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Griffey may be close to deal with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves tried to close a deal with Ken Griffey Jr. on Tuesday, hoping the aging slugger who ranks fifth on baseball's career homer list can bolster an outfield that produced the fewest long balls in the majors last season.The 39-year-old Griffey is clearly past his prime, but his 2008 numbers - a .249 average, 18 homers and 71 RBIs - were more productive than any of Atlanta's outfielders.

February 17, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Francoeur looking to get beyond last season

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur graced the cover of Sports Illustrated not long after he got to the majors. The headline dubbed him "The Natural."He was the hometown kid who made good. Little girls squealed when he came to bat. Little boys wanted to be just like Jeff.

February 17, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves closer ready to go

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Mike Gonzalez feels 22 again. He's lost a few pounds. His left arm is strong and limber. And there's not a lick of pain to mess things up.

February 16, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Team aims to close deal with Glavine

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Day 2 of spring training. Still no Tom Glavine.

February 16, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves excited about new pitchers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - No one with the Atlanta Braves sounded more enthusiastic about the reconstructed pitching staff than the guy who will catch it this season.

February 15, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Report: Braves interested in Ken Griffey Jr.

ATLANTA - Still seeking a proven bat for the outfield, the Atlanta Braves say they're interested in acquiring Ken Griffey Jr.

February 14, 2009 | | Atlanta Braves


New-look Braves optimistic for 2009

Old habits are hard to break.

February 14, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine mulling over Braves' offer

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have made an offer to Tom Glavine, but the 300-game winner hasn't decided whether to accept a significant pay cut.

February 08, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Celebs abound at Aaron's 75th birthday

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was peppered with hate mail as he closed in on Babe Ruth's home run record.

February 05, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves agree to deal with Kotchman

ATLANTA - Casey Kotchman and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,885,000.

February 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Sutton set to return to the booth

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will have a familiar name and voice back in their radio booth this season.

January 27, 2009 | | Atlanta Braves


Lowe ready to lead

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe is eager to accept the responsibility of returning the Atlanta Braves to the playoffs for contenders.

January 16, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves ponder return of Glavine, Jones

ATLANTA - The Braves will wait for Tom Glavine to meet with doctors next week before deciding whether to offer a one-year contract, and they are mulling whether to sign Andruw Jones.

January 16, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lowe finalizes $60 million, 4-year deal with Braves

ATLANTA - The Braves finalized their $60 million, four-year contract with Derek Lowe on Thursday after the right-hander passed a physical.

January 15, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz has no ill will toward Braves

ATLANTA - John Smoltz returned to Atlanta on Wednesday to make it clear he'll always cherish the city that has been his home since 1988.

January 14, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves right hander Gearrin to have Tommy John surgery

Right-hander Cory Gearrin is joining the list of Braves pitchers having Tommy John surgery.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Santana to make debut Wednesday against Mets

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana is slated to make his first start for the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday against the New York Mets.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hank Aaron set to savor 40th anniversary of 715th homer

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record on April 8, 1974.

April 07, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves miss sweep of Nationals with 2-1 loss

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond didn't dip, and he hit a dinger.

April 06, 2014 | By Joseph White Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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