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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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Braves hitting coach Walker resigns

ATLANTA - Greg Walker has quit as hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves finish season with 2-1 win against Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold on to late lead, beat Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves flop toward finish, fall to Phils 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue to struggle down the stretch

ATLANTA - Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

September 25, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap five-game losing skid

ATLANTA - Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh's only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

September 24, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


With Wren fired as GM, what's next for Braves?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut out by Pirates

ATLANTA - The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they're pitching so well that maybe it doesn't matter.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fire general manager Wren

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves eliminated from playoff contention

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana has no trouble summing up the collapse that ended Atlanta's postseason hopes.

September 21, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets push Braves to brink of elimination

ATLANTA - The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.

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


Braves' playoff hopes dealt another blow in 5-0 loss to Mets

ATLANTA - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.

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


Feeble offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.

September 17, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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