:00Z Kemp homers 3 times, Braves beat Brewers 11-3 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Kemp had a night like he's never had before in his career. He was more than happy to share the good vibes. Kemp homered three times and drove in five runs, helping the surging Atlanta Braves pound the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Saturday. "It was everybody's night," he said. "Everybody was swinging the bat well. That... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:26:00 GMT 2017-04-30T03:26:00Z Harper hits 2 HRs, drives in 5, as Nats slam Braves 14-4 ATLANTA (AP) — Bryce Harper assumes everybody already knows the Washington Nationals will again be a team to watch in the National League. Just in case, Harper and the Nationals made the point by putting on an offensive show at the Atlanta Braves' new park. Harper had two homers, including a grand slam, among four hits and the Nationals... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-04-20T04:13:00Z Braves greats help celebrate opening of new SunTrust Park ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves leaned heavily on some of the biggest names from their past to help open their new park. The first pitch before Friday night's opener at SunTrust Park was delivered from one Hall of Famer, Hank Aaron, to another, Bobby Cox. The 83-year-old Aaron used a cane as he walked onto the field in front of the mo... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:13:00 GMT 2017-04-15T01:13:00Z Slugger Ryan Howard gets minor league deal with Braves NEW YORK (AP) — After learning Ryan Howard had agreed to a contract with Atlanta, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman texted the slugger an emoji of clapping hands. "When he walks up to the plate, he can still change the game with one swing of the bat," Freeman said Thursday when Howard's minor league deal was announced. If added to th... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-04-06T22:30:00Z Braves open new park with exhibition win over Yankees Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Bartolo Colon got in a final tuneup before his 20th big league season and the Atlanta Braves opened their new stadium with an 8-5 exhibition victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. New York's Greg Bird picked up his eighth homer — tied with Washington's Bryce Harper for the most in the majors this spring —... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 03:03:00 GMT 2017-04-01T03:03:00Z Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which revealed a Grade 1 strain. He'll rest for five to seven days before slowly resum... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-03-28T04:13:00Z Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training. Following a stint with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, Duffy allowed three runs over six innings for the Kansas City Royals in a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. It was Duffy's first start with the Royals since March 5 because of the international tournament. ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:05:00 GMT 2017-03-25T03:05:00Z FANTASY PLAYS: 6 at top at 1B, then wait in your draft The first base position is all about power as only Paul Goldschmidt and Wil Myers finished the 2016 season with more than 12 stolen bases. You want to either attack this position early, or hold off and wait, as the options drop off quickly after the top six players. Different fantasy sites account for different eligibility, so Kris Bryant's 39 home runs a... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-03-11T00:13:00Z Votto, Trout among talented sluggers on struggling teams GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Votto fielded grounders over and over again until most of the Cincinnati Reds were long gone, off to a spring game, weights, or just the rest of the day. He threw home. He threw to second. He practiced underhand tosses to first, backhands, everything. A group of coaches hollered in appreciation after one diving stop and crisp t... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-03-04T20:43:00Z Not right: Mets third baseman Wright can't throw for 2 weeks David Wright and the New York Mets hoped for a healthy start to spring training. No such luck. Wright was told Tuesday not to throw for two weeks after an examination in New York showed an impingement in his right shoulder. The third baseman will be re-evaluated after two weeks. The 34-year-old team captain is a seven-time All-Star, but... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:04:00 GMT 2017-03-01T01:04:00Z Tim Tebow hits 9 homers in batting practice at Mets workout PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow quickly got into the swing of spring training, hitting nine home runs in batting practice Monday during his first workout with the New York Mets. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback is hoping to make to the majors as an outfielder. He signed a minor league contract last September. T... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:00:00 GMT 2017-02-28T13:00:00Z Indians, Cubs tie 1-all in 1st matchup since World Series MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Danny Salazar breezed through his first outing for the Cleveland Indians this spring. No extra adrenaline from facing the Chicago Cubs. No interest in revisiting the World Series. Just another day at work. Salazar pitched two crisp innings, and Cleveland and Chicago played to a 1-1 tie in the Cactus League on Sunday. ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:41:00 GMT 2017-02-27T01:41:00Z Gwynn's death helped change MLB culture on smokeless tobacco OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Tony Gwynn's death from oral cancer was a turning point in baseball's culture that long tolerated smokeless tobacco. Baseball's new labor contract, agreed to last week, bans chew among players with no current major league service time. The Hall of Famer's death at age 54 two years ago shook up many in the industry. ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:11:00 GMT 2016-12-06T03:11:00Z