Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:47:59 -0700
The Atlanta Braves are dealing with several injuries to their rotation, and if SPs Brandon Beachy (elbow), Kris Medlen (forearm) and Mike Minor (shoulder) are all not ready for the regular season, SP David Hale might find himself breaking camp with the team and opening the regular season in the starting rotation.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:15:18 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (biceps) had "discomfort" in his right biceps Monday, March 10, and was unable to locate his pitches. Beachy's velocity was also down Monday, and he said that he's already attempted to ramp up his velocity this spring.
Fantasy Tip: Beachy is fully removed from TJS surgery, but clearly, health issues remain. He also had cleanup surgery on his right elbow in the offseason. Atlanta's rotation could now be in dire straights if Beachy and Kris Medlen (forearm) are out for the long term. That would put both David Hale and Freddy Garcia in line to open the season in the rotation as replacements.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:13:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen (forearm) has a strained right forearm. He will be re-evaluated Monday, March 10.
Fantasy Tip: His reaction on the mound wasn't pretty. At the very least, this puts his status for the start of the season very much in jeopardy. His departure would create an opening for David Hale, who could be useful in NL-only leagues. We don't want to spread a big cloud of negativity, but we would suggest treading carefully if drafting Medlen.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:49:57 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Paul Maholm (elbow) felt soreness in his elbow, and he'll undergo an MRI exam and miss his start Friday, Sept. 13. P David Hale will start in his place. SP Freddy Garcia will start in the place of SP Alex Wood Thursday, Sept. 12, in order to give Wood a breather.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:37:10 -0700
The Atlanta Braves recalled P David Hale from the minors Thursday, Sept. 5.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:44:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves P David Hale was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett Wednesday, March 13.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:27:33 -0800
The Atlanta Braves added C Christian Bethancourt, P David Hale, P Cory Rasmus, P Ezekiel Spruill and P Aaron Northcraft to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:16:19 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Carroll Rodgers reports the Atlanta Braves selected hard-throwing P David Hale from Princeton in the third round of the First-Year Player Draft. Hale, originally from Marietta, Ga., can touch 97 mph with his fastball, and he has a sharp breaking ball.