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Francoeur looking to get beyond last season

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur graced the cover of Sports Illustrated not long after he got to the majors. The headline dubbed him "The Natural."He was the hometown kid who made good. Little girls squealed when he came to bat. Little boys wanted to be just like Jeff.

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


Braves closer ready to go

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Mike Gonzalez feels 22 again. He's lost a few pounds. His left arm is strong and limber. And there's not a lick of pain to mess things up.

February 16, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Team aims to close deal with Glavine

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Day 2 of spring training. Still no Tom Glavine.

February 16, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves excited about new pitchers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - No one with the Atlanta Braves sounded more enthusiastic about the reconstructed pitching staff than the guy who will catch it this season.

February 15, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Report: Braves interested in Ken Griffey Jr.

ATLANTA - Still seeking a proven bat for the outfield, the Atlanta Braves say they're interested in acquiring Ken Griffey Jr.

February 14, 2009 | | Atlanta Braves


New-look Braves optimistic for 2009

Old habits are hard to break.

February 14, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine mulling over Braves' offer

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have made an offer to Tom Glavine, but the 300-game winner hasn't decided whether to accept a significant pay cut.

February 08, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Celebs abound at Aaron's 75th birthday

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was peppered with hate mail as he closed in on Babe Ruth's home run record.

February 05, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves agree to deal with Kotchman

ATLANTA - Casey Kotchman and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,885,000.

February 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Sutton set to return to the booth

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will have a familiar name and voice back in their radio booth this season.

January 27, 2009 | | Atlanta Braves


Lowe ready to lead

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe is eager to accept the responsibility of returning the Atlanta Braves to the playoffs for contenders.

January 16, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves ponder return of Glavine, Jones

ATLANTA - The Braves will wait for Tom Glavine to meet with doctors next week before deciding whether to offer a one-year contract, and they are mulling whether to sign Andruw Jones.

January 16, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lowe finalizes $60 million, 4-year deal with Braves

ATLANTA - The Braves finalized their $60 million, four-year contract with Derek Lowe on Thursday after the right-hander passed a physical.

January 15, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz has no ill will toward Braves

ATLANTA - John Smoltz returned to Atlanta on Wednesday to make it clear he'll always cherish the city that has been his home since 1988.

January 14, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves strike a deal with Lowe

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves reached a preliminary agreement Tuesday on a $60 million, four-year contract with Derek Lowe, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

January 13, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Heyward, Simmons come up big in Braves' 3-2 win over Mets

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 27, 2014 | By Charles O'brien Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton stays hot, but Braves fall to Mets

NEW YORK - This is the wrong time for the rest of Atlanta's lineup to leave Justin Upton all alone.

August 26, 2014 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang's mental lapse costs Braves in 5-3 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | Mark Schmetzer Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut down 1-0 by Leake, Reds

CINCINNATI - Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnati's struggling offense by hitting a double and scoring the only run as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night.

August 24, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton's homer in 12th lifts Braves over Reds, 3-1

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.

August 22, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves rip Reds, 8-0, for 6th win in 7 games

CINCINNATI - Atlanta's rallies came so often and went so long that manager Fredi Gonzalez worried his starter would lose his touch while sitting on the bench.

August 21, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Outfield error costs Braves in 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | Nate Burton Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves crush Pirates for 6th win in 7 games

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves use big first inning to top Pirates 7-3

PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton's two-run blast sends Braves past A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.

August 17, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold off Athletics for 3rd win in 4 games

ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt.

August 16, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves knock off MLB-best Oakland

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.

August 15, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Slumping Braves fall to Dodgers

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season.

August 14, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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