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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


Smoltz prepares for 21st season in unconventional way

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - John Smoltz is throwing out another changeup - and we're not talking about a new pitch, either.

March 16, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves 'almost' no hit Indians

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Moments after the no-hitter was no more, Atlanta manager Bobby Cox was disappointed. No kidding.

March 16, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Hudson has solid outing in win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tim Hudson kept experimenting Tuesday and liked the results in the Atlanta Braves' 10-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Spring training: Braves fall in extra innings

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes gave up one run in two innings, struck out a batter and didn't walk anyone in the Braves 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Mets on Monday.

March 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Still no long-term deal; Braves renew Francoeur's contract

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves renewed outfielder Jeff Francoeur's contract for the second year in a row Monday after failing to agree on terms on a long-term deal.

March 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Australian pitcher making a name for himself with the Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Peter Moylan stands next to his locker in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse, going over an inventory of tattoos running the length of each arm.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens impressive in spring debut with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Hiroki Kuroda made his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, minus the Elvis Presley costume.

March 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson secure at second base

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kelly Johnson is a lot more relaxed this spring.

March 08, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Spring notebook: Hampton says he feels '100 percent'

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton said he feels 100 percent and isn't ready to retire anytime soon despite having started only 12 games in the majors in 2005 and missing all of 2006 and 2007 while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

Hampton has made eight trips to the disabled list since he was traded to Atlanta in 2002 with injuries to his left elbow, his back, his left forearm and his right calf.

March 06, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


New role for Braves' boss

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- John Schuerholz is wandering toward the Atlanta Braves dugout when a fan shouts out a request.

March 05, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

ARLINGTON, Texas - Manager Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves have every reason to start worrying about their playoff chances.

September 14, 2014 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Three-run 6th lifts Rangers over Braves, 3-2

ARLINGTON, Texas - Rougned Odor's go-ahead double gave fellow rookie Lisalverto Bonilla a win in his first major-league start, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Atlanta 3-2 Saturday, handing the Braves another setback in their push for an NL wild-card spot.

September 13, 2014 | By Schuyler Dixon Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Fading Braves can't support Wood, fall 2-1 at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos is back. So is Derek Holland. The catcher and pitcher led Texas to the win on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves avoid sweep, beat Nationals, 6-2

WASHINGTON - Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

September 10, 2014 | By Benjamin Standig Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals strike early, hold off Braves, 6-4

WASHINGTON - Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Nationals to increase deficit in NL East

WASHINGTON - Mired in an offensive funk, the last pitcher the Atlanta Braves wanted to see was Washington's Doug Fister.

September 09, 2014 | By Harvey Valentine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins shut out Braves

MIAMI - Julio Teheran was having another fine outing against the Miami Marlins until the middle innings rolled around.

September 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gattis' 10th-inning homer lifts Braves over Marlins, 4-3

MIAMI - Evan Gattis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.

September 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


A fishy Friday: Marlins blast Braves, 11-3

MIAMI - Jarred Cosart pitched into the eighth inning, Marcell Ozuna had four hits and four RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 11-3 on Friday night.

September 05, 2014 | By Christopher Stock Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves break out of slump with 7-4 win against Phillies

ATLANTA - Rookie Christian Bethancourt had three hits in his return to the major leagues, including a fifth-inning single that helped the Atlanta Braves break out of their scoring slump in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

September 03, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' hitting struggles continue in 4-0 loss to Phillies

ATLANTA - Another shutout loss again left Atlanta's hitters feeling like they let their pitchers down.

September 02, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Philadelphia pitchers combine for no-hitter against Braves

ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.

September 01, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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