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Freddie Freeman Out up to Two Weeks with Hurt Knee
February 29th, 2012 at 12:23 AM
The Atlanta Braves may have a healthy Jair Jurjens, but they cannot seem to get away from weird injuries this Spring Training. After Tommy Hanson's run-in with his steering wheel last week, Freddie Freeman has injured his knee during Tuesday's workout while working on pick-off plays. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman's kneecap decided to to...

Tommy Hanson Strong in Last Workout, Should Return Tuesday
February 28th, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Tommy Hanson was able to push himself more in conditioning drills Monday and should be cleared to return to Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** "Everything felt really good," Hanson said. "I felt really strong and no headaches. So I'm good. ... The sooner I get out there, the...

Jair Jurrjens Working Out Without Knee Pain
February 28th, 2012 at 8:23 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens has worked out for the first week of Spring Training without the knee pain that has plagued him for the last two seasons. ***PHOTO1*** Braves.com reports that Jurrjens' lack of pain is due to knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman fitting him with a brace that helps...

Tommy Hanson Returns to Field After Auto Accident
February 26th, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson returned to the field Sunday after last he was in a one-car accident last Monday. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson, who has been out with a mild concussion after he blew out a tire on the way to Spring Training, did some light throwing at Champion Stadium while supervised...

Mike Minor Clarifies “Trade” Request Quote
February 24th, 2012 at 9:02 PM
Atlanta Braves lefty Mike Minor made sure his teammates and manager did not think he was trying to work his way out of town on Friday, clarifying statements he made to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** The AJC quoted Minor on Thursday as saying, "If they don't have room for me here,...

Tommy Hanson Rides Stationary Bike as Concussion Symptoms Subside
February 24th, 2012 at 8:54 PM
Tommy Hanson rode a stationary bike for about 10 minutes and said he felt fine on Friday, Mark Bowman reports. ***PHOTO1*** Fredi Gonzalez said Hanson's activity levels will gradually increase over the next few days, but it will still probably be Monday when Hanson returns to the field. Bowman also reports that while...

Jack Wilson Strains Calf, Out 4-6 Weeks
February 24th, 2012 at 7:50 PM
Atlanta Braves shortstop Jack Wilson will be out four to six weeks and will likely miss the first two weeks of the regular season after he strained his calf while working out with Tyler Pastornicky in California. ***PHOTO1*** Wilson, who was using crutches Friday at camp in Florida, strained his calf while...

Randall Delgado, Julio Teheran not Options for Bullpen
February 23rd, 2012 at 8:18 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said a few weeks ago that pitching prospects Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran could begin the season in the bullpen. He has changed his tune on that statement. ***PHOTO1*** Gonzalez said the pitchers need to be starting somewhere, whether it was on the big league club or...

Jose Constanza to Compete for Final Bench Spot
February 23rd, 2012 at 7:57 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told mlb.com yesterday that Jose Constanza will contend for the final bench spot in Spring Training. ***PHOTO1*** Constanza's speed would give the Braves a legitimate backup to Michael Bourn in center field. "He did enough last year that he deserves to get not [just] a look, but an opportunity,”...

Javy Lopez in Spring Training as Instructor
February 23rd, 2012 at 12:11 AM
An old, familiar face to Atlanta Braves fans has been walking around Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the home of the Braves' Spring Training complex. It belongs to Javy Lopez, and he is working for the club as an instructor. It may have been eight years since Lopez played behind the plate...

Tommy Hanson Diagnosed with Mild Concussion
February 21st, 2012 at 7:46 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after his one-car accident on Monday. He is not expected to miss much time. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson was diagnosed with a Grade 1 concussion, the least severe possible, and will be evaluated after resting for 48 hours. He will ease...

Kris Medlen Likely to Start Season in Bullpen
February 20th, 2012 at 8:28 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday that Kris Medlen will be worked like a starting pitcher this spring, but that he will likely start the season in the bullpen. ***PHOTO1*** Gonzalez said that though Medlen prefers to start, his versatility and ability to pitch in long relief will garner him a...

Jason Heyward Looks to Rebound in 2012
February 19th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
Jason Heyward may have struggled in his second year in the big leagues, but the Atlanta Braves right fielder has worked hard over the offseason to put that all behind him. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward stayed late on the main field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex after his teammates had left...

Tim Hudson, Peter Moylan Showing Patience in Rehab
February 19th, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Atlanta Braves pitchers Tim Hudson and Peter Moylan are both attempting to return from surgeries within the past few months, but neither will be rushing onto the field. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson, who finally underwent a spinal fusion surgery on Nov. 28 that he had been putting off, reported to Spring Training with the...

Motivated Players Arrive at Spring Training Early for Atlanta Braves
February 18th, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Ready to put their September 2011 collapse behind them, several Atlanta Braves players showed up to Spring Training nearly a week early on Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** Although pitchers and catchers report tomorrow and positiona players have until Friday to get to the Braves' Spring Training facility at the ESPN Wide World of Sports...

Atlanta Braves Sign 14 Players to Minor League Contracts
November 24th, 2011 at 6:08 PM
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves announce the signing of 14 minor leaguers, including 11 of those players that have been invited to attend spring training. Of those 11 invited among the non-rosters invitees, six players saw time in the major leagues in 2011. Veteran minor leaguer J. C. Boscan was among those...

Atlanta Braves Release Spring Training Schedule, Will End Exhibition Season Against Triple-A Gwinnett
November 15th, 2011 at 11:22 PM
The Atlanta Braves released their Spring Training schedule Tuesday, and they will end their 2012 exhibition games with a twist. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves' Spring Training games begin March 3 at home against the Detroit Tigers. The Braves will once again play 18 Grapefruit League games at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex,...