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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


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


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Braves outfielder Markakis has neck surgery

ATLANTA - New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves acquire Boston's Kurcz in swap for Varvaro

BOSTON - The Red Sox have obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers.

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


New sketches of Braves' stadium in Cobb County released

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves released new renderings of their planned suburban stadium Wednesday, showing a hotel and office building towering beyond the right-field stands.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Source: Braves, Callaspo agree to 1-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent infielder Alberto Callaspo.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Markakis: Signing with Braves 'felt right'

ATLANTA - Nick Markakis walked into the Turner Field home clubhouse on Friday and rattled off the names of Braves players he cheered for as a kid living near Atlanta.

December 05, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves, OF Nick Markakis agree to 4-year deal

ATLANTA - Moving to fill an outfield void after the trade of Jason Heyward, the Atlanta Braves agreed Wednesday to a four-year contract with free agent Nick Markakis.

December 03, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves allow Medlen, Beachy to become free agents

ATLANTA - Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy are becoming free agents following decisions by the Atlanta Braves not to offer 2015 contracts to the right-handers, both recovering from their second Tommy John surgeries.

December 02, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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