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Smoltz held out of start with sore shoulder

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - John Smoltz missed his scheduled start Friday because of tightness in his right shoulder, but said he would have pitched through the discomfort in the regular season.

April 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Diaz may earn full-time starting job in left field for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A question about the outfielders fighting for a backup spot with the Atlanta Braves struck Matt Diaz as "really weird."

March 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Outfielder Jeff Francoeur recovering from beaning

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, hit in the face by a pitch over the weekend, hopes to play Thursday night against the Detroit Tigers.

March 30, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Hampton turns in encouraging outing

JUPITER, Fla. - Mike Hampton is back on track to open the season in the Atlanta Braves' rotation.

March 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Francoeur escapes beaning with busted lip in Braves win

JUPITER, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur still has a plate in his head from a serious beaning in 2004. He walked away with a busted lip this time.

March 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Six-run second inning helps Braves rout Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Shortstop Yunel Escobar's grand slam capped a six-run second inning and the Braves battered Francisco Rosario in a 9-1 victory over the Phillies on Friday.

March 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


James solid in Braves tie

LAKELAND, Fla. - Todd Jones finally looked like the pitcher who has 301 major league saves.

March 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves crush Indians

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It was just a simulated game on a practice field behind the center-field fence, but Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton had a smile on his face afterwards.

March 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine looks solid for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine, back with Atlanta where his career began, pitched well in his third spring start. Washington's John Patterson, who is also trying to recapture the past, was just as good or better.

March 23, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens extends scoreless streak in Braves win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens is making it hard for the Atlanta Braves to keep him out of the starting rotation.

March 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Diaz making his pitch for more playing time

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Matt Diaz, a productive platoon player for the Atlanta Braves the past two seasons, is making his case in spring training for full-time duty in left field this season.

March 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves split squad lose twice

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Yunel Escobar has quickly demonstrated this spring why the Atlanta Braves were willing to trade veteran shortstop Edgar Renteria to Detroit.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cox mum on retirement talk

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Bobby Cox spent the first few days of spring training trying to fight off a cold. And what about the future? He'll shoo away those questions with even more fervor.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hampton leaves early with another injury

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Mike Hampton's elbow is holding up fine in his comeback with the Atlanta Braves. It's the rest of his body that is beginning to betray him.

March 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine 'looked great,' Braves win

LAKELAND, Fla. - One thing Dontrelle Willis didn't bring with him to his first spring training with the Detroit Tigers: a bat.

March 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Revere's 8th-inning single lifts Phillies over Braves, 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By Rob Maadi Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Teheran throws a three-hitter, silences Phillies, 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - The brisk air brought out Julio Teheran's best more so than facing Cliff Lee.

April 16, 2014 | By Rob Maaddi Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Phillies postponed due to rain

PHILADELPHIA- Rain gave a pair of depleted bullpens a little boost.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hit 5 homers, rally past Phillies in ninth

PHILADELPHIA - Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton, Freeman homer as Braves sweep Nationals

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman insists the Atlanta Braves have no special insight when playing the Washington Nationals.

April 13, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman's 3 hits power Braves past Nationals, 6-3

ATLANTA - The Braves keep finding ways to beat the Nationals, who now must find a way to overcome a sudden wave of injuries.

April 12, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton's walk-off single lifts Braves over Nats in 10th

ATLANTA- Fredi Gonzalez's bench already was thin when he used Jordan Schafer as a pinch-runner with two outs in the 10th inning.

April 12, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton's HRs not enough as Braves fall to Mets 6-4

ATLANTA - Justin Upton had his power breakout. Chipper Jones is trying to help the Braves' other Upton.

April 10, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold SS Simmons out with jammed right wrist

ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a jammed right wrist and has been replaced in the starting lineup by Ramiro Pena.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold off late push by Mets for 4-3 win

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings in his Atlanta debut, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Colon, Mets blank Braves 4-0 in Turner Field opener

ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez is still waiting for the Atlanta Braves' bats to catch up with the team's pitching.

April 08, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Selig hints that Aaron is still baseball's home run king

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.

April 08, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves right hander Gearrin to have Tommy John surgery

Right-hander Cory Gearrin is joining the list of Braves pitchers having Tommy John surgery.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Santana to make debut Wednesday against Mets

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana is slated to make his first start for the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday against the New York Mets.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hank Aaron set to savor 40th anniversary of 715th homer

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record on April 8, 1974.

April 07, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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