3/9/2014 | Reliever Vasquez rusty in debut with Braves
As he made his much-anticipated Grapefruit League season debut in Sunday afternoon's loss to the Mets, Braves right-handed reliever Luis Vasquez did not live up to the hype that was generated from the tales of what he did over the past few months in the Dominican Winter League.
3/9/2014 | Wright expects friend B.J. Upton to bounce back
Mets third baseman David Wright was somewhat conflicted as he watched B.J. Upton struggle throughout last season. Along with having compassion, Wright also had to account for the fact that his childhood friend was now playing for the division-rival Braves.
3/9/2014 | Braves lose Medlen to injury in loss to Mets
Kris Medlen exited due to a right forearm strain in the fourth inning, and the Braves lost, 8-2, to the Mets on Sunday at Tradition Field.
3/9/2014 | Medlen exits start due to right forearm strain
Braves right-hander Kris Medlen walked directly toward the dugout after throwing a pitch during the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon's game against the Mets at Tradition Field. The Braves announced that Medlen has a right forearm strain.
3/8/2014 | Heyward, J-Up dazzle at the dish for Braves
Jason Heyward and Justin Upton both had productive afternoons at the plate in the Braves' 6-6 tie with the Marlins in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Saturday.
3/8/2014 | After start, Garcia tends to wife in labor
Freddy Garcia was not able to stick around to discuss his struggles on Saturday against the Marlins. But an explanation was provided when the Braves revealed the 37-year-old veteran had immediately left Champion Stadium after his start to be with his wife, who was in labor at a Miami-area hospital.
3/8/2014 | Back strain no longer bothering Braves' Laird
While handling the DH duties in Saturday's game, Gerald Laird further distanced himself from the discomfort of straining his lower back on Feb. 27 in the first inning of his Grapefruit League season debut.
3/8/2014 | Kennelly emerges as Braves' best golfer
After John Smoltz ended his long reign, Derek Lowe briefly took the honor of being the best golfer in the Braves' organization. Now it appears that distinction belongs to Minor League catcher Matt Kennelly, whose father is a pro golfing instructor in Australia.
3/8/2014 | Simmons leads early charge, but pitching falters
Andrelton Simmons was among the Braves taking strong cuts in split-squad action against the Nationals, but the bullpen was roughed up in an 8-2 loss on Saturday afternoon at Space Coast Stadium.
3/8/2014 | Braves strong at the plate; Garcia's control off
The Marlins and the Braves agreed to end the game after nine innings with it tied at 6 on Saturday afternoon in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., but Atlanta got a strong showing at the plate when starter Freddy Garcia struggled.
3/7/2014 | Johnson makes trip to play in hometown
Usually, Chris Johnson lets the manager post the lineup card. This time, he listened to his mother. Johnson, coming off a tremendous season for the Braves, asked to come on a long road trip to his hometown, Fort Myers, on Friday so he could play in front of friends and family.
3/7/2014 | Wood's scoreless ball backed by Heyward's blast
After six innings of a pitchers' duel, the game turned on a two-out rally. The Red Sox earned their first lead of Friday's game in the seventh inning, when Jonathan Herrera drilled an RBI double and Ryan Lavarnway added a two-run single to lead Boston to a 4-1 win over Atlanta. Alex Wood pitched three scoreless innings and Jason Heyward homered for the Braves.
3/6/2014 | Schlehuber plays hero for Braves vs. Nationals
Braeden Schlehuber's two-out single off Danny Rosenbaum in the ninth inning gave the Braves a 3-2 win over the Nationals on Thursday night at Champion Stadium.
3/6/2014 | Wood ready to cement promise flashed in 2013
Despite a rough September, Alex Wood's 2013 campaign was promising enough that the Braves are confident he'll soon be a valuable part of their rotation.
3/6/2014 | Braves' bid to repeat in NL East won't be easy
The Braves returned to the top of the National League East last year, but they were dispatched in the NLDS. Soon after, they said goodbye to veteran leaders Brian McCann and Tim Hudson, so manager Fredi Gonzalez and a young roster will have their hands full trying to hold off the Nationals in their bid to repeat as division champs.
3/6/2014 | With limited options, Mejia patiently waits
Freddie Freeman's presence obviously lessens the odds Ernesto Mejia will reach the Majors while a member of the Braves organization. But Mejia has maintained optimism and a good attitude as he prepares to play a third consecutive season with Triple-A Gwinnett.
3/6/2014 | Braves teaming with Dreams of Recovery Foundation
Before Thursday night's game against the Nationals, Fredi Gonzalez met with Cindy Donald and proudly announced that the Braves are once again working with The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation to give fans a chance to aid in their attempt to financially assist individuals recovering from spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
3/6/2014 | Teheran escapes tough outing unscathed
Julio Teheran was anything but dominant as he surrendered four hits, issued a walk, uncorked a wild pitch and a hit a batter over three scoreless innings, but he escaped unscathed after putting at least two runners on in both of his final two innings.
3/5/2014 | Beachy happy with three-inning stint vs. Phils
Pitching lines may not truly indicate anything in Spring Training, but this one backed up the way Brandon Beachy felt Wednesday afternoon at Bright House Field.
3/5/2014 | Lipka's hustle on bases earns praise from Fredi
You don't often see the kind of play Matt Lipka made in the ninth inning of the Braves' 2-2 tie with the Phillies at Bright House Field on Wednesday afternoon.
3/5/2014 | Carpenter submits sharpest effort of spring
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was pleased with all his pitchers after Wednesday's 2-2 tie with the Phillies at Bright House Field. One of those relievers was right-hander David Carpenter.
3/5/2014 | Stars come out to pay tribute to late Fregosi
They gathered Wednesday to remember a baseball man, a guy who had spent 53 years in the game. And for so much more. They dropped what they were doing and traveled to Bright House Field from far and wide to remember Jim Fregosi as a friend and a colleague and a mentor.
3/5/2014 | Beachy logs solid effort in second spring start
The Phillies and Braves honored the late Jim Fregosi on Wednesday afternoon before the National League East rivals played each other in a Grapefruit League game at Bright House Field.
3/5/2014 | Injured Braves hurlers making strides in rehab
While they are all at different stages in their respective rehab processes, Mike Minor, Gavin Floyd, Jonny Venters and Luis Vasquez all shared the opportunity to celebrate the small victories they notched at Champion Stadium on Wednesday morning.
3/5/2014 | Offseason of change: Legs key to B.J.'s swing rebuild
Coming off a very tough year at the plate, B.J. Upton spent the winter working to get his swing back to where it was earlier in his career.
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