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Heyward, Freeman ink new deals

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to eight-year deal with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $125 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Revamped rotation for Braves

ATLANTA - Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has played only three full seasons in the majors, and already his contemporaries are considered the veterans of the team.

January 27, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Revamped rotation for Braves

ATLANTA - Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has played only three full seasons in the majors, and already his contemporaries are considered the veterans of the team.

January 27, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Maddux getting used to part-time role in baseball

ARLINGTON, Texas - Greg Maddux is enjoying his part-time role in baseball these days.

January 23, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Cox, Maddux, Glavine immortalized in Hall of Fame

ATLANTA - There will be an Atlanta Braves reunion this summer.

January 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Maddux, Glavine eye Cooperstown

ATLANTA - There were a lot of guys who threw harder than Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.

January 07, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Doumit to Braves

December 18, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


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


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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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


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 - AP


Braves rally, but lose to Mets in 11

NEW YORK - Curtis Granderson and David Wright are expected to deliver big hits for the Mets. When they get one from Ruben Tejada, it's a bit of a surprise.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves' win streak ends with 3-1 loss to Arizona

ATLANTA - Alex Wood's plan was to make sure he didn't let Paul Goldschmidt beat the Braves.

July 06, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves rack up 9th consecutive victory

ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.

July 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


On a roll — finally

ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.

July 03, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Teheran, Braves beat Mets 3-1 to complete sweep

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

July 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Mets implode in 8th, Braves win

ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.

June 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


B.J. Upton powers Braves past Phillies 3-2

PHILADELPHIA - An offensive funk sent the Phillies to a four-game sweep by the Atlanta Braves.

June 29, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


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