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 Latest Atlanta Braves Player Notes:

Dec 16 2017 - Charlie Culberson
  The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired OF Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for four players and cash considerations, according to a release from the Dodgers Saturday. Heading east to Atlanta are 1B Adrian Gonzalez, LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Brandon McCarthy IF Charlie Culberson. MLB.com reported the Braves have already designated Gonzalez for assignment. Culberson, 28, appeared in 49 regular season games over the last two seasons with the Dodgers and made postseason rosters following each campaign.


Dec 16 2017 - Brandon McCarthy
  The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired OF Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for four players and cash considerations, according to a release from the Dodgers. Heading east to Atlanta are 1B Adrian Gonzalez, LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Brandon McCarthy and IF Charlie Culberson. MLB.com reported the Braves have already designated Gonzalez for assignment. McCarthy, 34, signed a four-year deal with the Dodgers in December 2014 and in his three seasons with Los Angeles, went 11-7 with a 4.51 ERA in 29 starts. The right-hander missed most of 2015 and 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2015.


Dec 16 2017 - Scott Kazmir
  The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired OF Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for four players and cash considerations, according to a release from the Dodgers. Heading east to Atlanta are 1B Adrian Gonzalez, LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Brandon McCarthy and IF Charlie Culberson. MLB.com reported the Braves have already designated Gonzalez for assignment. Kazmir, 33, was signed to a three-year contract with Los Angeles before the 2016 season and went 10-6 with a 4.56 ERA in 26 starts during his first season with the Dodgers. He did not pitch last year due to a hip injury.


Dec 16 2017 - Adrian Gonzalez
  The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for four players and cash considerations, according to a release from the Dodgers Saturday. Heading east to Atlanta are 1B Adrian Gonzalez, pitchers Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy and infielder Charlie Culberson. MLB.com reported the Braves have already designated Gonzalez for assignment. Gonzalez, 35, was acquired by the Dodgers from the Boston Red Sox in August 2012 and was instrumental in helping Los Angeles win five straight National League West Division titles. In 14 big league seasons, the five-time All-Star has hit .288 with 2,010 hits, 311 homers and 1,176 RBI while playing in 1,875 games.


Nov 30 2017 - Justin Kelly
  LHP Justin Kelly was obtained by the Atlanta Braves in a deal in which RHP Jim Johnson was sent to the Los Angeles Angels. Kelly, 24, posted a 6-4 mark with a 3.35 ERA in 25 games spread over five levels of the Angels' system last season.


Oct 24 2017 - Brandon McCarthy
  RHP Brandon McCarthy was added to the World Series roster. McCarthy was 6-4 with a 3.98 ERA in 19 games (16 starts) during the regular season. He only pitched six innings since July 20 due to a knee injury.


Oct 23 2017 - R.A. Dickey
  RHP R.A. Dickey had his contract option for 2018 declined by the Atlanta Braves, the team announced Monday. Dickey, 42, just completed his 15th major league season, going 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 starts in his lone year with the Braves. He made his 300th career start and 400th career appearance in his final turn of the season on Sept. 26.


Oct 23 2017 - Tyler Flowers
  C Tyler Flowers had his contract option picked up for the 2018 season, the team announced Monday. The 2018 campaign will mark Flowers' third with the Braves and his 10th in the majors. He batted a career-best .281 with 12 home runs and 49 RBIs in 99 games this season. In his two seasons since joining Atlanta as a free agent, the 31-year-old Flowers is hitting .276 with 20 homers and 90 RBIs over 182 games. Flowers, 31, underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his left wrist on Oct. 9. He is expected to be fully ready for the start of spring training.


Oct 19 2017 - Charlie Culberson
  SS Charlie Culberson was one of six Dodgers hitters to hit better than .300 for the NLCS. Culberson, who moved into a starting role after Corey Seager was forced to miss the series with a back injury, hit .455 in the five games with two doubles and a triple and finished 2-for-4 in Thursday night's 11-1 victory.


Oct 14 2017 - Charlie Culberson
  SS Charlie Culberson, who replaced an injured Corey Seager (back) in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday, had only 13 major league at-bats this season, all in September after he was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In his second plate appearance Saturday, he tied the game with a sacrifice fly. He added a double and a run scored in the seventh. Culberson clinched the division title for the Dodgers in 2016 with a game-ending home run.


Oct 2 2017 - Freddie Freeman
  1B Freddie Freeman, who was named team MVP, capped a great year on Sunday by hitting a double and a triple in five at-bats. He finished the year hitting .307 with 35 doubles, two triples, 28 homers and 71 RBIs.


Oct 2 2017 - Nick Markakis
  RF Nick Markakis, who went 3-for-5, finished the year hitting .275. He had 39 doubles, one triple, eight homers and 76 RBIs. He just missed what would've been his fifth 40-double season.


Oct 2 2017 - Ender Inciarte
  CF Ender Inciarte on Sunday completed a breakthrough season. He had 201 hits, including 27 doubles, five triples, 11 homers and 93 runs scored. He also hit .304, stole 22 bases and made a strong case for a Gold Glove in center field.


Oct 2 2017 - Ozzie Albies
  2B Ozzie Albies, who made his major league debut on Aug. 1, made a strong impression. He is only 20 years old. Yet, in 56 games, Albies hit eight doubles, five triples and six homers. He batted .288 with eight steals in nine tries and had an .815 OPS.


Sep 30 2017 - R.A. Dickey
  RHP R.A. Dickey, 42, is pondering retirement. If he decides to return, the Braves can either exercise his 2018 option for $8 million or give him a $500,000 buyout. Dickey told mlb.com his decision will be based on the desire of his wife and four children. If he decides to play, he wants to be near the family home in Nashville, which means staying in Atlanta or playing for the St. Louis Cardinals or Cincinnati Reds. Dickey finished this season with a 10-10 record and a 4.26 ERA.


Sep 30 2017 - Lane Adams
  CF Lane Adams went 1-for-4 with a double and is hitting .279 this season. He has a five-game hit streak and is hitting .353 during that span.


Sep 30 2017 - Max Fried
  LHP Max Fried will start Atlanta's season finale on Sunday against the Marlins. The rookie is 3-5 with a 4.85 ERA. In three games against the Marlins this year, including one start, he is 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA.


Sep 30 2017 - Lucas Sims
  RHP Lucas Sims (3-6) lasted just two innings, his shortest start of the year, on Saturday against the Marlins. He allowed seven hits, four walks and six runs.


Sep 30 2017 - Ozzie Albies
  2B Ozzie Albies made the most of a rare opportunity to hit leadoff, going 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and a stolen base. In just his fourth game at the top of the Braves' lineup, he delivered with a first-inning homer and followed that up with a second-inning single, stolen base and run scored.


Sep 30 2017 - Lane Adams
  CF Lane Adams continued his sudden power surge by clubbing his second homer in two games. He blasted a first-inning, three-run homer off Marlins starter Dan Straily. On Thursday, he hit another off Miami reliever Drew Steckenrider. He has hit five home runs this season, all coming in a span of 80 at-bats. Three of those have been against Marlins pitching, including a dramatic two-run walk-off homer on Sept. 10 -- the first game-ending RBI of his career.


Sep 30 2017 - R.A. Dickey
  RHP R.A. Dickey scratched his start on Sunday. The 42-year-old went 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA for the Braves this season. He worked 190 innings over 31 starts. He met with reporters prior to Friday's game and said he is undecided on retirement and would make that decision with his family in the offseason. LHP Max Fried will start for the Braves on Sunday in the 2017 season finale.


Sep 30 2017 - Freddie Freeman
  1B Freddie Freeman went 0-for-1 officially and is still one at-bat shy of qualifying for the batting title. Freeman walked three times and was hit by a pitch in addition to grounding out. Freeman missed 44 games early this season recovering from a left wrist fracture.


Sep 29 2017 - Julio Teheran
  RHP Julio Teheran (11-13) took the loss on Thursday against the Marlins. Despite entering the game with a career 5-2 record at Marlins Park and a 4-1 record this year in his past five decisions, Teheran was shaky, allowing eight hits, three walks and five runs in six innings. Teheran did reach a milestone in this game, getting to at least 150 strikeouts for the fifth straight year. The last Braves pitcher to accomplish the feat was John Smoltz in 1999.


Sep 29 2017 - Luiz Gohara
  LHP Luiz Gohara (1-3, 4.63 ERA) on Friday will make his first career start against the Marlins. In fact, Gohara, a 21-year-old Brazilian, will be making just his fifth major league appearance. He already has two quality starts -- allowing one run in six innings at the Washington Nationals and allowing one run in seven innings against the Philadelphia Phillies. In his other starts, he has allowed 10 runs in 10 1/3 innings.


Sep 29 2017 - Ender Inciarte
  CF Ender Inciarte went 0-for-3 on Thursday but leads the National League in hits with 201. He is also just the fourth Atlanta Braves player to reach 200 hits, joining Felipe Alou (1966, 1968), Ralph Garr (1971, 73, 74) and Marquis Grissom (1996). In addition, Inciarte finished with 110 home hits this season, second most in Atlanta history behind Garr's 121 in 1971. Inciarte was also a Gold Glove winner last year and an All-Star this season.