ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez sat down and started writing out projected lineups last week as soon as he heard the Braves had traded for Justin Upton.
PHOENIX - Justin Upton is having a family reunion in Atlanta.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann would like to be behind the plate on opening day and beat the projections which have him missing the start of the season.
ATLANTA - Play ball!
ATLANTA - The Braves traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden on Friday, clearing a spot in the Atlanta rotation for Julio Teheran, Randal Delgado or another young starter.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder.
HOUSTON - Jordan Schafer is heading back to Atlanta, and the outfielder couldn't be happier about rejoining the big league organization where he started his big league career.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann's agent said Wednesday the Braves catcher expects to be "completely healthy" for the 2013 season following surgery on his right shoulder.
ATLANTA - Item by item, Chipper Jones' shirts and pants were folded and stacked neatly for the final time in his Braves travel bag.
ATLANTA - Break out the peanut butter and honey. Kris Medlen is ready for another start.
PITTSBURGH - The storybook ending for Chipper Jones would have been putting a fastball into the Allegheny River.
PITTSBURGH - Kevin Correia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won consecutive games for the first time in four weeks, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Mike Minor pitched 6 1-3 sharp innings to win his fifth straight decision, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had an RBI and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - David Ross and Andrelton Simmons raced home on left fielder Bryan Petersen's costly error, sending Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - With one last trip to the postseason assured - albeit maybe for just nine innings - Chipper Jones is relishing the final days of his last season.
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.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves made a $15.3 million qualifying offer to right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on Monday.
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.
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