Richard focusing on contributing, not his opt-out clause
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Left-hander Clayton Richard's name comes up just about every time Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is asked about his club's rotation depth. It happened again after Richard pitched Thursday against the Braves. "Clayton is a guy you have to talk about,&…Share Tweet
Johnson Has 3 Hits to Help Braves Beat Pirates 7-5nytimes.com 15 hours agoJosh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.Share Tweet
Veteran catcher Buck announces retirementESPN.com 21 hours agoFormer All-Star catcher John Buck, who played for seven teams over 11 major-league seasons, announced his retirement Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced.Share Tweet
Follow the leaders: Braves value veterans' presenceMLB.com Mar 25 (yesterday)Coming off last year's disappointing season, it was not surprising when Braves president John Hart made a conscious effort this winter to sign veteran leaders like Jonny Gomes, Nick Markakis, Jason Grilli and A.J. Pierzynski.Share Tweet
Foltynewicz rattled by Phils, but still in rotation mixMLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)Though the Braves entered Spring Training hoping Mike Foltynewicz would begin the season in the rotation, they have been prepared for the possibility that this immensely talented arm would need more seasoning at the Minor League level.Share Tweet
Howard, Ruf Homer for Phillies in 6-3 Win Over Bravesnytimes.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)Nick Markakis made his debut in the outfield for the Atlanta Braves and said he felt ready for opening day after playing six innings Tuesday in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.Share TweetAndrelton Simmons led an offensive surge with four RBIs, and Nick Markakis went 2-for-3 with a double in his spring debut to lead the Braves to a win over the Astros.Share Tweet
What to watch for in today's gamesMLB.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)Spring Training games continue today in Florida and Arizona. A rematch of the 2014 World Series is on tap in Scottsdale, Ariz., as the Braves' top free-agent acquisition makes his debut and a couple of youngsters in rotation battles take the mound.Share TweetMLB.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)Tigers slugger Victor Martinez made his highly anticipated spring debut -- albeit a rather uneventful one -- in Sunday's split-squad game against the Braves at Champion Stadium.Share Tweet
Detroit's Martinez Hitless in Return; Braves Win 5-3nytimes.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers' lineup Sunday but was hitless in the Detroit split squad's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves.Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. The bizarre world that is MLB spring training featured another wildly absurd play on Saturday afternoon. Atlanta Braves first baseman Joey Terdoslavich recorded an unassisted double play, which by itself is not unu…Share Tweet
Stults, Johnson Lead Braves Over Nationals 5-2nytimes.com Mar 21 (6 days ago)Eric Stults gave up two runs and five hits in five innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 Saturday in a game between split squads.Share TweetDean Anna's ninth-inning single knocked in the only run of the game as the Cardinals edged the Braves on Saturday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium. The clear storyline for the Cardinals was the return of ace right-hander Adam Wainwright, who was making h…Share Tweet
Heyward faces Braves for first time since tradeMLB.com Mar 21 (6 days ago)When the Cardinals acquired outfielder Jason Heyward from the Braves, it was one of the more surprising trades of the winter. The 25-year-old outfielder, after all, had long been considered one of Atlanta's cornerstones. On Saturday, the inevitable mome…Share Tweet
Rodriguez continues to impress in audition for rotationMLB.com Mar 20 (6 days ago)Wandy Rodriguez, who has been battling for a spot in the Braves' starting rotation, promptly went out and delivered a five-inning no-hitter and exited his team-leading fourth start of the spring with a 1-0 lead Friday night.Share Tweet
Gomes, Johnson Lift Braves Over Marlins 6-3nytimes.com Mar 19Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.Share Tweet
Martin, Banuelos boosting chances of securing bullpen spotsMLB.com Mar 19Cody Martin and Manny Banuelos have bolstered their changes of making the Braves' bullpen for Opening Day as other candidates have frustrated manager Fredi Gonzalez with a lack of control.Share TweetAtlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski has a reputation for being one of the most hated players in the league. But any questions about whether he would get along with new manager Fredi Gonzalez were solved Wednesday. Pierzynski joined a unique group dur…Share Tweet
Veteran reliever Veras released by BravesMLB.com Mar 19The Braves announced they had released veteran reliever Jose Veras on Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after the right-hander allowed a hit, issued a walk and hit a batter while recording just two outs against the Yankees.Share Tweetnytimes.com Mar 18Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3 2-3 shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 Wednesday.Share Tweet
Bailey comfortable in first game action since 2013MLB.com Mar 18Despite not toeing the rubber in a Major League game for the last 19 months, Yankees right-hander Andrew Bailey said he felt right at home when he returned to the mound in Wednesday night's 12-5 victory over the Braves.Share Tweet
Braves bullpen picture coming into focus, but spots remainMLB.com Mar 18With former All-Star closers Jason Grilli and Jim Johnson serving as setup men for Craig Kimbrel, the Braves are confident that the back end of their bullpen will be solid. But with the regular season less than three weeks away, they are still deciding …Share Tweet
Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves?Mar 10ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses why pitcher Mike Minor starting the season on the DL is a good thing for the Braves.
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