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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...