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Gwinnett Braves GM talks shop in South Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - With opening day six weeks away, Gwinnett Braves general manager Bruce Baldwin is making the public-relations rounds. Wednesday he stopped in Flowery Branch to speak at a South Hall Business Coalition meeting, touching on topics ranging from stadium construction to the team's marketing effort.

February 25, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens hopes to have some help in Year 2

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens went into his first year with the Atlanta Braves just hoping to make the team.

February 25, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Anderson signs with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Garret Anderson will feel a little strange playing for a team other than the Angels. After spending his entire 15-year career with the California-turned-Anaheim-turned-Los Angeles Angels, Anderson completed a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

February 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


The next Smoltz? Braves eager to show off rookie

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Tommy Hanson arrived for his first big league camp, he was assigned to a corner of the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse with a bunch of other guys wearing football-like numbers.

February 24, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Team pleased with starting options

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - While the Atlanta Braves are eager to show off their new rotation, there's still plenty of questions marks.

February 23, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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


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Braves complete 3-game sweep by beating Marlins 2-0

MIAMI - A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer and five pitchers combined on a six-hitter Wednesday to help the Atlanta Braves complete a three-game sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 2-0.

April 08, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves score seven runs in first inning, rout Marlins 12-2

MIAMI - At least it didn't rain.

April 07, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Revamped bullpen pushes Atlanta Braves to 2-1 win over Miami Marlins

MIAMI - Even without Craig Kimbrel, the Atlanta Braves' bullpen was terrific on opening day.

April 06, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves deal Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton to Padres

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres couldn't start the season without yet another blockbuster deal by first-year general manager A.J. Preller.

April 05, 2015 | By Bernie Wilson Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Teheran, Marlins' Alvarez will square off on opening day

MIAMI - For fans who seek an amusingly theatrical start to the season, Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez will deliver.

April 05, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Eric Stults earns win for Atlanta Braves to wrap up spring training

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Eric Stults celebrated his return to the major leagues, allowing one run in five innings to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Saturday in a spring training wrapup.

April 04, 2015 | Jeff Berlincke Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Shelby Miller allows three runs for Atlanta Braves in 3-2 exhibition loss to Baltimore Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. - Ubaldo Jimenez wrapped up his spring by allowing one run in four innings, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Friday night.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves get pitcher Cahill, $6.8M from Diamondbacks

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.

April 03, 2015 | Jeff Berlincke Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wood pitches well for Braves in 6-5 win over Orioles

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Alex Wood allowed one run in five innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Thursday night on a game-winning single by Joe Benson in the bottom of the ninth.

April 02, 2015 | By Jeff Berlinicke Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves add OF Benson to list of non-roster invitees

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Cunniff to Triple-A Gwinnett and added outfielder Joe Benson to the list of non-roster invitees with two days remaining in spring training.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves pitcher Vizcaino suspended 80 game for positive test

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has been suspended 80 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves pitcher Alex Wood aims to shine in starting rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people.

April 02, 2015 | By Jeff Odom Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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