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3/29/2015 | Miller hopes to take recent success into regular season

Shelby Miller produced his most dominant outing of the spring as he limited the Pirates to one hit over six innings on Sunday afternoon at Champion Stadium.


3/29/2015 | Pendleton's ejection vs. Bucs marks third for Braves this spring

First base coach Terry Pendleton became the third member of the Braves' club to be ejected this year when he offered a few words that drew the ire of veteran umpire Jeff Nelson during the seventh inning of Sunday's loss to the Pirates. As he stood in the first base coaching box, Pendleton objected to the pickoff move being used by John Holdzkom. He was voicing his displeasure in the direction of Nelson, who, while standing near second base, had called two balks against Jason Grilli during the previous half inning.


3/29/2015 | Johnson encouraged by results of altered stance

Chris Johnson proved patient through the early part of the Grapefruit League season and now finds himself heading into Spring Training's final week with a sense of confidence that was enhanced by the solo homer he hit during Sunday afternoon's 4-2 loss to the Pirates at Champion Stadium.


3/29/2015 | Feigl, Benson have chance at Opening Day roster

Although he was reassigned to Minor League camp on March 16, left-handed reliever Brady Feigl has entered the final week of Spring Training with a chance to begin the regular season in Atlanta's bullpen.


3/29/2015 | Johnson's homer backs Miller's strong six innings

Braves utility man Phil Gosselin successfully executed an eighth-inning suicide squeeze bunt to score Todd Cunningham and tie the game 2-2. The Braves' only previous run had come courtesy of Chris Johnson's fifth-inning solo home run off Radhames Liz. Johnson has eight hits, including a pair of home runs, in his past 12 at-bats.


3/29/2015 | Braves release left-hander Russell

Instead of waiting to see if James Russell could turn things around during the final week of Spring Training, the Braves gave the veteran left-hander his unconditional release on Sunday morning.


3/28/2015 | EY's versatility on full display in Braves' win

Eric Young Jr. has done everything the Braves could have hoped for this spring, emerging as the starting center fielder amid Melvin Upton Jr.'s absence and perhaps even their leadoff hitter.


3/28/2015 | Wood throws 6 innings vs. tough Blue Jays lineup

Braves left-hander Alex Wood felt like it had been "an eternity" since he last pitched. He went 12 days between Grapefruit League outings, breaking up the time off with a game in Minor League camp a week ago. But with his first regular-season start a little more than a week away, Wood feels like he's just about ready to go.


3/28/2015 | Peterson's go-ahead double gets Braves past Jays

After Alex Wood delivered six solid innings of three-run ball, Jace Peterson ripped a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth as the Braves defeated the Blue Jays, 5-3, on Saturday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.


3/28/2015 | Braves still figuring out rotation behind Teheran

The Braves named right-hander Julio Teheran their Opening Day starter on Friday, but they still have a few details about their rotation to iron out before Teheran takes the mound April 6 in Miami. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday that the fifth spot in the rotation is "still up in the air," and the team isn't ready to officially announce how the other starters will line up behind Teheran.


3/27/2015 | Braves bench rounding into form

As the Braves attempt to finalize their roster over the course of the next week, they would like to round out their bench with at least one player who would be capable of serving as a backup to Eric Young Jr., who will serve as the primary center fielder while Melvin Upton Jr. is sidelined until at least May with a left foot injury.


3/27/2015 | Teheran sharp, Ciriaco strong in rain-shortened game

Pedro Ciriaco cleared the bases with a three-run double off Clay Buchholz and Julio Teheran completed six strong innings as the Braves claimed a 4-2 win over the Red Sox on Friday afternoon at Champion Stadium.


3/27/2015 | Teheran earns Opening Day assignment for Braves

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has been among the many who have long assumed Julio Teheran will make his second consecutive Opening Day start for Atlanta this year. But Gonzalez did not make it official until he shared a brief casual exchange with his young right-hander after Friday's rain-shortened win over the Red Sox.


3/27/2015 | Left side of 'pen still unsettled for Braves

Before making their final roster decisions next week, the Braves hope to see some improvement from James Russell, Josh Outman and other relievers still fighting for a big league role. As things currently stand three veteran right-handers -- Craig Kimbrel, Jim Johnson and Jason Grilli are the only locks to begin the season in Atlanta's bullpen.


3/27/2015 | Backup search still on as Braves option E. Perez

The Braves are still looking both internally and externally for a backup outfielder who can handle the center-field position. But Eury Perez is no longer in that mix. Before Friday's game against the Red Sox, the Braves optioned Perez, left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos and right-handed pitcher Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett.


3/26/2015 | Fredi effusive in praise of retiring catcher Buck

John Buck never established himself as a strong candidate to become a part of Atlanta's Opening Day roster. But before opting to announce his retirement Thursday, the highly respected veteran catcher spent the past month making a strong impression on the Braves' coaching staff.


3/26/2015 | C. Johnson, Gomes go deep as Braves best Bucs

The Braves jumped out to a big lead in the first inning and beat the Pirates, 7-5, on Thursday afternoon at McKechnie Field. Atlanta began the game with four straight singles off Pittsburgh starter Vance Worley and Chris Johnson capped off the rally with a two-run homer. In the ninth, Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking solo shot.


3/26/2015 | Fredi unlikely to implement strict platoon in left or at third

Though there will be some days when left fielder Jonny Gomes and third baseman Chris Johnson will not play against select right-handed starters, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has maintained that he does not see the need to employ a strict platoon at either of those positions.


3/26/2015 | Despite shaky outing, Wandy remains in rotation mix

After spending most of the month exceeding expectations, Wandy Rodriguez took the mound at McKechnie Field on Thursday afternoon and provided reason to wonder what he might be capable of providing once the season begins.


3/26/2015 | Bench spots yet to be determined as season draws near

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has a pretty good feel for how his Opening Day lineup will look and who will serve as his starting pitchers for the first three games of the season. But over the next week, he will have to determine exactly how he wants to round out his bench.


3/26/2015 | Veteran catcher Buck announces retirement

Veteran catcher John Buck, who was in Spring Training camp with the Braves, announced his retirement Thursday in order to spend more time with his family.


3/24/2015 | Foltynewicz rattled by Phils, but still in rotation mix

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.


3/24/2015 | Fredi confident Markakis will be ready for opener

After getting a chance to watch Nick Markakis collect some plate appearances and reintroduce himself to game action the past two days, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez seems to be even more confident that the veteran outfielder will be ready for Opening Day.


3/24/2015 | Utility man injures left hand on unassisted double play

Joey Terdoslavich has positioned himself for a potential spot on the Opening Day roster. But his candidacy has been weakened, as he's struggled at the plate recently and missed the past three games because of a left hand injury he sustained while completing a unique unassisted double play.


3/24/2015 | Folty gives up two homers in rotation audition

Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf damaged Mike Foltynewicz's rotation bid with back-to-back third-inning home runs, and Brian Bogusevic delivered a decisive eighth-inning sacrifice fly for the Phillies in Tuesday afternoon's 5-3 win over the Braves at Champion Stadium.




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