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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:01:54 EDT"Super utility" is the term increasingly used to describe hitters who can field several positions, and whose bats managers want to keep in the lineup. They are baseball's Swiss army knife.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:06:24 EDTMLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:45:00 EDTEven with more than 31 combined years of Major League service time, second baseman Brandon Phillips, right-hander R.A. Dickey and left-hander Jaime Garcia relished their first opportunity to face live batting practice opponents as members of the Braves.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:06:44 EDTSpring Training is almost here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Braves coverage.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:23:30 EDTBartolo Colon on Photo Day is true love
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:40:48 EDTWhen Sean Newcomb came to his first big league Spring Training this past year, he had to deal with the pressure that accompanied being both an elite prospect and the targeted return in the trade that sent Atlanta's beloved shortstop Andrelton Simmons to Anaheim just a few months earlier.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:48:52 EDTNearly two full years have passed since Paco Rodriguez's left elbow has been healthy enough for him to pitch in a Major League game. But if the left-handed reliever pitches effectively during Spring Training, he could open the season as a key piece in Atlanta's bullpen.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:43:09 EDTBraves president of baseball operations John Hart has overseen the massive rebuilding efforts the club has made since he assumed this role at the end of the 2014 season. With Presidents Day here, Hart provided MLB.com these three messages to Braves fans regarding the Major League roster, farm system and new SunTrust Park.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:06:53 EDTWho do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:50:05 EDTSean Rodriguez never envisioned he would introduce himself to his new Braves teammates while wearing an arm sling and staring at the likelihood of being sidelined throughout the upcoming season.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:55:31 EDTMax Fried came to his first big league camp intent on not allowing himself to be in awe of his surroundings. But the challenge hasn't necessarily been easy for the highly regarded Braves prospect, who grew up rooting for Matt Kemp and the Dodgers.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:00 EDTGear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Braves are wearing.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:05:35 EDTCorner infielder Rio Ruiz has come into camp in better shape after receiving a motivational message.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:54:05 EDTWhen Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson takes the field this year, he'll once again be able to look at his glove and proudly remember the times he spent with Dai-Jon Parker, a former Vanderbilt University basketball player who passed away two years ago.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:34:22 EDTFrom baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Braves' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:11:46 EDTThe Braves are hopeful Arodys Vizcaino will remain healthy enough to serve as an asset at the back end of the bullpen this year, but they are obviously cognizant of his health history.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:05:27 EDTTwo years after seeing his final season at Texas A&M cut short by Tommy John surgery, Braves lefty reliever A.J. Minter has come to his first big league Spring Training and quickly made an impression on manager Brian Snitker.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:39:29 EDTWhen given another opportunity to play for his hometown team again this past weekend, Brandon Phillips didn't waver from his decision to approve the trade that ended his long tenure with the Reds.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:29:56 EDTAs many of the Braves players have arrived at Spring Training expressing confidence in the club's potential for the upcoming season, they have made it clear they no longer feel restricted by the effects of a rebuilding process.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:42:53 EDTDickey, Phillips share OIympic connection to Atlanta
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:48:00 EDTFreddie Freeman was among those Braves who expressed optimism before each of the past two seasons, while fully understanding nothing short of miracle would prevent the team from enduring losing seasons during the early portion of a rebuilding process.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:49:12 EDTBraves manager Brian Snitker will keep an open mind as he determines whether Tyler Flowers or Kurt Suzuki will serve as knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's catcher this year. Both veterans will prepare for the role and there's a chance they'll actually end up splitting the role.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:19:16 EDTThe Braves understood the significant value Sean Rodriguez could have brought via his versatility. Now that they are preparing to go through the upcoming season without him, they are constantly reminded of how his absence will affect their plans for every infield and outfield position.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:40:35 EDTThree months shy of his 44th birthday and on the verge of his 20th big league season, Bartolo Colon wants to stick with what he once told his mother: To continue pitching until he's 45 years old.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:36:48 EDTThe Braves' Sean Rodriguez will likely miss the entire 2017 season after undergoing left shoulder surgery on Tuesday afternoon.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:43:13 EDTFirst glimpses of Colon at Braves camp
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:00:47 EDTOne quick glimpse at Matt Kemp serves as sufficient evidence of the commitment he made this offseason to get into better shape and silence those who criticized the extra weight he carried last year.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:40:09 EDTThe offseason is over, the roster has been remade, and Spring Training has arrived. Soon, the Braves will have an opportunity to prove whether there is legit reason to believe they're ready to enter the next phase of their rebuilding process.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:30:14 EDTBraves' highly regarded prospect Ozzie Albies is happy to be back to baseball activities after freakishly fracturing his right elbow with a check swing in September.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:07 EDTGet positional ranks and auction values plus insight on top prospects, sleepers, comeback candidates and more to help you dominate your league.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:24:32 EDTBraves left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia is still debating whether to accept the opportunity to pitch for his native Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:52:40 EDTAfter recently becoming more concerned about the lingering effects a Jan. 28 auto accident had on Sean Rodriguez's left shoulder, the Braves acted quickly to acquire Brandon Phillips from the Reds in exchange for two Minor League pitchers.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EDTWhat kind of player are the Braves getting in Brandon Phillips? One who is not only coming off a strong season, but a leader and someone who can make an impact on many levels.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:39:30 EDTHow Phillips and Colon ended up as teammates
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:25:38 EDTAs the Braves welcome their players to Spring Training this week, they'll prepare to experience the next chapter of their massive rebuild. The story took a turn with last season's strong finish and it gained a few new intriguing characters as this offseason was highlighted by the revamping of what is now a more formidable and experienced starting rotation.