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'Eager' prospect Jenkins grabs front office's attention

'Eager' prospect Jenkins grabs front office's attention

MLB.com Updated 18 hours ago
Braves president of baseball operations John Hart and manager Fredi Gonzalez were among the many members of the organization who seemingly made a point to watch Tyrell Jenkins complete his live batting practice session on Monday.
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  • Courageous teenager works out with Wood, Braves

    Courageous teenager works out with Wood, Braves

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    As he has undergone multiple surgeries to remove a foot-long tumor from his spine and continued to play high school sports with titanium rods in his back, Thompson Ritter has maintained a passion for baseball that was enriched when he accepted Alex Wood…
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  • On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in…

    On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in Atlanta

    nytimes.com Feb 28 (3 days ago)
    John Hart, formerly a general manager with the Indians and the Rangers, is fired up about resuming his position in the front office and “restarting” the Braves.
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  • Melvin Upton will miss the rest of spring training with foot in…

    Melvin Upton will miss the rest of spring training with foot injury

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 27 (4 days ago)
    New name, same disappointment. Melvin Upton — the Atlanta Braves outfielder formerly known as B.J. Upton — got some unbossman-like news Friday. He's very likely to miss the rest of spring training and opening day because of a foot injury. Upton, 30, has…
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  • Braves SS Simmons slowed by oblique strain

    Braves SS Simmons slowed by oblique strain

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 26 (5 days ago)
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.
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  • Cleared for action, Markakis targeting Opening Day

    Cleared for action, Markakis targeting Opening Day

    MLB.com Feb 25 (6 days ago)
    Nick Markakis hopes to be in the Braves' Opening Day lineup. But as he eases his way back from neck surgery, the veteran outfielder will not accelerate his preseason preparations to the point where he might jeopardize realizing this goal.
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  • Hart: 'It's a clean slate' for Upton Jr. in Atlanta

    Hart: 'It's a clean slate' for Upton Jr. in Atlanta

    Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. hopes his third season with the Braves goes better than his fist two, and he has the support of president of baseball operations John Hart and manager Fredi Gonzalez.
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  • Acree's journey an integral part of Braves lore

    Acree's journey an integral part of Braves lore

    MLB.com Feb 21
    Over the past five decades, Bill Acree has established himself as one of the most influential and respected employees the Braves organization has ever known.
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  • Part of big trade, Walden set to make name for himself

    Part of big trade, Walden set to make name for himself

    MLB.com Feb 19
    Though not the first name that folks reference when discussing the Cardinals' gain from a four-player trade with the Braves back in November, Jordan Walden likely won't continue to be overlooked. His stature, alone, ensures that.
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  • Braves reliever Simmons gets Tommy John

    Braves reliever Simmons gets Tommy John

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 12
    Braves right-hander Shae Simmons has undergone Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the upcoming season.
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  • Braves' longtime travel director easing into retirement

    Braves' longtime travel director easing into retirement

    MLB.com Feb 12
    Bill Acree has likely seen more Braves games than anybody since the club moved to Atlanta in 1966. And he is looking forward to a less stressful view as he prepares for his 50th season with the club.
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  • Braves to bring back 1B McGriff as assistant

    Braves to bring back 1B McGriff as assistant

    ESPN.com Feb 9
    The Braves are bringing back former first baseman Fred McGriff and ex-hitting coach Greg Walker.
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  • Chipper Jones apologizes for misguided Sandy Hook tweet

    Chipper Jones apologizes for misguided Sandy Hook tweet

    yahoo.com Feb 7
    Retired Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones brings an often unique and sometimes entertaining perspective to social media. However, on Friday night, Jones managed to startle and understandably anger his followers with a misguided tweet concerning the Sand…
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  • Fredi excited for flexibility with Braves' lineup options

    Fredi excited for flexibility with Braves' lineup options

    MLB.com Feb 6
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has not determined exactly how he will align the players in his starting lineup this season. But, he has a small stack of paper that provides proof of the many alterations he has made as his club's roster has been overhaule…
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  • Braves invite 24 non-roster players to Spring Training

    Braves invite 24 non-roster players to Spring Training

    MLB.com Feb 3
    The Braves have invited 24 non-roster players to Spring Training this year, including some of the club's top prospects.
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  • Pipeline Perspectives: Ruiz the best hitter not in Top 100

    Pipeline Perspectives: Ruiz the best hitter not in Top 100

    MLB.com Feb 3
    Braves third-base prospect Rio Ruiz, who was recently acquired in a deal from the Astros, is the best hitter not be be ranked on the Top 100 Prospects list, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jonathan Mayo.
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  • Andruw Jones eyes MLB return, Boras says

    Andruw Jones eyes MLB return, Boras says

    ESPN.com Feb 2
    Former Atlanta Braves slugger Andruw Jones is looking to return to Major League Baseball after playing two years in Japan, agent Scott Boras told ESPN.com Monday.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Braves Trade Pitchers for Catchers

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Braves Trade Pitchers for Catchers

    nytimes.com Jan 31
    The Atlanta Braves traded the right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies on Friday for the minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd.
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  • 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.
  • Video - Sources: Padres Acquire Justin Upton 03:00

    Sources: Padres Acquire Justin Upton

    Dec 19
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the improvements made by the Padres after they added outfielders Justin Upton, Matt Kemp and Wil Myers.

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