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Atlanta Braves Clubhouse Takes More Reserved Tone
February 16th, 2013 at 7:44 PM
It's not secret that the 2013 Atlanta Braves have a lot of new faces, so the clubhouse culture has naturally shifted, Dave O'Brien reports, to a much more reserved tone. With the retirement of Chipper Jones, trade of Martin Prado and departure of Peter Moylan, Eric Hinske and David Ross via...

Dan Uggla Gets Chipper Jones’ Old Spring Training Locker
February 16th, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Dan Uggla has moved into Chipper Jones' old locker at the Atlanta Braves Spring Training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Dave O'Brien reports. Uggla said he often felt lost or isolated in his old locker, which was only around eight feet away but just on the other side of a door to...

Chipper Jones a No-show at Atlanta Braves Camp
February 15th, 2013 at 5:31 PM
The fact that Chipper Jones is not at Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves yet shouldn't be surprising with the fact that he's finally retired, but had been expected to come and throw around a few pointers, only to not show up the first day of camp, braves.com reports. Alas, it...

Jose Constanza Having Visa Problems in Dominican Republic
February 15th, 2013 at 8:35 AM
Due to a difficult political situation in the Dominican Republic, Jose Constanza was still in the Caribbean country as opposed to report to Spring Training as of Thursday afternoon, braves.com reports. Dave O'Brien tweets that "things are different" in the Domincan Republic, implying the situation is not Constanza's fault. Out of the...

Fredi Gonzalez Unhappy with Jordan Schafer, Tyler Pastornicky
February 14th, 2013 at 7:56 AM
Arriving to Spring Training at least a day or two early has essentially become the culture in the Major Leagues, particularly with the Atlanta Braves. So when Jordan Schafer and Tyler Pastornicky hadn't arrived on Wednesday with the Braves starting full squad workouts Thursday, manager Fredi Gonzalez made sure he...

Jason Heyward Poised to Lead Atlanta Braves in 2013
February 13th, 2013 at 9:09 AM
With Brian McCann likely out for the first two weeks of the season, Jason Heyward will be the longest tenured position player for the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day. Particularly with Chipper Jones' retirement and the fact that Martin Prado, Eric Hinske and David Ross are no longer in Atlanta, that...

Uptons Arrive at Spring Training, Take Batting Practice
February 12th, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Atlanta Braves new acquisitions Justin Upton and B.J. Upton arrived at Spring Training in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Tuesday. There they got to meet their new team, get acquainted with their new surroundings and took batting practice with Jason Heyward. B.J. Upton arrives in the first year of a franchise record...

Three Atlanta Braves Pitchers Stuck in Domincan Republic with Visa Issues
February 12th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Spring Training usually holds an air of excitement for players entering a new year of opportunity, but for three Atlanta Braves pitchers, it has come with nothing but frustration. Three minor leaguers in Wilfrin Obispo, Yohan Flande and Juan Jamie are still stuck in the Domincan Republic due to issues with...

Atlanta Braves Enter Spring Training with Some Questions About Pitching Staff and Health of Brian McCann
February 11th, 2013 at 3:52 PM
Pitchers and catchers from the Atlanta Braves reported to their first day of spring training in Lake Buena Vista, Florida The Braves have their rotation nearly set. With Brandon Beachy out until at least late June with Tommy John surgery, the rotation currently features Tim Hudson, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and Paul Maholm. Julio Teheran...

Chipper Jones to Spend Time at Atlanta Braves Spring Training
February 9th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be at Spring Training this season after all, as a guest, Mark Bowman reports. The Braves officially report to camp in Kissimmee, Fla., on Feb. 14, and Chipper, by team request, will spend five days at Spring Training starting Feb. 15. Instead of...

Atlanta Braves Early Arrivals Complete First Spring Training Workout
February 6th, 2013 at 10:46 PM
With the World Baseball Classic pushing up the start of Spring Training, the Atlanta Braves saw their first early arrivals complete their first workout of the new season. Though it's not clear how many Braves are at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla., but an obvious sense of...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Juan Francisco from Cincinnati Reds in Exchange for J.J. Hoover
April 1st, 2012 at 7:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired power hitting third base prospect Juan Francisco from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league pitcher J.J. Hoover on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco, 24, has spent seven years in the Reds system and has hit .284 his in 81 Major League games. Though Francisco made the Reds' Opening Day...

Tommy Hanson Named Opening Day Starter, First Four Starting Rotation Spots Set
April 1st, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Tommy Hanson had to wade through missing the last two months of last season with a shoulder injury, and his Spring Training got off to a late start when he sustained a concussion in a car wreck on the way to reporting, but that did not stop him from being...

Atlanta Braves Trade Jairo Asencio to Cleveland Indians
March 30th, 2012 at 12:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves provided a better look at what their bullpen will look like in 2012 on Thursday when they traded Jairo Asencio to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. The trade now makes right-hander Cory Gearrin and left-hander Yohan Flande the most likely candidates for the last two bullpen spots. Asencio had...

Chipper Jones Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery
March 26th, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Chipper Jones had successful arthroscopic knee surgery Monday to repair the torn miniscus in his left knee. He hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves by their opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 13. ***PHOTO1*** "Historically, Chipper has taken 16-18 days to get back from these injuries," general manager Frank Wren said...

Chipper Jones to Have Knee Surgery, Will Miss Opening Day
March 24th, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Chipper Jones just seems to stay in the headlines recently. After announcing his retirement on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves have now announced that Jones will have surgery to repair a torn left meniscus on Monday and will start the year on the disabled list. ***PHOTO1*** Jones underwent the same operation last year...

Watch Video of Chipper Jones Retirement Announcement
March 24th, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones couldn't quite keep it together when he made his retirement announcement Thursday. "I've been thinking about retiring for quite some time," Jones said as he fought back tears. "And I probably have to say the number one reason that I didn't was because of [my...

Arodys Vizcaino Out for 2012 After Tommy John Surgery
March 20th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
Arodys Vizcaino somehow managed to avoid Tommy John surgery when he partially tore his ulnar collateral ligament in 2010. The Atlanta Braves reliever was not so fortunate this time; he underwent the procedure Tuesday at the hands of Dr. James Andrews and will miss the entire 2012 season. Vizcaino, ranked the...

Atlanta Braves Starting Shortstop Spot Still not Filled
March 19th, 2012 at 11:07 PM
The Atlanta Braves may have penciled in Tyler Pastornicky to start at shortstop this season, but Andrelton Simmons and his slick defensive play has turned some heads and produced a chance that he could take the job. Simmons has caused many to wonder if having a primarily plus-defender at shortstop would...

Jason Heyward Lifts Atlanta Braves Over Houston Astros with Grand Slam
March 17th, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Jason Heyward is showing signs of his 2010 self again, most recently Friday night when his grand slam was the difference as the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 9-5. ***PHOTO1*** Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez retired the first two batters of the game, but the Braves strung together five two-out hits en...