ATLANTA - Brian McCann was cleared for pinch-hit duty on Friday, opening the way for backup catcher Corky Miller to be designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - The hometown guy helped the Atlanta Braves snap a five-game losing streak.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson could see the damage himself on the MRI. One ligament in his right elbow appears partially torn. Another seems totally ripped apart.
ATLANTA - The St. Louis Cardinals gushed over the return of Chris Carpenter, who gives their playoff hopes a major boost.
ATLANTA - Casey Kotchman is thrilled to be with the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Albert Pujols homered to tie the game and scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error before the St. Louis Cardinals broke it open with a five-run ninth, routing the short-handed Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Tuesday night.
BOSTON - The Los Angeles Angels acquired slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, a bold trade that further bolsters the team with the best record in the major leagues.
ATLANTA - St. Louis manager Tony La Russa took no great pleasure in watching his team chase Atlanta Braves rookie Charlie Morton in the fourth inning.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson thought the Atlanta Braves' medical staff was joking about ligament damage in his pitching elbow.
PHILADELPHIA - There's nothing like the Atlanta Braves to snap the Philadelphia Phillies out of a funk.
PHILADELPHIA - Mike Hampton waited 1,072 days to return to the major leagues, so he won't dwell on wasting a six-run lead.
PHILADELPHIA - Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton is scheduled to take the mound against the Phillies on Saturday for his first start in almost three years.
PHILADELPHIA - A pregame meeting couldn't wake up the struggling Philadelphia Phillies.
MIAMI - Braves slugger Chipper Jones strained his left hamstring running out a ground ball in the fourth inning against Florida and left the game Wednesday night.
MIAMI - By the time Chipper Jones pulled up lame, the Atlanta Braves already had plenty of runs for Tim Hudson.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox had only a few rules.
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
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