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Feb 18, 2018
Swanson ready to put tough season behind him

Swanson ready to put tough season behind him

Swanson is looking ahead, not behind him. BRAVES NEWS Swanson: 2017 struggles ‘by the wayside’ Dansby Swanson tells MLB.com’s Mark Bowman that he has put last year’s struggles behind him and he is focused on proving that he can live up to the expectations that he is the Braves’ shortstop of the future. Huddy impressed with Braves’ young arms Tim Hudson has served as a special instructor for spring training during the early days of camp and has come away impressed with many of Atlanta’s young pitchers and in particular Mike Soroka, Kolby Allard and Kyle Wright. “It’s...
Feb 17, 2018
Atlanta Braves News: Fredde Freeman, Brandon McCarthy and more

Atlanta Braves News: Fredde Freeman, Brandon McCarthy and more

BRAVES NEWS Freddie Freeman back after Lasik surgery Freddie Freeman reportedly early to spring training and discussed his offseason Lasik surgery with MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. “They always say to wait three years for your eyes to stop changing,” Freeman said. “That’s exactly what I did. They said to do it when you’re about 27 years old, too. I’ve been counting down the years, waiting to get it because ever since I had those eye problems in 2012, there are certain cities where my contacts dry out and it’s been a real struggle.” McCarthy looks to bounce back with Braves The...
Feb 16, 2018
Fan Post Friday: What do you want to see this spring?

Fan Post Friday: What do you want to see this spring?

What are your expectations? It has been a while since we have done a FanPost writing prompt but there is no better time than the start of spring training. Pitchers and catchers reported earlier this week and the hitters will follow over the weekend with the first full squad workout scheduled for Monday. The spring opener is barely two weeks away. Real live baseball is near. The Braves are bringing an intriguing but much younger group to camp this spring. We have been doing our best to set the table for you this week. Now we want to hear from you. What are you looking for from the team this...
Feb 15, 2018
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Starting Rotation

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Starting Rotation

The final two spots are up for grabs. The Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation will have a different feel to it this season. Gone are R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon from last season’s Opening Day rotation. In their place are more youthful replacements as the fruits of the team’s rebuild start to ripen and make their way up to the major league level. As the Braves begin spring camp, there appears to be a competition developing for at least two spots in the starting rotation. The situation will be one to watch as the season progresses, however as more arms advance towards the majors....
Feb 14, 2018
Braves sign Chris Stewart to one-year deal

Braves sign Chris Stewart to one-year deal

The Braves add another catcher for organizational depth. The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with free agent catcher Chris Stewart on a one-year major league contract. Stewart is expected to provide some additional organizational depth behind Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki. To make room for Stewart on the 40-man roster, the team placed Grant Dayton on the 60-day disabled list. The #Braves have agreed to terms with C Chris Stewart on a one-year Major League contract for 2018.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) February 14, 2018 Stewart spent last season with the Pirates appearing in 51...
Feb 14, 2018
Listen: Grant McAuley discusses 2018 with Tyler Flowers

Listen: Grant McAuley discusses 2018 with Tyler Flowers

Grant McAuley chatted with Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers as pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Flowers discussed his offseason surgeries, working with a young pitching staff, his partnership with fellow veteran backstop Kurt Suzuki and what the Braves lineup will need to do in order to have success in 2018.
Feb 14, 2018
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Outfield

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Outfield

Ender Inciarte is back and Ronald Acuna is on the way. The Braves entered the offseason with the goal of moving one of their corner outfielders. That definitely happened, as Matt Kemp was moved to the Dodgers for an array of 2018-focused salary obligations, but it was pretty much the only action that the Braves have made this offseason. Unless the Braves are also able to move on from Nick Markakis, the bulk of 2018 figures to be covered by an outfield of Ronald Acuña, Ender Inciarte, and Markakis. However, until Acuña is called up from the minors, it’s anyone’s guess who will slot...
Feb 13, 2018
Mike Moustakas an unlikely option for Atlanta Braves, per report

Mike Moustakas an unlikely option for Atlanta Braves, per report

Even in a depressed free agent market, Braves likely can’t afford Moustakas. The Atlanta Braves still have a question mark at third base and Mike Moustakas remains on the open market. Still it doesn’t seem like the two are likely to get together anytime soon. The free agent market as a whole has depressed signings and the prevailing thought is that players like Moustakas may have to take far less than they were expecting. Even with that, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that Moustakas doesn’t seem like a fit for the Braves who are feeling a payroll pinch after taking on substantial...
Feb 13, 2018
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Infielders

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Infielders

There is a question mark at third base but otherwise the Braves infield looks to be in good shape. The Atlanta Braves infield situation seems to be in good shape except for a lingering question at third base. Johan Camargo appears to be the top candidate but the possibility remains that the Braves will look outside the organization for an answer. Freddie Freeman is back at first while Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson begin their first full season in the major leagues together up the middle. Even with the question mark at third base, there is a lot to like about Atlanta’s infield...
Feb 13, 2018
2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Current 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule complete with broadcast information. (MLB.tv streaming options will be added as soon as available). As of this writing, the Braves will have eight spring games televised on either Fox Sports South or Fox Sports Southeast. Another will be available via the MLB Network.
Feb 13, 2018
Atlanta Braves 2018 Spring Training Roster

Atlanta Braves 2018 Spring Training Roster

The Atlanta Braves will open camp with 61 players on the spring roster. We will track all of the roster moves here until the opening day roster is announced.
Feb 13, 2018
2018 Atlanta Braves Regular Season Schedule

2018 Atlanta Braves Regular Season Schedule

The Atlanta Braves will open the 2018 regular season at home on March 29 against the Philadelphia Phillies. Below is a look at the entire regular season schedule. Broadcast information will be added as soon as it becomes available.
Feb 12, 2018
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Catchers

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview: Catchers

Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki look for a repeat performance in 2018 There will be a succinct lack of drama surrounding the catching position for the Atlanta Braves as they head into spring training. The Braves doubled down on the duo of Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki after the two performed as one of the most successful tandems in major league baseball in 2017. While they may not be able to sustain that level in 2018, the Braves are banking on another solid run of production from the two veterans. Tyler Flowers Picking up Flowers’ 2018 option ($4 million) was a no-brainer for the Braves...
Feb 11, 2018
Braves News: Free agent market starts to move

Braves News: Free agent market starts to move

Yu Darvish is headed to Chicago, what does that mean for the rest of the free agents? BRAVES NEWS Braves win arbitration case against Mike Foltynewicz Not a lot on the news front for the Braves on Saturday but word did come that they had defeated pitcher Mike Foltynewicz in arbitration. Neither side should be too upset given that there was just a $100,000 gap in the two offers. Folty, who made $544,000 last season, will make $2.2 million this season. In addition to the raise, his wife also gave birth to his first son. MLB NEWS Cubs sign Yu Darvish to 6-year, $126 million contract Yu...

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