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McCann takes leadership role

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Having finished up yet another mundane drill, the Atlanta Braves begin making their way toward an adjacent field for the next phase of their spring training workout.

February 23, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla remembers the difficult times

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - As Dan Uggla was coming through the minor leagues, there were plenty of chances to just give up. Like the time he was expecting to spend a few days with his family during a midseason break, only to learn that he'd been demoted to a lower-level team.

February 22, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Fredi's first day on the new job a long one

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Fredi Gonzalez kept tossing and turning. Finally, at a quarter 'til 4, he climbed from bed and started getting dressed.

February 15, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


The new era dawns

The first day of spring training will seem a little strange for the Atlanta Braves.

February 14, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla signs 5-year contract

ATLANTA - The Braves locked up Dan Uggla with the team's largest contract in nearly a decade. Now, they're ready to take on the mighty Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East.

January 06, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla, newest Brave speaks

ATLANTA - Dan Uggla will have to make one minor adjustment now that he's with the Atlanta Braves.

November 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get right back to work, name Gonzalez new manager

ATLANTA - The Braves didn't even wait 48 hours to introduce Bobby Cox's replacement.

October 13, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Time for life after Bobby

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox strolled into the Atlanta Braves clubhouse around lunchtime Tuesday with that familiar waddle, only this time he was wearing his new uniform: A blue golf shirt and slacks.

October 12, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Giant ace ready for Braves

SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum emerged as the most dominant pitcher in the National League in his first two full major league seasons. Back-to-back NL Cy Young Awards. Two All-Star selections, 526 strikeouts. All by the age of 25.

October 06, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Lowe, Hanson and Hudson to start in playoffs

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe wasn't ready to look past his Game 1 start for the Braves against the Giants in the NL division series on Tuesday.

October 05, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Postseason bound

ATLANTA - Nothing has come easy for the Braves, whose 25 final-at-bat victories are the most in baseball. So perhaps it was fitting the Braves were pushed to the last day of the season before claiming a postseason berth.

October 04, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Wheels falling off Braves' playoff hopes

ATLANTA - Vance Worley combined with four relievers on a three-hitter and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the punchless Braves 7-0 Saturday to drop Atlanta into a tie for the NL wild-card spot.

October 02, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies push Braves to edge with win

ATLANTA - Jimmy Rollins' grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 11-5 on Friday night to keep Bobby Cox and the Braves from moving closer to a wild-card berth.

October 02, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Go get 'em, Bobby

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox is still waiting for the one retirement gift he wants most of all - one last trip to the postseason.

September 30, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves sweep, step closer to playoffs

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox wants to make sure the attention being paid to his final regular-season games as Atlanta's manager takes a back seat to the Braves' pursuit of their first playoff berth since 2005.

September 29, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves tee off on Toronto

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman not worried as Braves lose 2nd straight

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.

April 15, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins break through for 1st win over Braves

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.

April 14, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched effectively into the seventh inning and theAtlanta Braves stayed hot with a 5-3 victory Saturday night over the New York Mets, who learned earlier that injured closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games for a positive drug test.

April 11, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves look to stay hot in home opener

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are set to introduce their roster, including an all-new outfield, to their home fans.

April 09, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves off to hot start

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves edge past Marlins in 2-1 win

MIAMI - Even before Dee Gordon went face down leaving the batter's box, the Miami Marlins looked like a flop in their season opener against the Atlanta Braves.

April 06, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Upton, Kimbrel traded to San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have pulled off another blockbuster trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.

April 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get pitcher Trevor Cahill, $6.8M

YoKISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.

April 04, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall in final Fla. tilt

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April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' pitcher Alex Wood aims to shine in starting rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people.

April 02, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Utley goes deep twice as Phillies pound Braves

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley hit two homers to give him long balls in four straight at-bats, Cole Hamels pitched six innings in his final start before opening day and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 Wednesday.

April 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Eric Young Jr. making the most of his chance

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression.

March 31, 2015 | By JEFF ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves take win over Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.

March 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves defeat Blue Jays in split-squad series

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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