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Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:50:19 EDT

 



Braves have trio of dark-horse candidates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:59:30 EDT

Spring Training also serves as a fertile ground for underdog stories, created by veterans that unexpectedly prove they have something left to offer, or Minor Leaguers who provide every indication they are ready to accept the challenge of competing at the game's highest level.



Young infielders to suit up for first spring game

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:49:44 EDT

The Braves will get a look at their young infielders when Dansby Swanson, Ozzie Albies and Johan Camargo start Friday afternoon's Grapefruit League season opener (1:05 ET, live on MLB.TV) against the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla.



Culberson thrilled to join hometown team

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:43:39 EDT

Perhaps lost in the Braves' winter exchange of substantial contracts with the Dodgers was Atlanta's potential new utility man, Charlie Culberson.



Snitker unveils travel roster for first camp trip

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:02:47 EDT

The group representing the Braves in their first three games of the 2018 Grapefruit League schedule are set to make the trip this weekend along Florida's east coast.



Resilient Moylan ecstatic to rejoin Braves

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:14:43 EDT

Peter Moylan and the Braves agreed to terms on a non-guaranteed Major League deal, the team announced on Monday. To make room for Moylan, the Braves designated right-hander Mauricio Cabrera for assignment.



Albies' elbow issues a thing of the past in camp

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:25:11 EDT

A refreshed and confident Ozzie Albies has returned to Braves camp thankful that he is no longer dealing with the concerns that surrounded him last year, when he entered Spring Training with some doubts about the fractured right elbow he'd suffered the previous September.



All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:46:29 EDT

All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.



Braves' Top 30 prospects list

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:40:23 EDT

Who 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.



Chipper: Acuna is 'way ahead of me'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:44:55 EDT

Chipper Jones grew up as a Major Leaguer with Andruw Jones and saw plenty of a young Vladimir Guerrero when the Braves shared a Spring Training complex with the Expos in the 1990s. But he's not sure he's ever seen anybody as impressive as Ronald Acuna, the Braves' 20-year-old five-tool outfielder who may be just a couple of months away from his Major League debut.



Snitker tells players to embrace analytics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:08:17 EDT

As Braves manager Brian Snitker addressed his players before the team's first full-squad workout on Monday, he told them to embrace the change that occurred over the offseason when MLB's investigation led to the baseball operations department being overhauled.



MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:23:43 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



20 vision: Can Allard follow Avery's path?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:13:16 EDT

Twenty-eight years after Steve Avery burst on the Major League scene as a 20-year-old phenom, Kolby Allard stands as yet another highly touted left-handed pitching prospect who has the potential to join Atlanta's rotation before reaching the legal drinking age.



Braves struggle to tell Culberson, Swanson apart

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:37:50 EDT

Braves struggle to tell Culberson, Swanson apart



Huddy impressed with Braves' young arms

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:36:50 EDT

Tim Hudson has enjoyed watching Mike Soroka, Kolby Allard, Kyle Wright and some of the Braves' other young pitchers experience the early days of Spring Training.



6 reasons Braves are this year's surprise team

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:26:21 EDT

The Braves are going to give a ton of opportunity to a ton of unproven players this year, particularly in their rotation, and no one is smart enough to know how that goes. It's the ceiling, though, that could make Atlanta this year's surprise team in the National League.



Minter hoping to prove big league durability

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:11:18 EDT

Before beginning his candidacy to become one of baseball's top relief pitchers, A.J. Minter must prove he is healthy and durable enough to handle the schedule of big league reliever. Minter will have a chance to do so this year, as the Braves have cleared him to pitch without the usage restrictions that limited his availability both of the past two seasons.



Eyes on the prize: Freeman back after Lasik

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:40:00 EDT

As Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman made an early arrival to Spring Training on Friday morning, he anxiously looked forward to testing the physical improvements he made during the offseason. A few months of rest allowed him to regain strength in the left wrist he fractured in May 2017, and the Lasik surgery he underwent in October has positioned him to avoid the dry-eye discomfort his contact lenses had occasionally caused on windy days.



'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:44:54 EDT

From 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.



Swanson: 2017 struggles 'by the wayside'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:41:30 EDT

Dansby Swanson arrived in Braves camp on Friday with a clear message. "Last year is last year," Swanson said. "That is in the past. I've already kind of reflected, and that is by the wayside."



Should Acuna start with Braves? He thinks so

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:06:09 EDT

Weighing the short- and long-term benefits, it seems quite obvious that the Braves will wait until the latter portion of April to bring Ronald Acuna to the Major League level. But that doesn't mean the elite prospect won't spend the next six weeks doing whatever he can to further enhance the excitement regarding his eventual addition to Atlanta's roster.



McCarthy looks to bounce back with Braves

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:38:44 EDT

Brandon McCarthy has not yet reached the point of his career where he is willing to simply be considered a mentor. But he's certainly more than willing to use his experience to help guide the young pitchers who will join him in Atlanta's rotation this season.



Gohara arrives at camp with heavy heart

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:58:42 EDT

A jetlagged Luiz Gohara arrived in Braves camp on Wednesday morning with the heavy heart he has carried since December, when he experienced the traumatic pain of literally feeling his father pass away.



Eager Acuna 5 days early to camp

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:48:55 EDT

Highly touted prospect Ronald Acuna made another good impression on Braves management as he arrived at Spring Training on Wednesday, five days before the team's position players are required to report to camp.



Rotation battle a key storyline at Braves camp

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:42:57 EDT

It's easy to assume Luiz Gohara and Sean Newcomb will win what appear to be the only two vacant spots in Atlanta's rotation. It's also easy to understand why the Braves do not want either of those rookie southpaws to come to camp believing anything is guaranteed.



Braves still unlikely to make play for Moustakas

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:01:49 EDT

The Braves have not ruled out the possibility of acquiring a third baseman before the start of the season. But as has been the case throughout the offseason, they still don't seem to be a potential fit for free agent Mike Moustakas.



Foltynewicz strolls back into camp a proud papa

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:08:11 EDT

As Braves pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on Tuesday, Mike Foltynewicz re-acquainted with some of his teammates and made it clear his new role as a proud papa might significantly reduce the amount of idle time he spends with members of his team this year in the clubhouse and golf course.



High-octane heat has Minter in line for 'pen role

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:30:40 EDT

A.J. Minter's sample size is small. But given his tremendous potential, it still seems appropriate to point out that during his brief time at the Major League level last year, he produced strikeout rates never previously matched by any reliever who has tallied at least 15 innings during a rookie season.



'Atlanta Rules' chronicles journey of '90s Braves

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:38:57 EDT

Before they stood as the envy of fellow Major Leaguers for more than a decade, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz experienced the frustration of being part of those Braves clubs that served as the game's laughing stock during the late 1980s.



Thome, Smoltz review Series showdown

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:29:16 EDT

Thome, Smoltz review Series showdown



Sources: Foltynewicz loses arbitration case

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:47:24 EDT

The Braves won their arbitration hearing against right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, according to sources. He will receive the team's $2.2 million salary offer instead of the $2.3 million figure he requested after the two parties ended negotiations last month.



What will Braves' 25-man roster look like?

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:10:49 EDT

Plenty could change before the Braves open the regular season with a March 29 game against the Phillies at SunTrust Park. Based on the current conditions, here is a look at how the Opening Day roster might look.



Chipper, Dominique meet up at Hawks game

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 21:28:11 EDT

Chipper, Dominique meet up at Hawks game



Inbox: Which Braves could impress at camp?

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 18:47:03 EDT

Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers questions from Braves fans