AJ Smith-Shawver taking it all in ahead of first start as a Brave
AJ Smith-Shawver will start Friday or Saturday for the Atlanta Braves, part of an ultra-accelerated plan for the 20-year-old pitcher after he made his MLB debut out of the bullpen over the weekend. Smith-Shawver completed just 110 innings in the minors, so he didn’t have much time to get settled anywhere. But whether he’s here for a while or not, he's just taking in all the craziness of this journey so far, as Kelly Price reports.
Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg, who once signed record-breaking contract, has ‘severe nerve damage’: report
In December 2019, Strasburg signed a seven-year, $245 million deal with the Washington Nationals, breaking the record previously held by David Price ($217 million), after winning the 2019 World Series MVP with the Nats.
Nevada lawmakers question worth of subsidizing proposed Oakland A's stadium on Las Vegas Strip
Stadium subsidies for teams in cities from Buffalo, New York, to Arlington, Texas, have sparked similar heated discussions in statehouses across the country in recent years.
Kimbrel 8th pitcher in MLB history to earn 400 saves, Phillies beat Braves 6-4
Craig Kimbrel became the eighth pitcher in major league history to earn 400 saves, Brandon Marsh hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Friday night.
Atlanta Braves host OutKast night with special giveaway at Truist Park
The first 15,000 fans to tonight's Braves game get a special tribute to the legendary Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast.
MLB warns batters may not attempt to trick pitchers into clock violations
MLB senior vice president Michael Hill wrote in a two-page memo to general managers that the commissioner's office had detected batters attempting to induce quick pitches.
Mother of LA Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw dies
Marianne Tombaugh died Saturday, according to Ellen Kershaw. The pitcher’s wife mentioned it during the dedication of a refurbished youth baseball field in Inglewood that his charity foundation supported.
Mother of Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw dies
Marianne Tombaugh, the mother of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has died.
Mother's Day, Mary J. Blige, markets and mimosas: Things to do this weekend in Metro Atlanta
Looking for a unique way to celebrate mom, or just need a weekend to yourself? We have a full list of fun, relaxing things you can do this weekend around Metro Atlanta.
Vida Blue, the legendary Oakland A's pitcher, has died
Vida Blue, the legendary Oakland A's pitcher of the 1970s, passed away Saturday night, his family and the A's have confirmed.
Oakland A's announcer suspended for using racial slur during broadcast
After appearing to utter a racial slur during a live broadcast Friday night, Oakland A's announcer Glen Kuiper has apologized.
Visit to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City
The state of Georgia played a big role in the Negro Leagues, which existed before Major League Baseball was integrated.
Braves 6-3 win over Marlins secures 3-game sweep
Marcell Ozuna homered for third time in two games, Ronald Acuña Jr. stole his league-leading 15th base, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.
Robbie Ray needs surgery, will miss rest of season for Mariners
Left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray will miss the rest of the season for the Seattle Mariners as he needs surgery to address a flexor tendon injury.
Astros top Braves 5-2
Yordan Alvarez tied the game with a two-run single in the eighth inning, Corey Julks had a go-ahead pinch-hit single in the ninth, and the Houston Astros won their fourth straight, 5-2 over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Big day for Atlanta's professional sports teams
If there's a good day to be an Atlanta sports fan, today is the day. The Braves, Hawks and Five Stripes are all playing games at home today.
Oakland A's sign agreement to purchase land for Las Vegas ballpark
Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics on Wednesday announced they have signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a future ballpark in Las Vegas – much to the disappointment of the mayor and others who were promised that the team was "Rooted in Oakland."
Climate change linked to record-breaking home runs in MLB, says new study
Major-league sluggers are hitting home runs at record rates, but a new study links part of that power surge to climate change.
Several MLB teams extend beer sales to 8th inning, Twins included
To combat the time crunch of the pitch clock, at least four MLB teams have extended alcohol sales through the eighth inning this season.
Roger Clemens’ son, Kory, arrested for DWI in Houston, accused of hitting car
According to court documents, Kory struck another vehicle causing heavy front-end damage while intoxicated.