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.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The hot corner and on the lineup card isn't the only place Chipper Jones will be mised this season. The Atlanta Braves have to replace their retired third baseman in the clubhouse, too.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones was lingering beyond the left-field wall, signing as many autographs as he could, when someone asked the obvious question.
B.J. and Justin Upton played on the same baseball team just once growing up, a travel squad in Virginia that also included future big leaguers David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman.
KISSIMMEE - Mike Minor compares last season to a nasty roller-coaster ride, one that would rival any of the bone-rattling behemoths at Six Flags Over Georgia.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jordan Walden was flattered when he found out he was acquired by the Atlanta Braves for starting pitcher Tommy Hanson.
ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez says it's easy to see why he has never been more optimistic at the start of spring training.
ATLANTA - Gerald Laird is not letting anything interfere with his time getting to know the Braves' pitchers.
ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez sat down and started writing out projected lineups last week as soon as he heard the Braves had traded for Justin Upton.
SAN FRANCISCO - Matt Cain pitched eight strong innings and San Francisco beat Tim Hudson for the first time in seven years in the Giants' 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in his third game this season after coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Thursday night to begin a four-game series between NL division leaders.