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Atlanta unable to hang on in spring opener

LAKELAND, Fla. - Justin Verlander staked an early claim to regaining his role as the Detroit Tigers' ace, throwing two shutout innings Wednesday in a 5-4 win over Atlanta in each team's spring training opener.

February 26, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gwinnett Braves GM talks shop in South Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - With opening day six weeks away, Gwinnett Braves general manager Bruce Baldwin is making the public-relations rounds. Wednesday he stopped in Flowery Branch to speak at a South Hall Business Coalition meeting, touching on topics ranging from stadium construction to the team's marketing effort.

February 25, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens hopes to have some help in Year 2

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens went into his first year with the Atlanta Braves just hoping to make the team.

February 25, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Anderson signs with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Garret Anderson will feel a little strange playing for a team other than the Angels. After spending his entire 15-year career with the California-turned-Anaheim-turned-Los Angeles Angels, Anderson completed a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

February 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


The next Smoltz? Braves eager to show off rookie

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Tommy Hanson arrived for his first big league camp, he was assigned to a corner of the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse with a bunch of other guys wearing football-like numbers.

February 24, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Team pleased with starting options

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - While the Atlanta Braves are eager to show off their new rotation, there's still plenty of questions marks.

February 23, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Report: OF Anderson agrees to join Braves

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves shored up their outfield Sunday after being spurned by Ken Griffey Jr., reaching a preliminary agreement with Garret Anderson on a one-year deal.

February 23, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves looking to start a new streak

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur was there for the tail end of The Streak.

February 20, 2009 | | Atlanta Braves


Glavine back with Braves in new role

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine has more wins than any other active pitcher. He'll get a chance to add to that total for at least one more season.

February 20, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


AP source: Glavine staying with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine has returned to the Atlanta Braves for one more season, reaching a preliminary agreement on a $1 million, one-year contract.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Francoeur avoids arbitration, agrees to new contract

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur had not even bothered to pack his bags, holding out hope that he wouldn't have to fly across the country to hear his own team talk about his flaws.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


After Griffey: Spurned Braves try to move on

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves emerged from the dugout as though it was just another spring training day. The pitchers headed to the mound. The hitters wandered in and out of the cage, taking their swings. Bobby Cox wobbled around the field trying to get a look at some of the promising kids.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Jones hoping for baseball to return to Olympics

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - While looking forward to his second World Baseball Classic, Chipper Jones would be even more fired up about playing in another international competition.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Another one bites the dust in Braves' offseason deals

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jake Peavy. A.J. Burnett. Rafael Furcal. John Smoltz.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated PRess | Atlanta Braves


Griffey may be close to deal with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves tried to close a deal with Ken Griffey Jr. on Tuesday, hoping the aging slugger who ranks fifth on baseball's career homer list can bolster an outfield that produced the fewest long balls in the majors last season.The 39-year-old Griffey is clearly past his prime, but his 2008 numbers - a .249 average, 18 homers and 71 RBIs - were more productive than any of Atlanta's outfielders.

February 17, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Kershaw, Dodgers top Braves, 2-1, sweep series

LOS ANGELES- Clayton Kershaw would have welcomed a little help from the umpires in the ninth inning, if only to end the game a bit sooner. When he didn't get it, the Dodgers' ace finished off the Braves on his own.

July 31, 2014 | Beth Harris Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get reliever, utilityman from Cubs

The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Dodgers in 10th inning

LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

July 31, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kemp, Puig star in Dodgers' 8-4 win over Braves

LOS ANGELES- Matt Kemp is making a case for himself, regardless of where he's playing the rest of the season.

July 29, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut out Padres to win series

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves ride 6-run 3rd to beat Padres

ATLANTA - Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season.

July 27, 2014 | By Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves


Cox, Maddux, Glavine inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, La Stella each hit safely three times for Braves in 5-3 win

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Wood hit hard by Padres in 5-2 loss

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins crack Kimbrel to defeat Braves

ATLANTA - Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel blamed himself for two curveballs that went awry and cost the Braves a game.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, Braves blast past Marlins

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't sure why Miami's pitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor rattled early in Braves' loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami's rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins spoil strong outing by Teheran, beat Braves 3-1 in 10th inning

ATLANTA- The Miami Marlins couldn't take advantage of a bases-loaded opportunity with no outs in the ninth inning.

July 21, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


La Stella's 3 RBIs help Braves top Phillies, 8-2

ATLANTA - Tommy La Stella is making an impression on Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.

July 20, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rollins' homer sinks Braves

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have seen Cole Hamels enough to know that little comes easily against the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander.

July 19, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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