Rafael Soriano, who has been on the disabled list since June 13 with inflammation in his right elbow, should return to the team "in a couple of days," assistant general manager Bruce Manno said Thursday.
ATLANTA - Cole Hamels came within one out of his second shutout of the Braves this season, making the Phillies' second series sweep of the year in Atlanta look easy.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves may soon face a difficult decision with Mark Teixeira, the team's cleanup hitter and possible free agent.
ATLANTA - Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies emerged from their interleague blahs to resume their mastery of the Atlanta Braves, ruining the surprise return of Chipper Jones.
TORONTO - With his curveball diving and his fastball topping out at 96 miles per hour, A.J. Burnett made life easy on catcher Rod Barajas, and rough on the undermanned Atlanta Braves.
TORONTO - It's not often that Atlanta's Tim Hudson gives up a home run. When he does, he usually loses.
TORONTO - Bobby Cox has seen plenty of fine pitching performances as manager of the Atlanta Braves, but few as good as the one Jair Jurrjens delivered Friday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves finished their homestand with a patchwork starting lineup. They hope to have a few familiar names back on the field when they play their next home game.
ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar was held out of Wednesday's starting lineup against Milwaukee after jamming his left shoulder the previous night and his replacement, Omar Infante, came out of the game because of a strained right hamstring.
ATLANTA - Jorge Campillo has made eight starts, enough for the Atlanta Braves and their opponents to agree: The rookie is for real.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones missed his fifth straight start, which usually means a loss for the Braves. Kelly Johnson, his replacement in the No. 3 spot of Atlanta's batting order, filled the void.
ATLANTA - The Milwaukee Brewers suddenly are winning consistently on the road.
ATLANTA - The numbers tell the story of Jeff Francoeur's hitting funk.
ATLANTA - The best stat of the night for Milwaukee manager Ned Yost was the "zero" for pitches thrown in the bullpen by his relievers.
ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira sounded more relieved than overjoyed after his second career three-homer game.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox had only a few rules.
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
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