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Chipper Jones to Retire at the End of Season
March 22nd, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Chipper Jones, third baseman for the Atlanta Braves, announced today that he will retire once the 2012 season has ended. Jones, who is coming up on his 40th birthday, has played the 18 seasons of his professional career with the Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Jones had hinted at retirement in 2010 after he sustained...

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...

Arodys Vizcaino to Visit Dr. James Andrews
March 15th, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino managed to avoid Tommy John surgery for a partially torn tendon in his elbow in 2010, but he has an appointment on Monday with one of the most dreaded and feared men in all of baseball, Dr. James Andrews. Vizcaino has not thrown since feeling discomfort...

Tim Hudson Gets Back to Work After Being Cleared to Throw
March 15th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
After being cleared to throw on Tuesday, Tim Hudson returned to the Atlanta Braves and threw his first bullpen of Spring Training on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** "I'm ready to go," Hudson said. "The back is not a concern to me. I've just got to start getting my arm, legs and everything else ready...

Chipper Jones: Retirement Comments Taken Out of Context
March 13th, 2012 at 8:56 PM
It was widely reported yesterday (Though not on Braves 101; that was our fault) that Chipper Jones had said he may not make it through tomorrow with the Atlanta Braves. He clarified on Tuesday that those comments were meant in jest. ***PHOTO1***   “Tomorrow might be my last day,” Jones told ajc.com. “I...

Tim Hudson Throws Light Bullpen, Targets May 1 Return
March 11th, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Tim Hudson went through a light bullpen session on Sunday and is optimistic that he can return to the Atlanta Braves by May 1 "at the latest," Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** The light bullpen session meant that the catcher never even went into a squat, and Hudson will fly back to Atlanta...

Arodys Vizcaino Sidelined with Elbow Inflammation
March 11th, 2012 at 3:37 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino had a Tommy John scare in 2010; he is now hoping his latest incident is only a scare after developing pain in his throwing elbow. ***PHOTO1*** The 21-year-old has not pitched since experiencing pain in his elbow March 3 against the Detroit Tigers. An MRI a few days...

Tommy Hanson Schedule to Make Spring Debut Sunday
March 9th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
After sustaining a Grade 1 concussion in a one-car accident on Feb. 20, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson will finally make his first Spring Training start on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays in a split-squad game. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson threw his first live batting practice on Tuesday, and Fredi Gonzalez said...

Chipper Jones Scratched from Lineup, Freddie Freeman Breaks Car Window During BP
March 5th, 2012 at 8:41 PM
Atlanta Braves fans have nothing to worry about with Chipper Jones, Fredi Gonzalez insists, even though he was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore leg. ***PHOTO1*** Gonzalez said that Jones is just being eased into things during Spring Training, especially with the fact that he will turn 40 soon. The whole...

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...

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...

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...