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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


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


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Atlanta Braves upended by former outfielder Francoeur, Phillies

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday night.

May 04, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Teheran sharp as Atlanta Braves blank Cincinnati Reds, 5-0

ATLANTA - A memorable afternoon for Kelly Johnson almost didn't happen.

May 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Stults hit hard for Atlanta Braves in 8-4 loss to Cincinnati Reds

ATLANTA - The Braves lost a chance for rare back-to-back victories, and A.J. Pierzynski lost a season-long hitting streak.

May 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Foltynewicz wins 1st career start as Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.

May 01, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves unable to hit Cincinnati's Leake

ATLANTA - Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and hit his fifth career home run to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Thursday night.

April 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves blasted by Washington Nationals 13-4

ATLANTA- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez suddenly has new areas of concern with his starting rotation.

April 29, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kelly Johnson's HR helps Atlanta Braves beat reeling Washington Nationals, 8-4

ATLANTA - Based on the intensity shown in the season's first game between NL East rivals Washington and Atlanta, the remaining 18 games in the season series could be interesting.

April 27, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Howard homers again, leads Philadelphia Phillies past Atlanta Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - For the Atlanta Braves, a road trip that could have helped turn them into NL East contenders has them headed home looking for relief.

April 26, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Phillies 5-2 to snap four-game losing skid

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons ended Atlanta's scoreless drought with one big swing.

April 25, 2015 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman error allows winning run as Phillies beat Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Defensive miscues and an ineffective offense doomed the Braves against Philadelphia.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Streaking New York Mets down Atlanta Braves 6-3, win 11th straight

NEW YORK - On a chilly afternoon at Citi Field, Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves let the New York Mets walk their way to another win.

April 23, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tie-breaking single lifts New York Mets past Atlanta Braves, 3-2

NEW YORK - Eric Stults gave the Atlanta Braves an encouraging outing from the back of their rotation. They needed a better performance by the bullpen and a little more luck to slow down the streaking Mets.

April 22, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets win 9th in row, newcomer Plawecki and Niese beat Braves

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki trotted onto the field, shook hands with umpire crew chief Jerry Meals and promptly bounced a practice throw down to second base.

April 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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