COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - When John Smoltz plopped down in a director's chair inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and stared at all the bronze plaques on the walls, the moment was both magical and a bit overwhelming.
ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to be optimistic after a flurry of offseason moves signaled the franchise going into rebuilding mode.
ATLANTA - The Braves pulled off another trade in their busy offseason Friday, dealing right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.
ATLANTA - The Braves have added another contender to their outfield competition by claiming Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame plaque will feature a Boston Red Sox cap.
ATLANTA - Infielder Kelly Johnson and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are clearly rebuilding.
The Atlanta Braves' rebuilding effort has claimed another fan favorite.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz completed a unique path to baseball's Hall of Fame.
NEW YORK - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the baseball writers' biggest class of inductees in 60 years.
ATLANTA - A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement on a one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres acquired Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton on Friday in a trade that sent four prospects to the Braves.
ATLANTA - New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
BOSTON - The Red Sox have obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers.
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.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves have optioned outfielder Eury Perez and two other players to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Julio Teheran labored through 5 2-3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.
BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis made his debut in the outfield for the Atlanta Braves and said he felt ready for opening day after playing six innings Tuesday in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis finally got in a game for the Atlanta Braves, getting two hits Monday in a 14-10 win over the Houston Astros.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Judging by the results, Victor Martinez's return to the Detroit lineup on Sunday was nothing to brag about. That he was in the lineup was all the slugger cared about.
JUPITER, Fla. - Former Brave Martin Prado drove in two runs with a bases-loaded double in the sixth and Jeff Baker added a sacrifice fly later in the inning, leading the Miami Marlins past Atlanta 5-1 on Friday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3 2-3 shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 Wednesday.
Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in four innings, and Boston's defense committed four of the game's seven errors in an 11-3 loss by the Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Sabermetrics was very good to Dallas Keuchel last season, recognizing him as baseball's best groundball pitcher and playing a part in his selection as the AL's Gold Glove pitcher.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, Jose Reyes had a run-scoring triple and a double, and a Toronto Blue Jays split squad roughed up Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves for a 10-5 victory Sunday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Andrelton Simmons homered among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday night.
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