KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After snagging Javy Lopez's line drive near his ear in the third inning, C.C. Sabathia got an earful in the dugout.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - John Smoltz missed his scheduled start Friday because of tightness in his right shoulder, but said he would have pitched through the discomfort in the regular season.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A question about the outfielders fighting for a backup spot with the Atlanta Braves struck Matt Diaz as "really weird."
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, hit in the face by a pitch over the weekend, hopes to play Thursday night against the Detroit Tigers.
JUPITER, Fla. - Mike Hampton is back on track to open the season in the Atlanta Braves' rotation.
JUPITER, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur still has a plate in his head from a serious beaning in 2004. He walked away with a busted lip this time.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Shortstop Yunel Escobar's grand slam capped a six-run second inning and the Braves battered Francisco Rosario in a 9-1 victory over the Phillies on Friday.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Todd Jones finally looked like the pitcher who has 301 major league saves.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It was just a simulated game on a practice field behind the center-field fence, but Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton had a smile on his face afterwards.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tom Glavine, back with Atlanta where his career began, pitched well in his third spring start. Washington's John Patterson, who is also trying to recapture the past, was just as good or better.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens is making it hard for the Atlanta Braves to keep him out of the starting rotation.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Matt Diaz, a productive platoon player for the Atlanta Braves the past two seasons, is making his case in spring training for full-time duty in left field this season.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Yunel Escobar has quickly demonstrated this spring why the Atlanta Braves were willing to trade veteran shortstop Edgar Renteria to Detroit.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Bobby Cox spent the first few days of spring training trying to fight off a cold. And what about the future? He'll shoo away those questions with even more fervor.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Mike Hampton's elbow is holding up fine in his comeback with the Atlanta Braves. It's the rest of his body that is beginning to betray him.
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.
NEW YORK - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
NEW YORK - Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
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