3/6/2014 | Braves' bid to repeat in NL East won't be easy
The Braves returned to the top of the National League East last year, but they were dispatched in the NLDS. Soon after, they said goodbye to veteran leaders Brian McCann and Tim Hudson, so manager Fredi Gonzalez and a young roster will have their hands full trying to hold off the Nationals in their bid to repeat as division champs.
3/6/2014 | With limited options, Mejia patiently waits
Freddie Freeman's presence obviously lessens the odds Ernesto Mejia will reach the Majors while a member of the Braves organization. But Mejia has maintained optimism and a good attitude as he prepares to play a third consecutive season with Triple-A Gwinnett.
3/6/2014 | Braves teaming with Dreams of Recovery Foundation
Before Thursday night's game against the Nationals, Fredi Gonzalez met with Cindy Donald and proudly announced that the Braves are once again working with The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation to give fans a chance to aid in their attempt to financially assist individuals recovering from spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
3/6/2014 | Teheran escapes tough outing unscathed
Julio Teheran was anything but dominant as he surrendered four hits, issued a walk, uncorked a wild pitch and a hit a batter over three scoreless innings, but he escaped unscathed after putting at least two runners on in both of his final two innings.
3/5/2014 | Beachy happy with three-inning stint vs. Phils
Pitching lines may not truly indicate anything in Spring Training, but this one backed up the way Brandon Beachy felt Wednesday afternoon at Bright House Field.
3/5/2014 | Lipka's hustle on bases earns praise from Fredi
You don't often see the kind of play Matt Lipka made in the ninth inning of the Braves' 2-2 tie with the Phillies at Bright House Field on Wednesday afternoon.
3/5/2014 | Carpenter submits sharpest effort of spring
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was pleased with all his pitchers after Wednesday's 2-2 tie with the Phillies at Bright House Field. One of those relievers was right-hander David Carpenter.
3/5/2014 | Stars come out to pay tribute to late Fregosi
They gathered Wednesday to remember a baseball man, a guy who had spent 53 years in the game. And for so much more. They dropped what they were doing and traveled to Bright House Field from far and wide to remember Jim Fregosi as a friend and a colleague and a mentor.
3/5/2014 | Beachy logs solid effort in second spring start
The Phillies and Braves honored the late Jim Fregosi on Wednesday afternoon before the National League East rivals played each other in a Grapefruit League game at Bright House Field.
3/5/2014 | Injured Braves hurlers making strides in rehab
While they are all at different stages in their respective rehab processes, Mike Minor, Gavin Floyd, Jonny Venters and Luis Vasquez all shared the opportunity to celebrate the small victories they notched at Champion Stadium on Wednesday morning.
3/5/2014 | Offseason of change: Legs key to B.J.'s swing rebuild
Coming off a very tough year at the plate, B.J. Upton spent the winter working to get his swing back to where it was earlier in his career.
3/4/2014 | Bethancourt hungry for another taste of the bigs
Christian Bethancourt got a taste of the big leagues when he spent the final two weeks of the 2013 regular season with the Braves and is hungering for the chance to return.
3/4/2014 | Gosselin's bases-clearing triple means win for Braves
Starter Kris Medlen fanned three, and Phil Gosselin foiled a defensive shift with a three-run triple in the eighth that gave the Braves their first Grapefruit League win of the year with Tuesday's 8-4 victory over the Nationals.
3/4/2014 | Schlosser making strong case for bullpen spot
When Spring Training began, Gus Schlosser was not considered one of the favorites in the competition for a spot in the bullpen. But with his first two Grapefruit League appearances, he has established himself as a legitimate candidate.
3/4/2014 | Hursh feeling at home in first big league camp
Less than a year removed from his days at Oklahoma State, Jason Hursh has spent the early portion of his first Major League Spring Training making the Braves feel good about taking him in the first round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
3/4/2014 | Gosselin takes advantage of Nats' experiment
With the bases loaded, one out and the score tied, Nationals manager Matt Williams opted to move his right fielder to serve as an extra infielder. Phil Gosselin took advantage by sending an elevated 2-2 sinker to an abandoned right field for a bases-clearing, game-winning triple.
3/3/2014 | In rare jam, Kimbrel escapes with Heyward's help
Instead of producing another of his ho-hum perfect innings filled with strikeouts, Craig Kimbrel took advantage of the opportunity to escape a bases-loaded threat he created during the fifth inning of Monday's 6-2 loss to the Mets at Champion Stadium.
3/3/2014 | It's Majors or retirement for veteran righty Garcia
Instead of simply attempting to prepare for the upcoming season like he did during most of the Spring Trainings he has experienced during his long career, Freddy Garcia realizes he is potentially competing for his career every time he steps on the mound during this year's Grapefruit League season.
3/3/2014 | Minor to throw off mound; Floyd to throw live BP
Before traveling to Clearwater for Wednesday afternoon's game, Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell will have a chance to get a better feel for where Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd stand in their attempts to regain the strength necessary to join Atlanta's starting rotation.
3/3/2014 | All goes normal for Graham in return to hill
Instead of reacting to the fact J.R. Graham had just allowed three hits within a span of five batters on Friday, Fredi Gonzalez was simply happy to see that the highly regarded right-handed pitching prospect had returned to the mound for the first time since right shoulder soreness sidelined him in May.
3/3/2014 | Garcia keeps up his perfect spring for Braves
Freddy Garcia tossed three perfect innings, but the Braves lost, 6-2, to the Mets on Monday at Champion Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Braves believe next wave of talent is on its way
MLB Pipeline checks in from the Braves' Spring Training camp and unveils the team's Top 20 Prospects for 2014.
3/3/2014 | How do Braves' top prospects fit Atlanta's needs?
MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at the the short- and long-term needs of the Braves and illustrates how the club's prospects fit in both scenarios.
3/2/2014 | Wood's competitive fire impresses Braves
As Braves bench coach Carlos Tosca served as the manager for a split-squad club that battled the Tigers to a scoreless 10-inning tie on Sunday afternoon at Champion Stadium, he watched Alex Wood cruise through his first start of the Grapefruit League season with the same determination that he showed during last year's successful rookie season.
3/2/2014 | Freeman getting in the spring groove
With two hits in the three at-bats in Sunday afternoon's 10-inning scoreless tie against the Tigers, Freddie Freeman raised his batting average to .500 (5-for-10).
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