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Spiezio getting a second chance with Braves

ATLANTA - Scott Spiezio will try to return to the majors with a team that rarely takes a chance on troubled players.

April 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Dramatic home run spoils Braves' opener

WASHINGTON - Nationals Park had quite an opening.

April 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Smoltz to start Sunday

Braves right-hander John Smoltz threw 83 pitches over five innings against minor leaguers in Florida on Sunday, and is on track to make his regular-season debut next weekend.

April 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Reasons to believe, and not believe the Braves will return to glory

After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Braves believe they've got the pieces in place for a return to glory in 2008, and they've got a compelling argument.

April 09, 2008 | BY BRENT HOLLOWAY and JONATHAN ZOPF | Atlanta Braves

Braves finalize opening day roster

ATLANTA - The Braves finalized their 25-man roster on Saturday, optioning pitcher Buddy Carlyle to Triple-A Richmond and handing Jeff Bennett the final spot in the bullpen.

April 09, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves

Braves armed for run in NL East

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox saw Tom Glavine in the clubhouse and was transported back to the days when the Atlanta Braves always won their division and finished among the ERA leaders.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Braves claim Mets infielder Gotay off waivers

ATLANTA - Two days before opening day, the Atlanta Braves claimed infielder Ruben Gotay off waivers from the New York Mets and shipped first baseman Scott Thorman to Triple-A Richmond.

April 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Indians best Braves 7-1

ATLANTA - Fausto Carmona can't wait for the regular season to start.

April 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Bennett impressive in spring game for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Bennett lost so much weight after last season that Braves manager Bobby Cox didn't recognize him at the start of spring training.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Mets earn spring sweep of Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The last thing Willie Randolph wanted to see four days before the Mets' season opener was Oliver Perez sprawled face down on the first-base line - and not moving.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Braves trade Yates to Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Right-hander Tyler Yates, a hard-throwing reliever who probably wasn't going to make the Atlanta Braves' opening day roster, was traded Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Double-A right-hander Todd Redmond.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Atlanta solidifies 12-man rotation

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves answered most of the questions about who will make their 12-man pitching staff with one trade.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Smoltz confident after strong bullpen session

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta right-hander John Smoltz threw in the bullpen for about 20 minutes Thursday and called the session his "best day" of the spring.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Hudson ends spring training on a good note

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Tim Hudson was happy with his final tuneup for Atlanta's season opener, while the New York Mets decided not to let their NL East rivals get a good look at Johan Santana.

April 06, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves

Smoltz waiting to test shoulder

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - John Smoltz decided not to test his sore right shoulder Monday, opting to postpone a throwing session that could determine whether he opens the season on the disabled list.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

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Braves hire hitting coach Seitzer from Blue Jays

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have hired Kevin Seitzer from the Toronto Blue Jays to replace Greg Walker as hitting coach.

October 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Braves name Hart president of baseball operations

ATLANTA- John Schuerholz completed what he called "the best negotiation of my entire career" by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations.

October 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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