ATLANTA - The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, looking to bolster their lineup for the second half of the season, acquired Alex Gonzalez in a swap of shortstops that sent Yunel Escobar to Toronto on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Hank Aaron expected Jason Heyward to make an immediate impact in a sport which needs young black stars.
NEW YORK - Omar Infante, the Braves' jack-of-all trades All-Star, had three hits and drove in a run after getting four hits in the series opener, while Tim Hudson (9-4) helped himself with a pair of hits that included an RBI double during a four-run fifth inning.
NEW YORK - Melky Cabrera and Omar Infante hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the seventh inning off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-2 Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann hit a go-ahead three-run double during a six-run sixth inning, Kris Medlen pitched neatly into the seventh and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Matt Diaz hit a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning, Eric Hinske added a two-run homer and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Billy Wagner has to be thinking, "What do I gotta do?"
ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson did not give up an earned run in his recovery from back-to-back ugly losses and the Atlanta Braves moved a season-best 15 games over .500 with a 4-1 win over the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
pitcher who beat his team. Leyland marveled at player he described as "an artist" who understands "the secret of pitching." The artist wasn't Tim Hudson, Derek Lowe, Jair Jurrjens or Tommy Hanson. It was Kris Medlen, the newest member of the Braves' pitching rotation. Medlen ranks last on the staff in name recognition, but he could prove to be an ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will host Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Games in 2011-12, team president John Schuerholz announced Wednesday at the King Center.
ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens gave up one run and had a run-scoring single in his first start in two months, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones' three-run homer in the seventh gave Kenshin Kawakami his long-awaited first win of the season, but only after the Atlanta Braves escaped a ninth-inning jam to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday.
CHICAGO - In just over two weeks, the Chicago White Sox have gone from a beaten-down team in total disarray to a confident ballclub that is practically unbeatable.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward's bat has cooled off considerably. Jair Jurrjens is still hurt. Chipper Jones might be on his way to retirement when the season ends.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones and pitcher Derek Lowe each drove in two runs and Lowe won his third straight start at home in the Atlanta Braves' 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
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.
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.
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. Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Kent, Moises Alou and Luis Gonzalez also are among the players eligible to be voted on for the first time by the Baseball ...
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. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,Geneva; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: ...
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.
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. Mayor Kasim Reed said at a news conference that the stadium will not be left vacant after the team starts playing at a new field in Cobb County in three years. "We're going to have a master developer that is going to demolish the Ted and ...
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. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said the team decided not to seek another lease at 17-year-old Turner Field and began talks with ...
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. Tracey Long, 41, has lived several blocks from the current home stadium, Turner Field, for about 10 years and said she's very involved with her neighborhood. While out walking her dog Monday morning, she said she and other ...
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