The Atlanta Braves made a five-player deal Saturday to upgrade their outfield and an already formidable bullpen, acquiring Rick Ankiel and right-hander Kyle Farnsworth from Kansas City for three players.
CINCINNATI - Second baseman Martin Prado broke the second knuckle on his right pinkie finger while diving into home plate in the Atlanta Braves' latest win, an injury that will sideline the leadoff hitter for at least a week.
CINCINNATI - Jason Heyward doubled home two runs with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that restored a little of their rapidly vanishing lead in the NL East.
WASHINGTON - Chipper Jones can think of one thing that might stem the struggles his Braves are going through at the moment.
WASHINGTON - Rookie Jason Heyward gave Atlanta its first steal of home in a decade, and Tim Hudson shut down Washington the way he almost always does, helping the NL East-leading Braves beat the last-place Nationals 3-1 Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg's warmup session in the bullpen had lasted about a half-dozen tosses when Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty approached the star rookie with a simple question.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann grew up cheering for Glavine and McGriff, Maddux and Justice, guys who expected to make the playoffs year after year after year.
MIAMI - Brooks Conrad's second pinch-hit grand slam of the year put the Atlanta Braves ahead in an eight-run eighth inning, and they rallied past the Florida Marlins 10-5 Saturday night.
MIAMI - Donnie Murphy delivered his second game-ending hit of the week giving the Florida Marlins a 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones is getting that 1995 feeling again. Jones, the Atlanta Braves' last link to their World Series championship team, says this year's squad boasts similar strengths and balance. The latest proof was the Braves' series win over San Diego in a matchup of first-place teams. Tim Hudson dominated San Diego again, Alex Gonzalez capped his first homestand in Atlanta with four hits and the Braves beat the Padres 8-0 ...
ATLANTA - Matt Diaz homered in his third straight game, Jair Jurrjens gave up only one run in seven innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Tuesday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
A funny thing happened on the way to Bobby Cox's retirement.
ATLANTA - Corey Hart hit a three-run double in Milwaukee's five-run seventh, Chris Narveson outpitched Tim Hudson and the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - Ryan Braun's two-run homer helped give Milwaukee an early lead, Randy Wolf earned his first win over Atlanta in seven years and the Brewers beat the Braves 9-3 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens gave up only one run, rookie Jason Heyward made two strong defensive plays in his return from an injury and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Thursday night.
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.
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.
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. Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Kent, Moises Alou and Luis Gonzalez also are among the players eligible to be voted on for the first time by the Baseball ...
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. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif,Geneva; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: ...
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.
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. Mayor Kasim Reed said at a news conference that the stadium will not be left vacant after the team starts playing at a new field in Cobb County in three years. "We're going to have a master developer that is going to demolish the Ted and ...
ATLANTA - The Braves announced Monday they are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium about 10 miles from downtown in 2017. Atlanta's mayor said the city wasn't willing match an offer from suburban Cobb County worth $450 million in taxpayer funding. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said the team decided not to seek another lease at 17-year-old Turner Field and began talks with ...
ATLANTA - Some residents of the area around Turner Field said they were shocked and surprised to hear of the Atlanta Braves' announcement that they plan to build a new stadium in suburban Cobb County. Tracey Long, 41, has lived several blocks from the current home stadium, Turner Field, for about 10 years and said she's very involved with her neighborhood. While out walking her dog Monday morning, she said she and other ...
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