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Richard focusing on contributing, not his opt-out clause

Richard focusing on contributing, not his opt-out clause

MLB.com Updated 13 hours ago
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,&…
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  • Johnson Has 3 Hits to Help Braves Beat Pirates 7-5

    Johnson Has 3 Hits to Help Braves Beat Pirates 7-5

    nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    Josh 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.
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  • Veteran catcher Buck announces retirement

    Veteran catcher Buck announces retirement

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Former All-Star catcher John Buck, who played for seven teams over 11 major-league seasons, announced his retirement Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced.
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  • Follow the leaders: Braves value veterans' presence

    Follow the leaders: Braves value veterans' presence

    MLB.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.
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  • Foltynewicz rattled by Phils, but still in rotation mix

    Foltynewicz rattled by Phils, but still in rotation mix

    MLB.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.
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  • Howard, Ruf Homer for Phillies in 6-3 Win Over Braves

    Howard, Ruf Homer for Phillies in 6-3 Win Over Braves

    nytimes.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.
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  • Simmons leads offensive surge in Markakis' debut

    Simmons leads offensive surge in Markakis' debut

    MLB.com nytimes.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Andrelton 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.
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  • What to watch for in today's games

    What to watch for in today's games

    MLB.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.
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  • Grateful to be playing, V-Mart feels good about debut

    Grateful to be playing, V-Mart feels good about debut

    MLB.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.
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  • Detroit's Martinez Hitless in Return; Braves Win 5-3

    Detroit's Martinez Hitless in Return; Braves Win 5-3

    nytimes.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.
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  • Braves first baseman records unassisted double play — at third …

    Braves first baseman records unassisted double play — at third base

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Mar 21 (5 days ago)
    Your 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…
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  • Stults, Johnson Lead Braves Over Nationals 5-2

    Stults, Johnson Lead Braves Over Nationals 5-2

    nytimes.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.
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  • Cards win Wainwright's strong debut in wild fashion

    Cards win Wainwright's strong debut in wild fashion

    MLB.com nytimes.com Mar 21 (6 days ago)
    Dean 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…
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  • Heyward faces Braves for first time since trade

    Heyward faces Braves for first time since trade

    MLB.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…
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  • Rodriguez continues to impress in audition for rotation

    Rodriguez continues to impress in audition for rotation

    MLB.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.
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  • Gomes, Johnson Lift Braves Over Marlins 6-3

    Gomes, Johnson Lift Braves Over Marlins 6-3

    nytimes.com Mar 19
    Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.
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  • Martin, Banuelos boosting chances of securing bullpen spots

    Martin, Banuelos boosting chances of securing bullpen spots

    MLB.com Mar 19
    Cody 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.
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  • A.J. Pierzynski becomes second Braves member to be ejected this…

    A.J. Pierzynski becomes second Braves member to be ejected this spring

    Atlanta 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…
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  • Veteran reliever Veras released by Braves

    Veteran reliever Veras released by Braves

    MLB.com Mar 19
    The 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.
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  • Tanaka Pitches 3 2-3 Shutout Innings, Yankees Beat Braves

    Tanaka Pitches 3 2-3 Shutout Innings, Yankees Beat Braves

    nytimes.com Mar 18
    Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3 2-3 shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 Wednesday.
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  • Bailey comfortable in first game action since 2013

    Bailey comfortable in first game action since 2013

    MLB.com Mar 18
    Despite 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.
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  • Braves bullpen picture coming into focus, but spots remain

    Braves bullpen picture coming into focus, but spots remain

    MLB.com Mar 18
    With 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 …
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  • Video - Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves? 01:36

    Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves?

    Mar 10
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses why pitcher Mike Minor starting the season on the DL is a good thing for the Braves.
  • Video - Gattis Heading To Houston 02:08

    Gattis Heading To Houston

    Jan 14
    Eric Karabell discusses how the Astros hope to benefit by the addition of Evan Gattis, acquiring him in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.
  • Video - Hank Aaron Joins Group Pursuing Hawks Ownership 02:37

    Hank Aaron Joins Group Pursuing Hawks Ownership

    Jan 12
    ESPN senior basketball writer Marc Stein discusses Hank Aaron's interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Video - Padres Complete Big Three With Upton Trade 02:24

    Padres Complete Big Three With Upton Trade

    Dec 19
    Buster Olney discusses the excitement surrounding San Diego's new outfield after the Padres made deals to acquire Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.

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