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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


Braves extend qualifying offer to Santana

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves made a $15.3 million qualifying offer to right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on Monday.

November 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hart named president of operations

ATLANTA - John Schuerholz completed what he called "the best negotiation of my entire career" by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations.

October 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves leadership coming together during GM search

ATLANTA - While the Braves' search for a new general manager continues, a new management team already is taking shape.

October 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Fredi Gonzalez staying as Braves manager

ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez figured it would be a while before he learned his future with the Atlanta Braves.

October 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves beat struggling Phillies

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin had three hits, including a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Saturday night in their best offensive showing in six weeks.

July 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 victory Phillies

ATLANTA - Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.

July 03, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Bonds for Braves' new stadium ruled valid

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

June 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates top Braves again

PITTSBURGH - Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen was hit in the left elbow by a pitch and exited during a five-run first inning as Pittsburgh sent the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight loss, 8-4 Saturday.

June 27, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pirates walk off with victory in 10th inning

PITTSBURGH - Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

June 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nationals complete sweep of Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Mets, win series

ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons got four hits for the Atlanta Braves in a 6-4 win Saturday night over the New York Mets 6-4, who lost their fourth in a row and catcher Travis d'Arnaud to an elbow injury.

June 20, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Wisler shines in MLB debut

ATLANTA - Matt Wisler allowed only one run in eight innings in his major league debut to outpitch Jacob deGrom, and Jace Peterson hit a two-run double in the eighth to lift theAtlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.

June 19, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Boston ends slide

BOSTON - Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning.

June 16, 2015 | By DOUG ALDEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves best Sox in Boston

BOSTON - Williams Perez pitched six shutout innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night, sending Boston to its seventh straight loss.

June 15, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rally to top Mets in 11th

NEW YORK - Cameron Maybin had a two-run single in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered bullpen shut down the Mets over the final four-plus innings in a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory over New York on Saturday.

June 13, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mets get win in series opener against Braves

NEW YORK - Bartolo Colon moved into a tie for the major league lead with his ninth win, Wilmer Flores and John Mayberry Jr. homered, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night.

June 12, 2015 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose lead, split series with Padres

ATLANTA - Padres manager Bud Black said he was pacing the clubhouse "like a caged lion" after getting ejected in the seventh inning of a steamy game that lasted nearly four hours and started 56 minutes late because of rain.

June 11, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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