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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


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


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Howard homers again, leads Philadelphia Phillies past Atlanta Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - For the Atlanta Braves, a road trip that could have helped turn them into NL East contenders has them headed home looking for relief.

April 26, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Phillies 5-2 to snap four-game losing skid

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons ended Atlanta's scoreless drought with one big swing.

April 25, 2015 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman error allows winning run as Phillies beat Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Defensive miscues and an ineffective offense doomed the Braves against Philadelphia.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Streaking New York Mets down Atlanta Braves 6-3, win 11th straight

NEW YORK - On a chilly afternoon at Citi Field, Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves let the New York Mets walk their way to another win.

April 23, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tie-breaking single lifts New York Mets past Atlanta Braves, 3-2

NEW YORK - Eric Stults gave the Atlanta Braves an encouraging outing from the back of their rotation. They needed a better performance by the bullpen and a little more luck to slow down the streaking Mets.

April 22, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets win 9th in row, newcomer Plawecki and Niese beat Braves

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki trotted onto the field, shook hands with umpire crew chief Jerry Meals and promptly bounced a practice throw down to second base.

April 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves reliever McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED use

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gomes drives in 4 runs in Atlanta Braves' 5-2 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO - Atlanta's Shelby Miller has added to his arsenal since shutting out the Blue Jays last season.

April 19, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves collapse down stretch, fall to Blue Jays 6-5 in 10 innings

TORONTO- Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gomes has pinch-hit homer, Braves beat Blue Jays

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Miami Marlins deal Atlanta Braves 2nd straight loss, 6-2

ATLANTA - Dan Haren needed one inning to get used to home plate umpire Alan Porter's strike zone. Once he started hitting his spots, Haren built momentum to keep Atlanta's hitters guessing.

April 15, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Stanton snaps slump, drives in 4, Marlins beat Braves 8-2

ATLANTA - Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez believes Trevor Cahill will pitch better during his next turn in the rotation.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves use 2-run 5th to beat Miami Marlins, 3-2, after rain delays

ATLANTA- Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking single in Atlanta's two-run fifth inning and the Braves held off Miami in the ninth inning to beat the Marlins 3-2 on Monday night in a game slowed by two rain delays.

April 13, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Colon's RBI hands Atlanta Braves first loss of season

ATLANTA - Alex Wood had enough problems against the Mets without giving up Bartolo Colon's first RBI in a decade.

April 12, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0

ATLANTA - The season is only five days old, and Freddie Freeman likes what he sees from the Atlanta Braves' situational hitting.

April 11, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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