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Report: OF Anderson agrees to join Braves

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves shored up their outfield Sunday after being spurned by Ken Griffey Jr., reaching a preliminary agreement with Garret Anderson on a one-year deal.

February 23, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves looking to start a new streak

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur was there for the tail end of The Streak.

February 20, 2009 | | Atlanta Braves


Glavine back with Braves in new role

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine has more wins than any other active pitcher. He'll get a chance to add to that total for at least one more season.

February 20, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


AP source: Glavine staying with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine has returned to the Atlanta Braves for one more season, reaching a preliminary agreement on a $1 million, one-year contract.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Francoeur avoids arbitration, agrees to new contract

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur had not even bothered to pack his bags, holding out hope that he wouldn't have to fly across the country to hear his own team talk about his flaws.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


After Griffey: Spurned Braves try to move on

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves emerged from the dugout as though it was just another spring training day. The pitchers headed to the mound. The hitters wandered in and out of the cage, taking their swings. Bobby Cox wobbled around the field trying to get a look at some of the promising kids.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Jones hoping for baseball to return to Olympics

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - While looking forward to his second World Baseball Classic, Chipper Jones would be even more fired up about playing in another international competition.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Another one bites the dust in Braves' offseason deals

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jake Peavy. A.J. Burnett. Rafael Furcal. John Smoltz.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated PRess | Atlanta Braves


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


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Freeman, Braves blast past Marlins

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor rattled early in Braves' loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami's rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins spoil strong outing by Teheran, beat Braves 3-1 in 10th inning

ATLANTA- The Miami Marlins couldn't take advantage of a bases-loaded opportunity with no outs in the ninth inning.

July 21, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


La Stella's 3 RBIs help Braves top Phillies, 8-2

ATLANTA - Tommy La Stella is making an impression on Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.

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


Rollins' homer sinks Braves

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have seen Cole Hamels enough to know that little comes easily against the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander.

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


Braves top Phillies, 6-4, in return from All-Star break

ATLANTA - For all that Jason Heyward did well, his diving catch in the eighth inning felt the best.

July 18, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves release struggling second baseman Uggla

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next.

July 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves score 10 runs, take series from Cubs

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson can rest easy during the All-Star break. He earned a couple days off.

July 13, 2014 | By Jay Cohen Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta's Uggla suspended for 1 game

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats come alive to beat Cubs

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson homered twice and pitcher Mike Minor hit his second career home run, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Chicago Cubs 11-6 on Saturday.

July 12, 2014 | By Sarah Trotto Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Cubs, 5-4, on walk-off single

CHICAGO - Alex Wood's pitching kept the Atlanta Braves close, and Christian Bethancourt's two-out single in the ninth inning tied it.

July 11, 2014 | Patrick Rose Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang, Braves stop slide with 3-1 win over Mets

NEW YORK- Aaron Harang and the rest of the Atlanta Braves knew they couldn't let this one slip away.

July 10, 2014 | Ira Podell Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets hand Braves 4th straight loss

NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

July 09, 2014 | By Howie Rumberg Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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