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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...

Atlanta Braves to Bring Back Organist for 2013 Season
March 18th, 2013 at 8:35 AM
The Atlanta Braves will bring back organist Matthew Kaminski for the 2013 season, according to a tweet sent out by Kaminski's @bravesorganist handle. ***PHOTO1*** Kaminski is unsure of how much he will play in favor of the "crappy pop-country at inhuman decibels" because the Braves essentially eliminated his performance at games during...

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....

Jose Constanza Arrives at Atlanta Braves Camp, May not Make Roster
March 15th, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Jose Constanza has finally arrived at Atlanta Braves camp a month after everyone else, and he is in legitimate danger of not making the big league roster. Constanza didn't receive his visa from the Domincan Republic until last week because of new, stricter policies put in place by the Caribbean nation....

Kris Medlen Leaves Game Early After Being Hit by Comebacker
March 14th, 2013 at 8:59 AM
The Atlanta Braves got quite a scare Wednesday afternoon in their Grapefruit League win over the Miami Marlins when Kris Medlen left the game after being hit by a line drive. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Medlen will make his next scheduled start. With two down in the fifth inning, former Brave Casey...

Eric O’Flaherty Painless in Live Batting Practice Session
March 10th, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty moved a step closer to making his 2013 Grapefruit League debut Sunday when he  threw a five-minute live batting practice session with no pain in his groin. O'Flaherty strained his left groin during the first week of Spring Training, causing him to miss all game action...

Team USA Drops World Baseball Classic Opener to Mexico
March 9th, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Team USA came out flat in its World Baseball Classic debut at Chase Field Friday night against Mexico. R.A. Dickey gave up four runs in the 5-2 loss. Dickey's famous knuckleball was flat in the strike zone, giving up four runs on six hits in four innings. Adrian Gonzalez particularly plagued...

Jordan Walden Has Bulging Disc, Eric O’Flaherty Nearly Recovered
March 8th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
The Atlanta Braves have shut down Eric O'Flaherty and Jordan Walden the last couple of weeks and will continue to monitor them for the foreseeable future as they recover from back and groin problems that have plagued them all spring. O'Flaherty pulled his groin nearly a month ago when he only had...

With Jose Constanza Absent from Atlanta Braves, Jordan Schafer Making Strong Case for Last Bench Spot
March 7th, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Jordan Schafer very well could claim the final bench spot when the Atlanta Braves begin their 2013 season. He's turned out nothing but a strong performance so far, and Jose Constanza is still stuck in the Domincan Republic, making it almost a sure thing at this point. Schafer walked twice, doubled and...

Dan Uggla Hit in Neck by Pitch
March 6th, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Dan Uggla just saw his Spring Training get a little worse Tuesday afternoon. The Atlanta Braves second baseman was hit in the neck by a fastball thrown by New York Yankees pitching prospect Branden Pinder in the sixth inning of the Braves' 2-0 win. Uggla managed to stay on his feet...

Dan Uggla Must Step up Production for Atlanta Braves
March 5th, 2013 at 8:56 AM
The Atlanta Braves must send a very clear message this year: Dan Uggla cannot have another year like his 2011 and 2012 seasons. He doesn't even need to replicate his 2010 season in which he hit .287; he just needs to be consistent. The warning signs should be going off in...

Atlanta Braves Revenue Increases $17 Million in 2012
March 4th, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Liberty Media, owner of the Atlanta Braves since 2007, reported that the Braves' revenue increased by $17 million in 2012. The Braves had revenue of $225 million and adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization of $22 million in 2012, an 8% increase from 2011. The Braves had revenue of $208...