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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


Braves' Triple-A team could be moving to Gwinnett

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.

January 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves close to deal for CF Kotsay

ATLANTA -- Oakland Athletics veteran Mark Kotsay may be the Atlanta Braves' starting center fielder in 2008, but only if his surgically repaired back first passes inspection.

January 24, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lopez to attempt comeback with Braves

Javy Lopez is trying a comeback with his former team, agreeing Monday to a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves. The catcher was out of the majors this year after he was cut by Colorado in spring training. He played for the Braves from 1992-2003 and was selected to three All-Star teams.

December 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


11 ex-Braves named in Mitchell Report

ATLANTA - Eleven former Atlanta Braves were named on the Mitchell Report list of Major League Baseball players connected to steroids, including former All-Star David Justice.

Gary Sheffield, Wally Joyner and Ken Caminiti were other All-Star players on the list, although Joyner was with Atlanta for just one season late in his career and Caminiti for only 64 games in 2001.

December 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


He's done it again: Hampton hurt

ATLANTA - Mike Hampton's latest comeback lasted all of one inning.

Ouch!

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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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


Braves score 10 runs, take series from Cubs

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson can rest easy during the All-Star break. He earned a couple days off.

July 13, 2014 | By Jay Cohen Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta's Uggla suspended for 1 game

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats come alive to beat Cubs

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson homered twice and pitcher Mike Minor hit his second career home run, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Chicago Cubs 11-6 on Saturday.

July 12, 2014 | By Sarah Trotto Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Cubs, 5-4, on walk-off single

CHICAGO - Alex Wood's pitching kept the Atlanta Braves close, and Christian Bethancourt's two-out single in the ninth inning tied it.

July 11, 2014 | Patrick Rose Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang, Braves stop slide with 3-1 win over Mets

NEW YORK- Aaron Harang and the rest of the Atlanta Braves knew they couldn't let this one slip away.

July 10, 2014 | Ira Podell Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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