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Braves face uncertain future as spring training opens

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It's been more than two decades since very few baseball experts gave the Atlanta Braves a legitimate shot to win the NL East.

February 21, 2015 | Jeff Berlincke Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Massive shake-up means plenty of spring battles for Braves

ATLANTA - Look for plenty of introductions when the Atlanta Braves report for spring training Friday.

February 19, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves bring back McGriff, Walker as special assistants

ATLANTA - The Braves are bringing back former first baseman Fred McGriff and ex-hitting coach Greg Walker.

February 09, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Smoltz proud to be amongst baseball's 'elite'

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - When John Smoltz plopped down in a director's chair inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and stared at all the bronze plaques on the walls, the moment was both magical and a bit overwhelming.

February 03, 2015 | By John Kekis Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves embrace underdog role as they enter rebuilding mode

ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to be optimistic after a flurry of offseason moves signaled the franchise going into rebuilding mode.

February 02, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves deal RHP Hale to Rockies in 4-player trade

ATLANTA - The Braves pulled off another trade in their busy offseason Friday, dealing right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves claim outfielder Perez off waivers from Yankees

ATLANTA - The Braves have added another contender to their outfield competition by claiming Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees.

January 23, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz to have Braves hat in Hall of Fame plaque

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame plaque will feature a Boston Red Sox cap.

January 22, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves agree to minor league deal with Johnson

ATLANTA - Infielder Kelly Johnson and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract.

January 22, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Despite trades, Atlanta Braves president says team still a contender

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are clearly rebuilding.

January 15, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves trade Evan Gattis to Houston Astros

The Atlanta Braves' rebuilding effort has claimed another fan favorite.

January 14, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Atlanta Braves


Ex-Brave John Smoltz among 4 elected to Hall of Fame

ATLANTA - John Smoltz completed a unique path to baseball's Hall of Fame.

January 06, 2015 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz one of 3 aces who appear headed for Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the baseball writers' biggest class of inductees in 60 years.

January 05, 2015 | Howie Rumberg Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Source: Braves, Pierzynski agree to 1-year deal

ATLANTA - A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement on a one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

January 05, 2015 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves to trade OF Justin Upton to Padres

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres acquired Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton on Friday in a trade that sent four prospects to the Braves.

December 19, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Gomes drives in 4 runs in Atlanta Braves' 5-2 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO - Jonny Gomes drove in four runs to back Shelby Miller, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday.

April 19, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves collapse down stretch, fall to Blue Jays 6-5 in 10 innings

TORONTO- Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gomes has pinch-hit homer, Braves beat Blue Jays

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Miami Marlins deal Atlanta Braves 2nd straight loss, 6-2

ATLANTA - Dan Haren needed one inning to get used to home plate umpire Alan Porter's strike zone. Once he started hitting his spots, Haren built momentum to keep Atlanta's hitters guessing.

April 15, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Stanton snaps slump, drives in 4, Marlins beat Braves 8-2

ATLANTA - Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez believes Trevor Cahill will pitch better during his next turn in the rotation.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves use 2-run 5th to beat Miami Marlins, 3-2, after rain delays

ATLANTA- Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking single in Atlanta's two-run fifth inning and the Braves held off Miami in the ninth inning to beat the Marlins 3-2 on Monday night in a game slowed by two rain delays.

April 13, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Colon's RBI hands Atlanta Braves first loss of season

ATLANTA - Alex Wood had enough problems against the Mets without giving up Bartolo Colon's first RBI in a decade.

April 12, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0

ATLANTA - The season is only five days old, and Freddie Freeman likes what he sees from the Atlanta Braves' situational hitting.

April 11, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gosselin's 2-run single in 8th leads Braves past Mets

ATLANTA - Phil Gosselin had a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered and the Atlanta Braves won their home opener with a 5-3 victory over the sloppy New York Mets on Friday night.

April 10, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


New-look Atlanta Braves bring 3-0 mark into home opener vs New York Mets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are set to introduce their roster, including an all-new outfield, to their home fans.

April 09, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves complete 3-game sweep by beating Marlins 2-0

MIAMI - A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer and five pitchers combined on a six-hitter Wednesday to help the Atlanta Braves complete a three-game sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 2-0.

April 08, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves score seven runs in first inning, rout Marlins 12-2

MIAMI - At least it didn't rain.

April 07, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Revamped bullpen pushes Atlanta Braves to 2-1 win over Miami Marlins

MIAMI - Even without Craig Kimbrel, the Atlanta Braves' bullpen was terrific on opening day.

April 06, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves deal Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton to Padres

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres couldn't start the season without yet another blockbuster deal by first-year general manager A.J. Preller.

April 05, 2015 | By Bernie Wilson Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Teheran, Marlins' Alvarez will square off on opening day

MIAMI - For fans who seek an amusingly theatrical start to the season, Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez will deliver.

April 05, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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