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Braves tie Houston in split-squad matchup

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.

March 16, 2015 | By DICK SCANLAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman homers as Braves edge past Mets

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman hit his second home run of spring training, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | GUY CURTRIGHT AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Nats 2-1

VIERA, Fla. - Gio Gonzalez needed only 19 pitches to get through his two innings Monday, so the Washington lefty went to the bullpen and threw 15 more.

March 09, 2015 | By CARL KOTALA Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Markakis getting healthy

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.

March 03, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves open up camp

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It's been more than two decades since very few baseball experts gave the Atlanta Braves a legitimate shot to win the NL East.

February 21, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pitchers and catchers set to report

ATLANTA - Look for plenty of introductions when the Atlanta Braves report for spring training Friday.

February 19, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz pays visit to future Cooperstown home

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.

February 03, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Not a lot of lofty expectations for 2015 Braves

ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to be optimistic after a flurry of offseason moves signaled the franchise going into rebuilding mode.

February 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves building, still believe they can win in 2015

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are clearly rebuilding.

January 15, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves acquire Sanchez from Angels

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have acquired 17-year-old left-hander Ricardo Sanchez from the Los Angeles Angels for third baseman Kyle Kubitza and right-hander Nate Hyatt.

January 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz in on first ballot

ATLANTA - John Smoltz completed a unique path to baseball's Hall of Fame.

January 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz awaits call from Hall

ATLANTA - John Smoltz could do it all on the mound.

January 05, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Markakis: Signing with Braves 'just felt right'

ATLANTA - Nick Markakis walked into the Turner Field home clubhouse on Friday and rattled off the names of Braves players he cheered for as a kid living near Atlanta.

December 05, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves agree to terms with reliever Jim Johnson

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with reliever Jim Johnson on a one-year contract.

December 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Heyward, Walden shipped to Cards

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron.

November 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves blow lead, lose to Blue Jays

TORONTO - Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves tee off on Toronto

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman not worried as Braves lose 2nd straight

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.

April 15, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins break through for 1st win over Braves

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.

April 14, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched effectively into the seventh inning and theAtlanta Braves stayed hot with a 5-3 victory Saturday night over the New York Mets, who learned earlier that injured closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games for a positive drug test.

April 11, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves look to stay hot in home opener

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are set to introduce their roster, including an all-new outfield, to their home fans.

April 09, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves off to hot start

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves edge past Marlins in 2-1 win

MIAMI - Even before Dee Gordon went face down leaving the batter's box, the Miami Marlins looked like a flop in their season opener against the Atlanta Braves.

April 06, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Upton, Kimbrel traded to San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have pulled off another blockbuster trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.

April 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get pitcher Trevor Cahill, $6.8M

YoKISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.

April 04, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall in final Fla. tilt

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April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' pitcher Alex Wood aims to shine in starting rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people.

April 02, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Utley goes deep twice as Phillies pound Braves

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley hit two homers to give him long balls in four straight at-bats, Cole Hamels pitched six innings in his final start before opening day and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 Wednesday.

April 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Eric Young Jr. making the most of his chance

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression.

March 31, 2015 | By JEFF ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves take win over Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.

March 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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