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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 hitting coach Walker resigns

ATLANTA - Greg Walker has quit as hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves finish season with 2-1 win against Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold on to late lead, beat Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves flop toward finish, fall to Phils 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue to struggle down the stretch

ATLANTA - Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

September 25, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap five-game losing skid

ATLANTA - Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh's only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

September 24, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

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


With Wren fired as GM, what's next for Braves?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut out by Pirates

ATLANTA - The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they're pitching so well that maybe it doesn't matter.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fire general manager Wren

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves eliminated from playoff contention

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana has no trouble summing up the collapse that ended Atlanta's postseason hopes.

September 21, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets push Braves to brink of elimination

ATLANTA - The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.

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


Braves' playoff hopes dealt another blow in 5-0 loss to Mets

ATLANTA - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.

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


Feeble offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.

September 17, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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