3/16/2014 | McCann says Teheran 'turning into an ace'
With Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy facing the likelihood of season-ending Tommy John surgery, the Braves' need for Julio Teheran to perform like a No. 1 starter was only intensified. The good news, according to his former catcher, is that he looks ready for that top billing.
3/16/2014 | Freeman, Doumit exit with bruised fingers
A pair of bruised fingers forced Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and catcher Ryan Doumit to exit Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Yankees, but the club is hopeful that neither injury is serious.
3/16/2014 | Pastornicky cleared to return, plays in Minors game
Braves infielder Tyler Pastornicky was cleared for game action Saturday and got back on the field for the first time Sunday, playing four innings at second base and taking four at-bats in a Minor League game.
3/16/2014 | Fredi, Braves impressed with Yanks' Tanaka
The Braves got their first look Sunday at right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, the much-hyped Japanese right-hander the Yankees signed this offseason, and came away impressed. This guy's pitched on some big stages, and I think he's going to be on the big stage in New York," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I don't think he's going to have any problem."
3/16/2014 | McCann relishes first reunion with Braves
Brian McCann hadn't really been thinking at all about what Sunday would be like. He didn't circle March 16 on his calendar. As of a few days ago, he figured he'd be in Panama with that half of the Yankees' roster. But at some point Saturday night, he realized he'd get to take part in a reunion Sunday and couldn't hide his excitement.
3/16/2014 | Teheran turns in strong performance against Yanks
Right-handers Masahiro Tanaka and Julio Teheran turned in strong starting pitching performances as expected, before a six-run fifth inning pushed the Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Braves on Sunday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/15/2014 | Infielder Greene may begin season in Atlanta
With Tyler Pastornicky's surgically-repaired left knee still not strong enough for him to play in Grapefruit League games, Tyler Greene has emerged as a favorite to open the season on Atlanta's roster.
3/15/2014 | Final bullpen spots up in air due to injuries
With Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy seemingly destined to undergo season-ending elbow surgery, the Braves have obviously been forced to alter their rotation plans. But these injuries have also made it harder to project who might fill the final available spots in the bullpen.
3/15/2014 | Braves proceed with caution as Minor recovers
Mike Minor is ready to accelerate his preparations as he aims to join Atlanta's starting rotation by the end of the regular season's second week. But given what they have experienced with Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy this week, the Braves are maintaining a cautious approach with Minor.
3/15/2014 | Schafer capitalizes on start in Braves' loss
The Braves' offense couldn't manage to get going in their 6-2 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, but Jordan Schafer took advantage of his start in center by going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
3/14/2014 | Hale could provide stability to Braves' rotation
David Hale will not replace the value Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy were projected to provide before suffering what appears to be season-ending elbow injuries this week. But with his strong four-inning performance in Friday's win over the Rays, Hale gave the Braves more reason to believe he can provide some stability to their rotation.
3/14/2014 | Terdoslavich working to make up for rough start
Despite spending last year's final three months at the big league level, Joey Terdoslavich finds himself once again fighting for an Opening Day roster spot. The versatile switch-hitter's bid was weakened as he recorded just two hits in his first 22 at-bats during the spring season.
3/14/2014 | Upton, eyeing return to form, visits with Rays 'family'
B.J. Upton, looking for a return to form in 2014, visited with his former teammates and manager when the Rays visited the Braves on Friday.
3/14/2014 | Hale's outing gives Braves reason for confidence
David Hale tossed four strong innings and Joey Terdoslavich homered and posted three RBIs as the Braves completed a 6-1 win over the Rays on Friday afternoon at Champion Stadium.
3/14/2014 | Prospects Graham, Hursh, Lipka among 16 cuts
Highly-regarded pitching prospect J.R. Graham and two former first-round selections -- right-handed pitcher Jason Hursh and outfielder Matt Lipka -- were among the players sent to Minor League camp when the Braves made their first round of cuts on Friday morning.
3/14/2014 | Beachy, like Medlen, may have second Tommy John
Two days after Kris Medlen confirmed that he is likely destined to undergo a second Tommy John surgery, Brandon Beachy indicated he is prepared to realize the same fate.
3/13/2014 | Simmons given rare start at DH for Braves
When the Braves took the field for the bottom half of the first inning of Thursday afternoon's game, Andrelton Simmons didn't know what to do: He was penciled in at designated hitter, a position he said he hadn't played in at least two years.
3/13/2014 | Gattis gets test going two straight behind the dish
Evan Gattis took a step forward in his new role as the starting catcher during the Braves' two-day swing at Roger Dean Stadium. Gattis caught back-to-back games for the first time this spring.
3/13/2014 | Seeking spot with Braves, Greene praises Cards
Thursday marked a homecoming for non-roster invitee Tyler Greene, who at one time developed in the Cardinals' Minor League system before joining the Braves' organization and landing a non-roster invitation to spring camp.
3/13/2014 | Veteran Garcia ready to step up for Braves
Much has changed in a week for both the Braves and veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia, who will likely be a member of the rotation after a slew of injuries to Atlanta's starting pitchers.
3/13/2014 | Braves' pitching endures bumps vs. Cardinals
The Braves' four-game winning streak was snapped Thursday, when they lost, 11-0, to the Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. Much of the damage came in a seven-run sixth inning, when Cory Gearrin and Mark Lamm pitched.
3/12/2014 | Wood knows he has a lot to live up to in second year
As Alex Wood prepares to serve as an integral part of Atlanta's rotation, he realizes fans and critics will not give him as much leeway as he received last year when he was a successful rookie experiencing his first full season at the professional level.
3/12/2014 | Braves chairman: 'We're in a winning mode'
Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk did not waver when team president John Schuerholz called Monday to request that the club's payroll be expanded enough to account for the sudden need to pursue free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana.
3/12/2014 | Freeman homers early in Atlanta's walk-off win
Elmer Reyes' one-out, ninth-inning single off Robert Benincasa allowed the Braves to celebrate a 3-2 walk-off win over the Nationals on Wednesday afternoon at Champion Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Gattis hits first spring homer in win over Marlins
Henderson Alvarez made a mistake, and Evan Gattis made him pay. Gattis' fourth-inning home run helped the Braves edge the Marlins, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
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