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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Rough start to season continues for Braves

ATLANTA - Pitcher Carlos Martinez drove in two runs, matching the total he allowed in six innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Julio Teheran and the winless Atlanta Braves 12-2 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cardinals rally past Braves after hitting three pinch-hit home runs

ATLANTA - Rookie Aledmys Diaz got his first career homer to break a tie as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Atlanta ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Braves fall to Nats again

ATLANTA -Pinch-hitter Matt den Dekker, recalled from the minors earlier in the day, had a tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run seventh inning that led the Washington Nationals over the ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, April 4, 2016

Miscues doom Braves in opener

ATLANTA -Jason Grilli couldn't hold a one-run lead in the ninth inning and Gordon Beckham's throwing error set up Daniel Murphy's run-scoring double in the 10th inning that sent the Washington ...
By Charles Odum

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Braves face bleak 2016, bright future

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are looking forward to a shiny new stadium and the bounty of a replenished farm system. First, they must get through 2016.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Stubbs, Ogando make Braves roster

The Atlanta Braves reached their Opening Day roster, adding outfielder Drew Stubbs and pitcher Alexi Ogando and designating for assignment outfielders Michael Bourn and Emilio Bonifacio on Saturday.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Tanaka gets start for Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka has rebounded from a slow spring training start after having a procedure in October to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow to become the New York Yankees' opening day starter.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Braves' Schuerholz changes jobs

The Atlanta Braves' John Schuerholz is moving from team president to vice chairman.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Braves send Foltynewicz to Gwinnett

Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, who had a late start to spring training following surgery for blood clots in his shoulder, was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Francoeur makes Braves roster

Jeff Francoeur has made the Atlanta Braves' opening-day roster with an impressive showing in spring training.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Braves release Swisher

The Atlanta Braves released high-priced outfielder Nick Swisher on Monday, ditching a former All-Star whose numbers plummeted the past two seasons.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Washington's Gio Gonzalez has strong outing against Atlanta

VIERA, Fla. - Gio Gonzalez pitched six innings in his longest outing this spring and the split-squad Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 7-2 on Sunday. Gonzalez didn't walk a batter and ...
By Carl Kotala

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rodriguez reserves right to change his mind on retirement

Alex Rodriguez says he could change his mind and play beyond 2017, but the New York Yankees slugger repeated his current intent is to quit after two more seasons.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Diamondbacks' new ace struggles in latest outing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Every pitcher gives up runs in spring training, even Zack Greinke.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Giants' Bumgarner scratched from spring start

San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner was scratched from his spring start Sunday against San Diego due to tightness in his rib cage and a nerve condition in his left foot.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Gossage rants against Bautista, Cespedes

Hall of Famer Goose Gossage has criticized Toronto star Jose Bautista and New York Mets slugger Jose Bautistas for the way the pair celebrated home runs during the playoffs last year.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Francoeur feels less pressure in second stint with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur is the first to concede that his career hasn't gone quite as expected. From the cover of Sports Illustrated at 21 to battling for a job at 32, it's been a long, ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Braves' rotation likely to go through growing pains

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - In the tunnel leading to the dugout at the Atlanta Braves spring training stadium, there are pictures of John Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. My, how times have changed.
By Paul Newberry

Braves' McKirahan likely to undergo Tommy John surgery

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves left-handed reliever Andrew McKirahan is likely headed for another major elbow operation after going down in his first appearance of spring training.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Freeman's spring debut 'encouraging'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - That whole plan the Atlanta Braves detailed last week about Freddie Freeman taking things slow early in spring training, about holding him back a bit and having him ease ...
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