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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 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


Braves' Wood, Kimbrel combine for shutout of Marlins

ATLANTA - The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta bats silenced by Marlins pitching, 4-0

ATLANTA - A month ago, Jarred Cosart was a struggling pitcher on a team out of playoff contention. Now, he is trying to help Miami inch closer in the wild-card race.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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