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.
3/12/2014 | Medlen waits, but feels destined for surgery
Kris Medlen will have to wait at least one more day to learn whether he needs to undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in the past four years. But the Braves right-handed pitcher admits he knew he was likely destined for this procedure once he abruptly exited Sunday's start against the Mets.
3/12/2014 | With one move, Braves reverse 2014 fortunes
Signing free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana changes plenty. Three days after losing No. 1 starter Kris Medlen, the Braves have added a guy who probably will be among the National League's top 10 in innings, quality starts and a whole bunch of other categories.
3/12/2014 | Braves respond to injuries, sign righty Santana
After spending the early portion of the week growing concerned about Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, the Braves replenished their injury-depleted starting rotation by signing Ervin Santana to a one-year, $14.1 million contract on Wednesday.
3/11/2014 | Beachy to miss start with arm tightness
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed on Tuesday that Brandon Beachy will not make his next scheduled Grapefruit League start.
3/11/2014 | Uggla's emphasis on spring at-bats paying off
Coming off two frustration-filled seasons that have created doubt about his future, Dan Uggla is treating this year's Spring Training different than most he has experienced since he established himself as a Major Leaguer.
3/11/2014 | Teheran dominates with four perfect frames vs. Phils
Julio Teheran tossed four perfect innings and Dan Uggla drilled a fifth-inning solo home run that propelled the Braves toward a 9-1 win over the Phillies on Tuesday afternoon at Champion Stadium.
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