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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


Celebs abound at Aaron's 75th birthday

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was peppered with hate mail as he closed in on Babe Ruth's home run record.

February 05, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves agree to deal with Kotchman

ATLANTA - Casey Kotchman and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,885,000.

February 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Sutton set to return to the booth

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will have a familiar name and voice back in their radio booth this season.

January 27, 2009 | | Atlanta Braves


Lowe ready to lead

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe is eager to accept the responsibility of returning the Atlanta Braves to the playoffs for contenders.

January 16, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves ponder return of Glavine, Jones

ATLANTA - The Braves will wait for Tom Glavine to meet with doctors next week before deciding whether to offer a one-year contract, and they are mulling whether to sign Andruw Jones.

January 16, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves drop fourth straight, back to .500 on season

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

ARLINGTON, Texas - Manager Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves have every reason to start worrying about their playoff chances.

September 14, 2014 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Three-run 6th lifts Rangers over Braves, 3-2

ARLINGTON, Texas - Rougned Odor's go-ahead double gave fellow rookie Lisalverto Bonilla a win in his first major-league start, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Atlanta 3-2 Saturday, handing the Braves another setback in their push for an NL wild-card spot.

September 13, 2014 | By Schuyler Dixon Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Fading Braves can't support Wood, fall 2-1 at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos is back. So is Derek Holland. The catcher and pitcher led Texas to the win on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves avoid sweep, beat Nationals, 6-2

WASHINGTON - Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

September 10, 2014 | By Benjamin Standig Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals strike early, hold off Braves, 6-4

WASHINGTON - Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Nationals to increase deficit in NL East

WASHINGTON - Mired in an offensive funk, the last pitcher the Atlanta Braves wanted to see was Washington's Doug Fister.

September 09, 2014 | By Harvey Valentine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins shut out Braves

MIAMI - Julio Teheran was having another fine outing against the Miami Marlins until the middle innings rolled around.

September 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gattis' 10th-inning homer lifts Braves over Marlins, 4-3

MIAMI - Evan Gattis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.

September 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


A fishy Friday: Marlins blast Braves, 11-3

MIAMI - Jarred Cosart pitched into the eighth inning, Marcell Ozuna had four hits and four RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 11-3 on Friday night.

September 05, 2014 | By Christopher Stock Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves break out of slump with 7-4 win against Phillies

ATLANTA - Rookie Christian Bethancourt had three hits in his return to the major leagues, including a fifth-inning single that helped the Atlanta Braves break out of their scoring slump in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

September 03, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' hitting struggles continue in 4-0 loss to Phillies

ATLANTA - Another shutout loss again left Atlanta's hitters feeling like they let their pitchers down.

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


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