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Braves notebook: Cuban-born players speak out

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Yunel Escobar had to flee his homeland on a rickety boat.

March 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens getting a shot with his favorite team

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens was only 6 years old when his father passed on a family tradition.

March 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hampton looking to make yet another comeback

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.

February 29, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Jones early arrival sets good example for younger players

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.

February 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Slimmer Bennett bidding for starting spot

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Bennett still gets those cravings for anything chocolate. Then he looks at himself in the mirror.

February 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: DeSalvo impresses, Kotsay gets a day off

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Four days into spring training, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox already has spotted a possible surprise.

February 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lopez hoping to catch on as a backup with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Javy Lopez looks as though he never left.

February 28, 2008 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Team has familiar look going into spring

The Atlanta Braves have a familiar look but plenty of questions heading into spring training.

February 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine happy to be back 'on this side again'

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.

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wren: Hampton ready for another try

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 Field, two weeks before the start of spring training.

February 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Diaz signs one-year deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration with Matt Diaz by agreeing to terms with the left fielder Friday on a one-year contract.

January 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves work on avoiding arbitration

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.

January 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Opening slated for 2009: Braves moving Triple-A team from Richmond, Va., to Gwinnett

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.

January 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Atlanta Braves


AAA Braves bound for Buford Drive

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.

January 27, 2008 | By Jonathan Zopf Times regional staff | Atlanta Braves


Kotsay coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - The Braves have their replacement for center fielder Andruw Jones, completing a trade that brought Mark Kotsay from the Oakland Athletics on Monday.

January 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves ride 6-run 3rd to beat Padres

ATLANTA - Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season.

July 27, 2014 | By Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves


Cox, Maddux, Glavine inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, La Stella each hit safely three times for Braves in 5-3 win

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Wood hit hard by Padres in 5-2 loss

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins crack Kimbrel to defeat Braves

ATLANTA - Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel blamed himself for two curveballs that went awry and cost the Braves a game.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, Braves blast past Marlins

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't sure why Miami's pitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor rattled early in Braves' loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami's rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins spoil strong outing by Teheran, beat Braves 3-1 in 10th inning

ATLANTA- The Miami Marlins couldn't take advantage of a bases-loaded opportunity with no outs in the ninth inning.

July 21, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


La Stella's 3 RBIs help Braves top Phillies, 8-2

ATLANTA - Tommy La Stella is making an impression on Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.

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


Rollins' homer sinks Braves

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have seen Cole Hamels enough to know that little comes easily against the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander.

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


Braves top Phillies, 6-4, in return from All-Star break

ATLANTA - For all that Jason Heyward did well, his diving catch in the eighth inning felt the best.

July 18, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves release struggling second baseman Uggla

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next.

July 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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