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Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado Have Ugly Outings Against Detroit Tigers
March 4th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Everyone already knew the Detroit Tigers had power throughout their lineup, but no one envisioned them cranking nine home runs, including seven against Atlanta Braves prospects Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Teheran entered in the second inning and allowed six home runs in the first inning alone, topping the...

Mike Minor Looks Strong, but Atlanta Braves Shutout by Detroit Tigers in Spring Opener
March 4th, 2012 at 8:11 AM
Mike Minor threw two scoreless innings for the Atlanta Braves in their Grapefruit League opener against the Detroit Tigers, but the Braves were held hitless until the eighth inning and were shutout 2-0. ***PHOTO1*** In 14 pitches, Minor struck out the side in the first inning by carving up Austin Jackson, Brennan...

Freddie Freeman “Pleased” After Batting Practice Session
March 3rd, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Freddie Freeman was out to prove to the Atlanta Braves that his right knee was not bothering him on Saturday as he took some aggressive cuts in batting practice at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex before their Grapefruit League opener. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves are being understandably cautious with Freeman, who...

Freddie Freeman Has No Issues with Injured Knee
March 2nd, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Freddie Freeman may be out up to two weeks with his subluxed patella, but the Atlanta Braves first baseman had no problems jogging around the main field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman wore a knee brace and was only supposed to walk around the field a couple of...

Predict Atlanta Braves Spring Training Batting Average Leader, Win Tickets to Opening Day
March 2nd, 2012 at 3:22 PM
How would you like to be sitting comfortably in Turner Field on April 13th as the Atlanta Braves take on the Boston Brewers in their home opener? More importantly, how would you like to be there for free? Sports Media 101 and TiqIQ have partnered to bring you a contest that...

Chipper Jones Happy His Career not Tainted by Performance Enhancing Drugs
March 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Unfortunately for Chipper Jones, he has played the majority of his career during the steroid era. Therefore, there will always be some suspicion surrounding his numbers (or any other player's numbers from that era). To Jones' credit, however, his name has never been linked to any of the steroid reports...

Mike Minor to Start Saturday’s Grapefruit League Opener
February 29th, 2012 at 9:42 PM
When the Atlanta Braves take the field on Saturday, February 3 against the Detroit Tigers in the Spring Training opener, an unlikely face will take the mound. Braves coach Fredi Gonzalez announced that Mike Minor, a spot starter for the past two seasons, will be given the start to open the...

Freddie Freeman Feels Better About Injured Knee
February 29th, 2012 at 9:16 PM
Freddie Freeman may have scared Atlanta Braves fans Tuesday when he injured his right knee, but he was hobbling around the clubhouse unaided Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** Freeman said he felt his kneecap momentarily pop out of place digging a throw in the dirt on Tuesday. He was then diagnosed with a subplexed right...

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...

Kris Medlen Satisfied with Role in Atlanta Braves Bullpen
February 25th, 2012 at 12:31 AM
In all likelihood, Kris Medlen will start the 2012 season as a member of the Atlanta Braves bullpen. While that is not the role he prefers, he fully accepts the job. ***PHOTO1*** "I think I'm more of a security blanket in case 14 injuries [to starting pitchers] happen," Medlen said. "I keep...

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...

Michael Bourn not Concerned About Contract, Just Focused on Season
February 23rd, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Atlanta Braves' center fielder Michael Bourn reported to spring training on Wednesday with a contract extension far from his mind. ***PHOTO1*** With Bourn set to become a free agent after the 2012 season, it is not unreasonable to wonder if his upcoming contract is in the back of his mind. Bourn put...

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...