KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman was already fitting in nicely in the cleanup spot for Atlanta. Now, the Braves also have leadoff batter Andrelton Simmons back and he's hitting well, too.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Justin Upton appears to be getting into regular-season form, only slightly behind brother B.J.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Paul Maholm pitched two-hit ball for six innings and Juan Francisco homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over a New York Yankees split-squad on Saturday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeremy Hefner showed that he can punch out hitters if he gets riled up enough.
JUPITER, Fla. - Kris Medlen pitched 4 2-3 scoreless innings, then left the Atlanta Braves' 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night when he was hit by a line drive for the second time.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Julio Teheran took another step into winning the fifth spot in the Atlanta Braves' rotation, extending the St. Louis Cardinals' offensive woes.
VIERA, Fla. - Stephen Strasburg dominated for five innings, then got hit hard in the sixth.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Carlos Pena wasn't signed by the Houston Astros because of his .197 batting average or 19 homers last year.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Heyward worked on his bunting. Jordan Zimmermann tried out a new pitch. And Bryce Harper just kept doing what he's been doing all spring.
LAKELAND, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers have six pitchers fighting for five spots in the starting rotation.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Don't call this just another spring training start for Washington's Ross Detwiler.
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.
ATLANTA - While the Braves' search for a new general manager continues, a new management team already is taking shape.
ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez figured it would be a while before he learned his future with the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday.
PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.
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