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1/26/2015 | Braves sign veteran catcher Buck to Minors deal

Attempting to strengthen their organizational depth in the catching department, the Braves have signed veteran John Buck to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training.


1/26/2015 | 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 second basemen

Leading the array of new faces among top second-base prospects is Jose Peraza, who could soon be part of a formidable double-play combination with Andrelton Simmons in Atlanta. Micah Johnson of the White Sox and the Blue Jays' Devon Travis are the two players who remain from last year's list.


1/24/2015 | Seitzer encouraged by workouts with Upton

New hitting coach Kevin Seitzer spent three days this week working on B.J. Upton's swing and believes the veteran will rebound in 2015


1/23/2015 | S. Simmons ready after shedding shoulder issues

After getting a few months of rest this offseason, Shae Simmons is looking forward to the opportunity to prove that he can be the same impressive reliever that he was before right shoulder discomfort sidelined him for the final two months of the 2014 season.


1/23/2015 | Braves claim Perez off waivers from Yankees

The Braves added to their list of outfield candidates by claiming Eury Perez off waivers from the Yankees on Friday afternoon.


1/23/2015 | Kimbrel excited to play for new-look Braves

As Braves president of baseball operations John Hart spent time late Thursday night talking about Jonny Gomes' addition and some of his other offseason moves, Hart again made it crystal clear that he has no desire to trade Craig Kimbrel.


1/22/2015 | Gomes, Braves agree on one-year contract

Jonny Gomes and the Braves have agreed to a one-year contract for $4 million that includes a vesting option for the 2016 season.


1/22/2015 | Optimistic Fredi eyes postseason for Braves

As the division-rival Nationals have strengthened their bid to win a second straight National League East crown, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has read and heard all about how his team's flurry of significant offseason moves signal that 2015 will be a rebuilding year. "Our goal is still to get in the playoffs," Gonzalez said. "That always will be my goal."


1/22/2015 | Minor pleased with pain-free offseason workouts

Mike Minor would have liked to avoid the salary-arbitration hearing that awaits him. But the Braves left-hander is otherwise pleased with what has transpired during his discomfort-free offseason.


1/22/2015 | Pedro, Biggio, Smoltz select Hall of Fame caps

The Hall of Fame has announced the cap selections for the plaques of recent electees Craig Biggio (Astros), Pedro Martinez (Red Sox) and John Smoltz (Braves), with all three players choosing the teams they spent the most time with during their careers.


1/21/2015 | K. Johnson returns to Braves on Minors deal

After spending the past four seasons making a complete tour of the American League East, Kelly Johnson is set to return to the organization that drafted him and made him one of the earliest members of the Baby Braves.


1/21/2015 | Braves eye Gomes as potential platoon player in left

Now that Atlanta has restructured its organization through a flurry of significant changes, it appears the remaining offseason decisions will be influenced by whether the club lands outfielder Jonny Gomes.


1/20/2015 | Wood got early glimpse of MadBum's power

As Alex Wood watched Madison Bumgarner lead the Giants to their latest World Series title with one of the most dominant postseasons ever fashioned by a pitcher, he recognized the same competitive fire he had witnessed while watching Bumgarner pitch in a high school playoff game.


1/20/2015 | No limitations for Wood heading into spring

As Alex Wood has spent the past few months going through his normal offseason preparations, he has not been given any reason to be concerned about the left forearm soreness that led the Braves to scratch him from starting their regular-season finale in September.


1/20/2015 | Smoltz looks ahead as Hall election sinks in

Two weeks after John Smoltz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, he stopped by the set of MLB Network's "Hot Stove" show on Tuesday morning to discuss what comes next.


1/16/2015 | Minor likely headed for arbitration hearing

It appears Mike Minor will become the first Braves player to experience an arbitration hearing since the club won its 2001 case against John Rocker.


1/15/2015 | Braves maintain confidence in offense after major turnover

Those who watched the Braves in 2014 and then went into hibernation over the past two months might find it hard to believe some think their offense could prove to be even worse this season. Such is the case now the Braves have traded Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis. In exchange, they gained a drastically-improved farm system and legitimate concerns about how they will score runs in 2015.


1/15/2015 | Optimistic Hart has no plans to deal Kimbrel

Now that the Braves have traded Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis, why would they choose to keep Craig Kimbrel when their offense is unlikely to be strong enough to provide the elite closer with consistent save opportunities?


1/15/2015 | Gattis trade difficult for both Astros and Braves

OK, Braves fans, take a deep breath. Yes, you will miss Evan Gattis. His power is impressive, his humility appealing. This is one of those times when the baseball team's bottom line collides with the emotion of losing a popular player. Funny thing is, the Astros feel absolutely the same way. This trade stung from their end, too, although in a different way. Three years ago when Jeff Luhnow became the general manager, his primary goal was to build a great farm system.


1/14/2015 | Foltynewicz headlines Braves' impressive prospect haul

The Braves traded Evan Gattis to the Astros for prospects Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz and Andrew Thurman on Wednesday. MLB.com takes a closer look at the prospects Atlanta received in the deal.


1/13/2015 | Source: Braves agree to deal with Wandy

Furthering their attempt to round out their starting rotation, the Braves have decided to take a chance on left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who reportedly recently failed a physical after agreeing a Minor League deal with the Phillies. The Phils have not confirmed that report.


1/9/2015 | Braves' 300-starts club tops for Hall of Famers

As Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz have been elected to Cooperstown over the past year, the Braves can certifiably claim to have provided more starts to Hall of Fame starting pitchers than any other Major League organization.


1/9/2015 | Clutch factor sets Smoltz apart from HOF brethren

Cy Maddux, Cy Glavine or Cy Smoltz? Actually, I should give each member of the Braves' storied pitching trio an upgraded title. So I'll rephrase what I just wrote this way: Baseball Hall of Famer Maddux, Baseball Hall of Famer Glavine or Baseball Hall of Famer Smoltz? Tough choice, but if it's Game 7 of the World Series, and if I need to start one of those pitchers in their prime, I'm going with ...


1/8/2015 | Braves acquire promising lefty Sanchez from Angels

Extending their mission to improve the organization's pitching depth, the Braves have acquired Ricardo Sanchez, an intriguing 17-year-old prospect who had been with the Angels. The Braves sent third baseman Kyle Kubitza and right-handed pitcher Nate Hyatt to the Angels in exchange for Sanchez, who had stood as one of the Angels' top 10 prospects per MLB.com's rankings.


1/8/2015 | Smoltz makes HOF history post TJ surgery

John Smoltz followed a unique path to Cooperstown and now finds himself with the distinction of being the first pitcher who will gain induction to Baseball's Hall of Fame after undergoing Tommy John surgery.




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