(10:28 am ET) The Braves outrighted pitcher James R. Parr off the 40-man roster and to the minor leagues Wednesday.
Johnson, 11 others cut by Braves
(3/16/2010) Braves outfielder Cody Johnson was one of the players who didn't survive Atlanta's first round of cuts, according to MLB.com. Johnson, a 21-year-old outfielder who was the Braves first-round selection in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, batted .091 with two runs and four strikeouts in 11 Grapefruit League at-bats. He was among a group of non-roster invitees assigned to minor league camp. Also assigned were pitchers Chris Resop and Erik Cordier, and catchers Braeden Schlehuber and Jesus Sucre. Optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett were pitchers Lee Hyde, Steve Marek, James Parr and Todd Redmond. Optioned to Double-A Mississippi were pitchers Jose Ortegano, Juan Abreu and Kyle Cofield.
(5/22/2009) The Braves optioned right-handed reliever James Parr to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled right-hander Manny Acosta, who was 1-3 with a 2.86 ERA at Gwinnett. Acosta was 3-5 with three saves and a 3.57 ERA with Atlanta last season.
Braves add Parr to bullpen
(4/16/2009) Braves reliever Jorge Campillo has been put on the DL with right shoulder tendinitis. Campillo gave up two hits and one run in the ninth inning of Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins. He was put on the 15-day DL after the game. Campillo (1-0) has a 5.40 ERA and one blown save in four games. He made two starts for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic, and Braves manager Bobby Cox said the reliever hasn't been the same since then. Right-hander James R. Parr will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett in time for Friday's game at Pittsburgh. Parr was 1-0 with a 4.84 ERA in five starts for Atlanta last season.
(3/3/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: RHP James R. Parr will be working on sinker during spring training, hoping to pick the brains of RHP Derek Lowe and RHP Tim Hudson while he is in camp.
Parr bogeys another start Saturday
(9/27/2008) Braves rookie SP James R. Parr, who pitched 12 shutout innings in his first two starts, had a third straight miserable start Saturday at Houston. He allowed five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out none. He didn't factor in the decision.
Parr again gets roughed up Sunday
(9/21/2008) Braves rookie SP James R. Parr, who pitched six shutout innings in each of his first two starts, had worse than a 9.00 ERA for the second straight start Sunday against the Mets. He allowed four runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings, striking out two and walking four. He didn't factor in the decision.
Parr below par on Tuesday
(9/16/2008) There was no decision to be had for Braves SP James R. Parr on Tuesday night against the Phillies. The Braves lost the game late and Parr didn't factor in. He didn't pitch well, however, as he allowed four runs on 10 hits over just 4 1/3 innings. He didn't walk a batter and recorded four strikeouts. Still, in three starts his ERA is 2.20.
Parr throws six more scoreless frames
(9/10/2008)James R. Parr pitched six more scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves overcame a shaky bullpen to deal another blow to Colorado's fading playoff hopes, beating the Rockies 9-5 on Wednesday night. Parr extended his scoreless streak to 12 innings since coming up from the minors and left with a 4-0 lead. But all his good work was quickly undone by Atlanta's hapless bullpen. Parr allowed five hits and struck out five.
Parr shuts down Nats through six
(9/4/2008) Braves SP James R. Parr tossed six sharp innings and combined with three relievers for a five-hitter to beat the Nationals in his major-league debut Thursday. Parr surrendered just two hits -- both to Ronnie Belliard -- walked three and struck out three. The 22-year-old right-hander didn't allow a runner past second base. "What a night he had," Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said. "He's sneaky quick. He doesn't light up the radar gun, but he's got a little looping curve and a changeup. I was impressed. It's a great way to break in."