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Braves go country for a day as Aldean takes cuts

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Aldean circled the bases, touched home plate and collapsed next to the batting cage, pulling his cap over his face.

March 01, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Still chipping away: Almost 40, Chipper Jones is not ready for retirement

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After another of those spring training workouts that are increasingly tough to get through, Chipper Jones pulls off his jersey to reveal an undershirt that says, "Slow it down, boys."

February 29, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Heyward looking for comeback year

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Heyward reaches into the basket, pulls out a ball, places it on the tee and stares out toward the empty mound.

February 27, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla aims for quicker start

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Dan Uggla arrived for spring training with the Atlanta Braves, he felt at home.

February 22, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hudson seeks fresh start after back surgery

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tim Hudson remembers when he was the young gun in the clubhouse.

February 21, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel ready to bounce back

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Craig Kimbrel is excited about his new locker in the Atlanta Braves' spring training clubhouse.

February 20, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Beachy heads Braves' new wave of young starters

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.

February 10, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves unveil another alternate home uniform

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron recognized the look. Just not the feel.

February 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Bobby Cox to manage a Braves exhibition

ATLANTA (AP) - Bobby Cox is returning to the dugout - but only for one exhibition.

February 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Hanson ready for 2012

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.

February 02, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper upbeat about his 18th season with Braves

ATLANTA - One year has made a big difference in Chipper Jones' outlook.

January 31, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves return for informal workouts

ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy did his best to forget what happened at the end of last season.

January 30, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Quiet offseason is part of Atlanta Braves' plan

ATLANTA - There has been no flashy free agent signing, no blockbuster trade this offseason for the Atlanta Braves.

January 20, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves agree to deals with 3 players

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.

January 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrell named Rookie of the Year

By BEN WALKER

November 14, 2011 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES - Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

July 31, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Santana, Gattis blow away San Diego Padres

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Teheran earns 10th win as Braves top Padres 5-3

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Saltalamacchia peppers Braves, Marlins win

ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bounce back

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rollins homer buries Braves

ATLANTA - Cole Hamels held the Braves to four hits through seven innings, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday night.

July 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves start 2nd half with win over Phils

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves won their third straight game with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

July 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla suspension raises questions

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 14, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Johnson's HR helps Braves beat Cubs 10-7

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7 on Sunday to remain near the top of the NL East at the All-Star break.

July 13, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves power past Cubs

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson and the Atlanta Braves capitalized on a day when the ball was flying at Wrigley Field.

July 12, 2014 | By SARAH TROTTO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Mets to avoid sweep

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings, and theAtlanta Braves used early offense against Bartolo Colon to beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Thursday night and avert a four-game sweep.

July 10, 2014 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gee makes impressive return, Mets beat Braves

NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

July 09, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


DeGrom Ks 11 in 7 shutout innings, Mets top Braves

NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.

July 08, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


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