KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens was only 6 years old when his father passed on a family tradition.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Mike Hampton rubs down the ball, stares toward home plate and delivers a pitch that sweeps across the outside corner. Mark Kotsay never gets the bat off his shoulder.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones doesn't have to be here. No one would have complained if the former NL MVP didn't show until Wednesday, when the Atlanta Braves hold their first full-squad workout of spring training.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Bennett still gets those cravings for anything chocolate. Then he looks at himself in the mirror.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Four days into spring training, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox already has spotted a possible surprise.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Javy Lopez looks as though he never left.
The Atlanta Braves have a familiar look but plenty of questions heading into spring training.
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine stepped into the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse Friday and felt right at home. "I walked though the door and it's like, oh yeah, I'm on this side again," he said. "I'll have that from time to time, but I think it will go away. I think it will go away quickly. "It's nowhere near what it was like going to New York," the pitcher ...
ATLANTA - Mike Hampton, who hasn't pitched in a major league game since 2005, is expected to be ready for the start of spring training as he continues his comeback from two elbow surgeries and a hamstring injury. Hampton has to show he is healthy. It is too early to list the left-hander among the Atlanta Braves' projected starters as pitching coach Roger McDowell's conditioning camp begins Friday at Turner ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration with Matt Diaz by agreeing to terms with the left fielder Friday on a one-year contract.
ATLANTA - The Braves avoided arbitration with four players, agreeing to one-year contracts Thursday with pitchers Mike Gonzalez and Tyler Yates, infielder Omar Infante and first baseman Mark Teixeira.
BUFORD - Richmond's loss is Gwinnett's gain, baseball fans said Tuesday. As news spread of the Atlanta Braves' top minor league team's move next year, patrons and merchants of sports-oriented stores at the Mall of Georgia weighed in on the 2009 relocation that will see the AAA team play just down the road. "I'm looking forward to it," said Heath Shivers, 25, who works at Fanatic Fans, ...
DULUTH - The Atlanta Braves will no longer have to travel far to watch their top prospects. Beginning next year, the team's AAA affiliate will make its home in Gwinnett County, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and the Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday at a press conference at the Arena at Gwinnett. The Gwinnett Braves will begin play at a roughly 7,000-seat, state-of-the-art stadium in ...
ATLANTA - The Braves have their replacement for center fielder Andruw Jones, completing a trade that brought Mark Kotsay from the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
ATLANTA - Gwinnett County is expected to vote today on a plan to build a new minor-league baseball stadium, which would clear the way for the Braves to move their Triple-A team from Richmond, Va., to the booming Atlanta suburb.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox had only a few rules.
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
NEW YORK - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
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