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Atlanta Braves Spring Training Tickets on Sale This Monday
November 27th, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Make plans now to experience the magic of Spring Training and watch teams from around the Grapefruit League take on the National League East Champion Atlanta Braves.   Tickets to all 2014 Braves Spring Training home games go on sale Monday, December 2 at 10AM. The Braves are scheduled to play a total...

Atlanta Braves Have High Hopes for Young Pitching Prospect J.R. Graham
October 25th, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Atlanta Braves pitching prospect J. R. Graham, a starter who ranks second behind only Lucas Sims among the organization's top young talent, is progressing nicely through rehabilitation and should be ready to compete for a job on their rotation in the spring. The 23 year-old Graham injured his right throwing shoulder...

Atlanta Braves to Continue Spring Training Tradition with Game in Rome
August 14th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
The Atlanta Braves have finished their exhibition season the last couple of years with games against their top prospects at their minor league parks. In 2014, that will happen at Single-A Rome's stadium in northwest Georgia on March 29, Dave O'Brien reports. After closing Spring Training in Gwinnett in 2011 and...

World Baseball Classic May Have Helped Andrelton Simmons’ Performance
March 29th, 2013 at 8:53 AM
Teams freaked out when Hanely Ramirez and David Wright were injured at the World Baseball Classic, but the Atlanta Braves may want to try sending more players after the production Andrelton Simmons has had going into the regular season. If anything, playing for the Netherlands in the WBC did Simmons a...

Gerald Laird Confident in Opening Day Readiness After Calf Strain
March 28th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
The Atlanta Braves understandably eased Gerald Laird back into playing regularly since he strained his left calf going into second base on March 2. After starting at catcher for the second day in a row, Laird is confident about that he will be ready for Opening Day. And Laird isn't just...

Evan Gattis Makes Atlanta Braves 25-Man Roster
March 27th, 2013 at 3:54 PM
It took a roundabout road to get him there, but Evan Gattis has officially broken into the Major Leagues with the Atlanta Braves, making his first big league team at the age of 26. He will backup Gerald Laird at catcher until Brian McCann returns in late April. Though Fredi Gonzalez...

Jordan Schafer Makes Roster, Atlanta Braves Send Tyler Pastornicky and Jose Constanza to Minors
March 26th, 2013 at 10:08 PM
All the work Jordan Schafer put in over Spring Training has paid off, as he is now in position to make the 25-man roster after the Atlanta Braves optioned Jose Constanza and Tyler Pastornicky to the minors. Schafer hasn't exactly been lights out this spring with just a .237 average, but...

Jonny Venters to Go on Disabled List with Sprained Elbow
March 26th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves are holding their breath after Jonny Venters was removed from Tuesday's game with the Detroit Tigers with a sprained elbow, ajc.com reports. He is likely to start the season on the disabled list. Venters faced five batters in the sixth inning while in his first Major League appearance...

Atlanta Braves Send Joey Terdoslavich and Christian Bethancourt to Minor League Camp
March 25th, 2013 at 8:37 PM
Although each of them are considered imminent Atlanta Braves, the club gave them a "not yet" answer for this season, and they sent Joey Terdoslavich and Christian Bethancourt, among others, to minor league camp. Terdoslavich, who was once regarded as Chipper Jones' replacement before committing 22 in his first 50 games...

Dan Uggla Suddenly Swings Hot Bat for Atlanta Braves
March 25th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Yes, it's only Spring Training, but Dan Uggla, despite being terrible for the first month of Spring Training, is now actually hitting the ball very well for the Atlanta Braves. Uggla was hitting .130 with 12 strikeouts in 23 at-bats on March 5 in a continuation of his dreadful 2012 season...

Gerald Laird to Pick up Pace in Calf Strain Recovery
March 24th, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird should play Monday or Tuesday as he eases back into the lineup while recovering from a strained calf, ajc.com reports. While battling the injury, Laird has only appeared in 10 games during Spring Training while going 2-for-20 with seven strikeouts. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Laird should...

Atlanta Braves Send Sean Gilmartin, Wirfin Obispo to Minor League Camp
March 24th, 2013 at 5:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves re-assigned pitchers Sean Gilmartin and Wirfin Obispo to minor league camp on Sunday. Gilmartin, the fifth ranked Braves prospect, was the Braves' first round pick in the 2011 draft and had a rough spring. Over four Grapefruit League starts, Gilmartin gave up 11 runs on 22 hits in...

Brian McCann Likely Out Most of April
March 23rd, 2013 at 8:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves will be without Brian McCann a little longer than they originally expected, as general manager Frank Wren told braves.com that he will not be cleared to start a minor league rehab assignment before April 16. The new timetable makes it reasonable to believe that the club will be...

Julio Teheran Throws Six Hitless Innings, Dan Uggla Homers in Atlanta Braves Win
March 23rd, 2013 at 5:48 PM
Julio Teheran further showed that he deserves a spot in the Atlanta Braves rotation Saturday afternoon by throwing six hitless innings against the Houston Astros in a 3-2 win. Dan Uggla also hit his first home run in almost three weeks. Teheran mowed through the Astros lineup with 10 strikeouts and...

Juan Francisco, Chris Johnson to Platoon at Third Base for Atlanta Braves
March 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 AM
With both Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson raking during Spring Training, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has decided what most people expected - that the pair will start the 2013 season as a platoon at third base. "I think both of those guys are playing such great baseball," Gonzalez said on...

Jordan Walden Does not Complain of Pain in First Appearance for Atlanta Braves in a Month
March 21st, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Reliever Jordan Walden made just his second appearance in Spring Training on Wednesday when he threw a pain-free inning in the Atlanta Braves' 18-9 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hadn't pitched in a game since Feb. 23 due to a bulging disc in his back. Walden, who received an epidural...

Andrelton Simmons Silences Critics with World Baseball Classic Performance
March 20th, 2013 at 6:49 PM
Though many doubted whether Andrelton Simmons would be capable of fulfilling his new duties as lead-off man for the Atlanta Braves, the young shortstop is silencing his critics in a big way after a productive performance at the World Baseball Classic and a big day at the plate in his...

Dan Uggla Still not Producing for Atlanta Braves in Spring Training
March 19th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
If this keeps up, Dan Uggla may become the Atlanta Braves' highest paid bench player. In a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in which nine Braves recorded hits and six players had multiple hits, Uggla was saddled with an 0-for-4 line with two strikeouts. Granted, Kris Medlen had an ugly...

Atlanta Braves Prospects Set Examples in Hosiery Ettiquette
March 18th, 2013 at 9:05 PM
Atlanta Braves pitching prospects J.R. Graham and Sean Gilmartin may start the season in the minor leagues, but that didn't stop them from displaying some truly great hosiery at Spring Training in Lake Buena Vista on the @braves Twitter feed. ***PHOTO1*** In an age where the game is dominated by pants styled...

Julio Teheran Strong in Sunday Start, Likely to Be on Atlanta Braves Opening Day Roster
March 17th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Julio Teheran made yet another statement to take the fifth spot in the Atlanta Braves rotation Sunday when he turned out six strong innings of work against the New York Mets in the Braves 2-1 win. Teheran struck out seven and walked two while giving up a run on three hits....