KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Heyward reaches into the basket, pulls out a ball, places it on the tee and stares out toward the empty mound.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Dan Uggla arrived for spring training with the Atlanta Braves, he felt at home.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tim Hudson remembers when he was the young gun in the clubhouse.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Craig Kimbrel is excited about his new locker in the Atlanta Braves' spring training clubhouse.
ATLANTA - Julio Teheran was not even born in 1990 when Steve Avery joined Tom Glavine and John Smoltz in the Braves rotation. Atlanta, which added Greg Maddux for the 1993 season, won six Cy Young Awards in the decade.
ATLANTA - Hank Aaron recognized the look. Just not the feel.
ATLANTA (AP) - Bobby Cox is returning to the dugout - but only for one exhibition.
ATLANTA - Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson said Thursday his right shoulder is feeling good and he expects to be on a regular routine for the start of spring training.
ATLANTA - One year has made a big difference in Chipper Jones' outlook.
ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy did his best to forget what happened at the end of last season.
ATLANTA - There has been no flashy free agent signing, no blockbuster trade this offseason for the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration Tuesday, agreeing to one-year deals with outfielder Michael Bourn for $6.845,000, starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens for $5.5 million and reliever Eric O'Flaherty for $2.49 million.
By BEN WALKER
CLEVELAND - Derek Lowe's durability - and price tag - were too much for the Cleveland Indians to resist.
ATLANTA - A franchise known for its postseason flops switched to fast-forward this time.
AARON BRACY, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the New York Mets overcame Justin Upton's two home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Ervin Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings in his Atlanta debut, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.
ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record on April 8, 1974.
WASHINGTON - Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton saw the baseball nestle underneath some green wall padding and initially, instead of trying to make a play, threw his arms up and waited for a call from the umpires.
WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper's Washington Nationals and Jason Heyward's Atlanta Braves won the past two NL East titles, and they'll get the division race started early this season.
MILWAUKEE - In losing their season opener, the Atlanta Braves got a different kind of win to earn a place in the replay record book.
ATLANTA - For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Aaron Harang made his Atlanta Braves debut, allowing six runs, including a long homer to Miguel Cabrera, while pitching into the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Julio Teheran struck out nine over six innings in his final tuneup for opening day and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 9-2 on Wednesday.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Ervin Santana allowed two runs in three innings as the Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Tuesday.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox sat down together in the plaque gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame, a sense of awe etched on their faces. Both had been here before, but this visit was entirely different.