ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have released third baseman Adonis Garcia so he can play overseas.
The team says on Twitter that Garcia has a "desire to play in South Korea for the 2018 season."
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton came up short in his quest for 60 home runs, and Adonis Garcia hit a pinch-hit three-run home run to lift the Atlanta Braves over the Miami Marlins 8-5 in the season finale for both teams Sunday.
Stanton finished with ML-bests of 59 home runs and 132 RBIs. His final chance at No. 60 came in the ninth, and the crowd of 25,222 saluted him with a long ovation after he struck out swinging. He then came out for a curtain call, followed by hugs from teammates.
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hoisted his bat to the crowd after his final swing of the season, then came out for a curtain call before disappearing into a sea of dugout embraces with teammates.
The Miami Marlins lost, and that was of minimal importance to those who stuck around to the end to cheer baseball's best slugger this season.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia is expected to miss about two months after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his left ring finger.
The Braves announced Wednesday that Garcia had the procedure Monday in Atlanta.
The 32-year-old Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 7. He hurt his hand on a swing. He is hitting .247 with four home runs and 16 RBIs.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Braves activated left-hander Eric O'Flaherty and infielder Adonis Garcia off the disabled list before the start of their series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Atlanta also called up infielder Johan Camargo from Triple-A Gwinnett. He's in his third stint with the Braves.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed third baseman Adonis Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with left Achilles tendinitis.
Jace Peterson is starting in Garcia's place for Wednesday night's game against Toronto. The Braves called up infielder Johan Camargo from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill the spot on the 25-man roster.
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Leake had such command of his fastball and cutter that he rarely needed to throw his secondary pitches against the Atlanta Braves.
"I thought I was doing a good job mixing and matching," he said. "That was making it a little bit easier."
Leake won his fourth straight decision, Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Braves 5-3 on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freddie Freeman was frustrated after having four hitless at-bats Friday night.
Thankfully for the Atlanta Braves, he had a fifth chance and made the most of it.
Freeman's two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and the Braves rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday night.
"I was just thankful to get another opportunity," Freeman said. "I was pretty terrible the first eight innings.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freddie Freeman's two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday night.
Freeman hit his eighth homer off Brewers closer Neftali Feliz (0-3), who was summoned to pitch the ninth in a tie game. Adonis Garcia led off the inning with a double and Freeman hit a 1-1 pitch over the wall in center field.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco rounded first base after his game-winning hit and kept running to right field, trying to avoid a celebratory beatdown from his teammates.
Andres Blanco caught him.
"Whitey got me this time," Franco said of the playful punches he endured. "My body is killing me."
ATLANTA (AP) — After giving up a home run on his only curveball, R.A. Dickey went back to his knuckleball. He knows that pitch is the reason he's still in the major leagues at age 42.
Winless at Turner Field, Dickey got a victory in his first appearance at SunTrust Park as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 Saturday night behind home runs from Brandon Phillips and Adonis Garcia.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Cuban outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia to a minor league contract and invited him to their big league spring training camp.
Garcia, the younger brother of Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia, was the MVP of Cuba's top professional league last year and was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball in December.
MIAMI (AP) — The Atlanta Braves keep tripping up postseason contenders.
Adonis Garcia hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Friday night for their season-high seventh straight win.
"I keep saying it — I feel our team is fighting for a playoff spot," Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. "You can't be more appreciative in the way they go out there and fight for each other."
MIAMI (AP) — Trying to gain ground in the wild-card race, the Miami Marlins lost their third straight following a three-game winning streak.
Adonis Garcia hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Marlins 3-2 Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler is trying to close out the season on a strong note after struggling at times for the Atlanta Braves.
"I've had my ups and downs this year," he said. "I've shown that I can be really good and I've shown I can be really bad. It's just a matter of not taking any start for granted."
Adonis Garcia drove in three runs, Wisler pitched five-plus innings and Atlanta beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 in a rain-shortened game Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Bartolo Colon tried not to put too much blame on himself for two mistake pitches that resulted in solo homers for Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis.
"I think I missed on both pitches," he said. "In the big leagues, any time you miss your spots you're going to pay the consequences."
Adonis Garcia's tiebreaking single in the 10th inning scored Dansby Swanson from third base and the Atlanta Braves snapped the New York Mets' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski wouldn't say if he has immediate plans to retire after 16 full seasons in the major leagues.
"I don't know the answer to that question," he said. "It's been discussed, obviously, but I don't know."
Pierzynski singled in the 10th inning to advance Dansby Swanson to third base and was replaced by pitcher Matt Wisler as a pinch-runner.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after he was activated from the disabled list, Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg left in the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.
Strasburg had been sidelined due to right elbow soreness. In his first start since Aug. 17, he gave up a double to rookie Dansby Swanson leading off the third.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinch-runner Michael A. Taylor scored the go-ahead run on catcher Tyler Flowers' throwing error as part of a three-run eighth inning and the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-7 on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adonis Garcia is benefiting from the two All-Star sluggers batting behind him.
Garcia scored the winning run in the 10th inning after homering twice earlier in the game, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Saturday night.
Garcia spent most of the season in the middle of Atlanta's order, but for the last month, he's batted second ahead of Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp.
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran won for the first time in nine starts, rookie Dansby Swanson drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 on Tuesday night.
Teheran began the night with the lowest run support in the major leagues, but the two-time All-Star used a rare offensive outburst by Atlanta to earn his first home victory since last Oct. 2, a span of 14 starts.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Kemp scored from third after Keon Broxton dropped Gordon Beckham's fly ball to center field in the 12th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Monday night.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Broxton dropped a drive to deep center. An error was given to Broxton, but Beckham was awarded a sacrifice fly and an RBI.
Kemp drew a walk off Carlos Torres (2-2) to start the 12th and went to third on a ground-rule double...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The track record suggested Carlos Martinez was on a roll. The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher just could not get comfortable.
"From the first inning, I didn't feel right," Martinez said through an interpreter after giving up two three-run home runs in a 13-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. "I felt just negative, just a little bit of a negative mentality, but I have faith I'm going to be able to get back right into it."
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia pitched eight scoreless innings and had an RBI single to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Garcia (8-8) struck out 11 as he topped the 100-strikeout mark for the third time in his career.
He pitched out of a two-on, no out jam in the fourth, striking out Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp before getting Adonis Garcia to ground out. Freeman and Kemp, third and fourth in the Braves'...
ATLANTA (AP) — A big gamble by Adonis Garcia helped give the Braves their second home series win of the season.
It also gave interim manager Brian Snitker a big scare.
Garcia scored from second on an improbable stolen base attempt in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Thursday night despite Ryan Vogelsong's strong start.
Felipe Rivero (0-4) walked Garcia with one out in the seventh, and Garcia moved to...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Harrell pitched six innings, Adonis Garcia homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.
This untimely meeting came nearly 25 years after the Twins beat the Braves in a World Series that's often been mentioned among the most dramatic in history. The 1991 anniversary celebration was marked by Gene Larkin, who had the winning hit in the 10th inning of Game 7, throwing the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis has quite a knack for clutch hits.
Galvis hit a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Despite a .221 average, Galvis leads the team with eight game-winning RBIs.
"He gave me a good pitch to hit, and I was just trying to put the ball in play, got a good swing and hit the homer," Galvis said. "Sometimes you are down a little bit on...