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Braves add Floyd, settle with Beachy

ATLANTA - The Braves added a needed veteran for their rotation Monday when they agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with right-hander Gavin Floyd.

December 16, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Ted Turner wants namesake ballpark as green space

ATLANTA - When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space.

December 10, 2013 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Atlanta Braves cut Johnson, Janish, Martinez

ATLANTA - Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Plan approved for new Braves stadium

MARIETTA - The Atlanta Braves are a step closer to moving out of downtown Atlanta, the Major League Baseball team's home for the past 47 years.

November 27, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Maddux, Glavine highlight 2014 Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK - Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL MVP Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

November 26, 2013 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


McCann, Yankees near deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.

November 24, 2013 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Mayor, Braves talk about team's exit

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed met Wednesday with Atlanta Braves executives to discuss next steps following the team's decision to leave downtown and build a new $672 million stadium in nearby Cobb County, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

November 13, 2013 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Turner to be demolished

ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor said Tuesday that the city will demolish Turner Field after the Braves leave for a new stadium in the suburbs in 2017.

November 12, 2013 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Turner Field gets chopped

ATLANTA - The Braves announced Monday they are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium about 10 miles from downtown in 2017. Atlanta's mayor said the city wasn't willing match an offer from suburban Cobb County worth $450 million in taxpayer funding.

November 11, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Residents near Turner Field upset over Braves' move

ATLANTA - Some residents of the area around Turner Field said they were shocked and surprised to hear of the Atlanta Braves' announcement that they plan to build a new stadium in suburban Cobb County.

November 11, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves face tough choices

ATLANTA - Braves general manager Frank Wren and his staff will discuss looming decisions on two free agents, catcher Brian McCann and pitcher Tim Hudson, in organizational meetings which being Tuesday in Orlando.

October 14, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves try to stay positive

ATLANTA - For most of the season, the Atlanta Braves were overachievers.

October 08, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Ballgame: Dodgers end Braves' season with the long ball

LOS ANGELES - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.

October 08, 2013 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves on the brink

LOS ANGELES - On the brink of elimination, manager Fredi Gonzalez found something for his Atlanta Braves to build on.

October 07, 2013 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves even NLDS with 4-3 win

ATLANTA - Mike Minor slammed his fist into his glove after getting out of a jam with a strikeout. Luis Avilan pumped his arm wildly after escaping another mess with a huge double play.

October 04, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


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Braves mash Mets again

NEW YORK - Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.

April 19, 2014 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

April 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Revere's RBI single lifts Phillies over Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Teheran 3-hits Phillies; Braves win 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.

April 16, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Uggla powers Braves to win

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April 14, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Mets take series

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.

April 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves mop up Mets

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.

April 09, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


New York Mets spoil home opener with 4-0 shutout

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.

April 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Selig hints Aaron still baseball's home-run king

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.

April 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Aaron set to savor 40th anniversary of 715th homer

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record on April 8, 1974.

April 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Replay helps Braves top Washington 2-1

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.

April 04, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves head to Washington for key early series

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.

April 03, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves top Brewers

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April 02, 2014 | By RIGH ROVITO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braun makes history, Braves blanked on opening day

MILWAUKEE - In losing their season opener, the Atlanta Braves got a different kind of win to earn a place in the replay record book.

March 31, 2014 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves ready to defend NL East

ATLANTA - For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival.

March 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


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