News: Freeman wore the Golden Sombrero on Tuesday, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Impact: Freeman faced a tough matchup in southpaw Clayton Kershaw, and was stagnant along with the rest of the Atlanta offense that was unable to produce a single run. The slugger has just one long ball in May after collecting four total in the season's opening month. He remains the Braves' most skilled offensive player, however, slashing .295/.365/.474 on the season.
News: Teheran (4-2) matched his shortest outing of the year Tuesday, allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits and three walks, striking out just one over 4.1 innings.
Impact: Teheran didn't have his best stuff Tuesday, as he allowed double-digit hits for the third time this year and surrendered a season-high eight earned runs. The poor outing brought his season ERA up a full run to 4.91, and the supposed ace now owns a shaky 1.56 WHIP on the year. He'll look to bounce back Sunday against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.
News: Uribe was traded to the Braves on Tuesday night as part of a six-player trade, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
Impact: The deal had been agreed to earlier in the morning, but was temporarily put on ice after Alberto Callaspo -- the other principal involved in what Rosenthal is reporting as a six-player swap -- invoked his no-trade clause and voided the deal. However, with Callaspo since coming around to the idea of joining the Dodgers, the talks were quickly reestablished and the trade has since been formally submitted to the commissioner. Uribe became expendable for the Dodgers with the emergence of Alex Guerrero this season, but he won't necessarily have much easier of a path to at-bats in Atlanta with Chris Johnson (hand) due to return from the disabled list within the next few days. He at least won't have to go far to meet up with his new team, as the Dodgers are hosting Atlanta on Tuesday night.
News: Pierzynski is not in the lineup Tuesday for the second straight day.
Impact: Pierzynski was held out Monday with left-hander Brett Anderson on the mound, and he will sit Tuesday for the second day in a row with an even tougher left-hander -- Clayton Kershaw -- on the mound for the Dodgers. Christian Bethancourt will get another start behind the plate Tuesday night.
News: Callaspo is in the Braves' lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, starting at third base and batting seventh.
Impact: The 32-year-old was a very late scratch from Monday's lineup, and manager Fredi Gonzalez openly admitted after the game that the team was trying to trade Callaspo and didn't want him to get hurt. According to various reports, the Braves had a deal in place to send Callaspo to the Dodgers for Juan Uribe, but apparently Callaspo vetoed the trade. Whether Atlanta works out a deal or not, it seems Callaspo's opportunity to play regularly with Atlanta may be nearing an end, as Chris Johnson (hand) is on the verge of returning.
News: Perez allowed one run on seven hits over six innings against the Dodgers on Monday, walking one while striking out seven, and did not factor into the decision in the Braves' 6-3 loss.
Impact: Perez was shaky early on, loading the bases twice in the first three innings, but he went on to allow one hit over his final three frames. The right-hander struck out the side in the fourth and has now recorded seven strikeouts in back-to-back outings, though his swinging-strike rate sits at just 6.1 percent through four appearances (two starts). Regardless, it looks like Perez will get an extended audition in a starting role for Atlanta.
News: The Braves are in the process of trying to trade Callaspo, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Impact: This explains why Callaspo was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers, although the Braves have yet to actually work out a trade. Wherever he may land, Callaspo is unlikely to be an everyday player.
News: A proposed multiplayer trade between the Dodgers and Braves that would have sent third baseman Juan Uribe to Atlanta and infielder Alberto Callaspo to Los Angeles has been vetoed by Callaspo.
Impact: The deal collapsed because of collective bargaining agreement provision that any player who became a major league free agent and cannot be traded without his approval until after June 15. Callaspo agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Braves in December after spending last season with Oakland.