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Braves activate Laird from 15-day DL; option Cunningham

ATLANTA -- Gerald Laird walked into Turner Field, his two-year-old son Brooklyn trailing him, dragging a foam bat behind him. Laird was hitting the field and while it may have been for whiffle ball during the Braves' family day, the catcher who was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday after having kidney stones removed, was simply happy to be wearing an Atlanta uniform...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves activate Gerald Laird, option Todd Cunningham

getty images Gerald Laird will return to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Laird had been on the disabled list after he had a kidney stone removed. The Braves will welcome the return of their backup catcher who has a .293/.384/.400 line this season in 28 games. In order to make room for Laird on the active roster the Braves sent outfielder Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett. Cunningham...
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Activate Laird, Option Cunningham

The Atlanta Braves continue to get healthy as they activated catcher Gerald Laird off the disabled list and optioned outfielder Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett.  Laird will be in uniform and available to play against the Marlins Sunday. Laird went on the disabled list August 3, retroactive to July 26 with a kidney stone ailment. Laird has been a solid contributor for the Braves...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Rookies’ ‘Rock Yo’ Jock’ rap video is bringing purity to baseball

Atlanta Braves rookie prospect Todd Cunningham is bringing a fresh approach to baseball's steroid issue with his "Rock Yo' Jock" rap video.
Via Gamedayr
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Rookie Gets First MLB Hit, But Is A Rapper First...???

((HT: Fansided)) Todd Cunningham was called up to the Braves major league roster after the injury to Reed Johnson put him on the DL. In the bottom of the 7th inning of the Braves 11-3 win over Colorado last night, Cunningham pinch hit for pitcher Alex Wood and got a single. As part of the rookie hazing/congratulations in the clubhouse after the game, the team played his...
Via Online Sports Guys
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves: Reed Johnson latest outfielder to hit DL

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Reed Johnson has landed on the disabled list with Achilles tendinitis. Johnson, 36, figured to be a bench bat when the season began but found his way into 66 games for the NL East leading Braves. The Braves have dealt with injuries throughout their outfield this season. Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis, Jordan Schafer, and both B.J. and Justin Upton have dealt...
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Prospects with Mike Newman

Episode 268 Prospect analyst Mike Newman discusses players he’s seen — including, in this case, outfielders Todd Cunningham (Braves), Ariel Ovando (Astros), Tyler Austin (Yankees), and maybe-third-baseman Aderlin Rodriguez (Mets) — and the larger concerns each raises with regard to prospect analysis generally. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves prospect has blinged out jock strap

This is Braves prospect Todd Cunningham. Baseball America ranked him as the 16th best prospect in the organization this offseason. And here he is starring in a music video called "Rock Yo Jock", which features Cunningham in his Lynchburg Hillcats hat, wearing a bedazzled jock strap around his neck. In an interview with's Benjamin Hill, Cunningham says that...
Via The Outside Corner
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 player preview: Todd Cunningham

Todd Cunningham was the second round pick of the Atlanta Braves (53rd overall) out of Jacksonville State University in the 2010 draft. Upon being drafted, Cunningham was sent to Rome, where he OPSed .679 in 65 games. In those 65 games, Cunningham showed decent plate discipline (14 walks, 30 strikeouts) and minimal power (.078 ISO). He went to Lynchburg for the 2011 season, and including...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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