PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Tim Hudson was pleased with his performance - when he was pitching out of jams.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves would be happy to see a power display like this during the regular season.
KISSIMEE, Fla. - Craig Kimbrel was like a little kid Saturday in the Braves clubhouse, talking excitedly about his chance to work with a couple of Atlanta greats at the World Baseball Classic.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Carlos Pena wasn't signed by the Houston Astros because of his .197 batting average or 19 homers last year.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Heyward worked on his bunting. Jordan Zimmermann tried out a new pitch. And Bryce Harper just kept doing what he's been doing all spring.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryan Howard hit his first home run of spring training, an opposite-field drive to left off All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel that helped the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 10-5 Thursday.
LAKELAND, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers have six pitchers fighting for five spots in the starting rotation. Rick Porcello got his second chance to audition for Tigers manager Jim Leyland on Wednesday in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves and gave up three runs in three innings, his longest outing of the spring. Porcello, however, didn't make the impression he wanted to make. The Tigers' first round pick in 2007 (27th overall) started out ...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman were walking back to the Atlanta clubhouse, having finishing up a stint in the batting cages on a rainy morning, when they spotted Bryce Harper sitting at the end of the Washington dugout.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Don't call this just another spring training start for Washington's Ross Detwiler.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kris Medlen is not exactly imposing - listed at 5-foot-10, and that's being generous. He munches on peanut butter-and-honey sandwiches before every start. He never stops fidgeting, whether it's bouncing around the clubhouse before a game or just chatting up a couple of players after a spring training start.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Justin Upton was eager to get his first hit with the Atlanta Braves. Boy, it was a memorable one Monday, even if it was just spring training. Upton launched one of the longest home runs ever seen at the Disney World complex, a towering drive that cleared the grass berm beyond left field, as the Braves picked up their first win of the spring with a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins. ...
BRADENTON, Fla. - Jason Heyward hit a solo home run, and Julio Teheran struck out two in two innings but Atlanta fell to 0-3 in Grapefruit League play after Pittsburgh had its way with the Braves' relievers in a 9-2 win for the Pirates.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - While a bunch of aging stars try to get healthy, the New York Yankees have a chance to check out their younger players at spring training.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Andrelton Simmons headed off on his longest road trip of the season.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The first game of spring training can provide some unusual scenarios.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman is returning to form and Brian McCann is returning to the lineup. That's good news for the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Atlanta's six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann will come off the disabled list on Monday when the Braves open a series in Cincinnati.
ATLANTA - Marlon Byrd was hardly surprised to see David Wright crush a home run off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.