Hall of Famer Cox in hospital, Snitker ‘very concerned’

Sports 04/03/19, 08:46

Hall of Famer Bobby Cox, the Atlanta Braves former longtime manager, has been admitted into an Atlanta-area hospital.Braves manager Brian Snitker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he reached out to Cox's family and was "very concerned" but couldn't share details of his condition.The 77-year-old Cox was admitted with ...

Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves agree to $100M, 8-year contract

Sports 04/02/19, 14:55

Outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $100 million, eight-year contract, the largest deal for a player under club control with less than one year of major league service.The NL Rookie of the Year, Acuña agreed to a deal with two team options that, if ...

Harper homers again to lead Phillies sweep of Braves

Baseball 03/31/19, 21:33

Bryce Harper homered for the second straight game to cap a fantastic debut weekend and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 5-1 win on Sunday night.Harper connected on a solo shot to right off Shane Carle in the seventh inning that had the ...

Harper homers, hears “MVP!” chants as Phillies beat Braves

Sports 03/30/19, 18:58

Bryce Harper homered deep into the second deck in right-center field for his first hit with Philadelphia and celebrated with an emphatic curtain call, highlighting the Phillies' 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.Hitless over five at-bats this season after signing a $330 million, 13-year deal, Harper crushed Jesse ...

Harper a hit without connecting as Phils win debut

Baseball 03/29/19, 03:14

Bryce Harper had already struck out twice in his $330 million debut when he was set to dig his gaudy green Phanatic spikes in at the plate in the seventh inning.With two runners on base and no outs, Harper never got the chance to swing the bat with "ill" — ...

Harper a hit without connecting as Phils win debut

Baseball 03/28/19, 17:25

Bryce Harper struck out twice in green Phanatic cleats in his $330 million debut and bowed to thousands of fans in No. 3 jerseys who gave him rousing standing ovations in the Philadelphia Phillies' 10-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.Harper had the city electric in anticipation for his ...

Newcomb pitches 4 strong innings, Braves beat Reds 7-5

Baseball 03/26/19, 14:56

Sean Newcome pitched four innings in his final tuneup for the season and Pedro Florimon hit a ninth-inning grand slam off Jimmy Herget to lift the Atlanta Braves over the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 Tuesday in the last exhibition game for each team.Newcomb, a 25-year-old left-hander, allowed two runs and three ...

Roark roughed up in final spring tuneup for Reds

Sports 03/25/19, 21:37

Cincinnati right-hander Tanner Roark was roughed up for five quick runs in his final start before the regular season, and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Reds 8-5 in an exhibition game Monday night.Roark, acquired from the Washington Nationals as part of a major offseason overhaul, allowed three hits and hurt ...

National League East capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 13:47

Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper lines a single off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)2018: 90-72, first place, ...

Braves may have 3 open spots in pitching rotation

Baseball 03/20/19, 17:27

When they started spring training, the Atlanta Braves had one opening in their pitching rotation. With a week to go before opening day, they may have three.The Braves are holding out some hope that Kevin Gausman will work through his shoulder soreness in time to pitch a game in the ...

Teheran to make 6th straight opening day start for Braves

Baseball 03/18/19, 15:31

Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran is set to make his sixth straight start on opening day.The Braves said Monday that Teheran will face the Phillies on March 28 in Philadelphia.Teheran's run ties Hall of Famer Warren Spahn (1957-62) for the longest in Braves' franchise history during the modern era. Teheran ...

Phillies’ Harper sits out with bruised ankle

Sports 03/16/19, 09:40

Bryce Harper was out of the Philadelphia Phillies lineup for Saturday's game against the Houston Astros, one day after sustaining a bruised right ankle when hit by a pitch.Manager Gabe Kapler says he has no concerns about Harper being ready for opening day on March 28 against the Atlanta Braves. ...

NL Rookie of Year Acuna looking forward to 1st opening day

Baseball 03/12/19, 16:25

When Ronald Acuna Jr. got back to the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse after getting his third hit of the game, Freddie Freeman acted surprised."You should have kept going," Freeman told him, "and gone for the cycle."Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off St. Louis opening ...

Braves: Foltynewicz will not be ready for opening day

Baseball 03/11/19, 11:51

The Atlanta Braves say pitcher Mike Foltynewicz will not be ready for opening day.The right-hander hasn't been able to pitch during spring training because of discomfort in his elbow caused by bone spurs. While not believed to be a serious issue, Foltynewicz was forced to push back his throwing schedule.General ...

Braves’ Donaldson to play in first exhibition game Friday

Baseball 03/07/19, 14:33

Josh Donaldson plans to play in his first spring training game for the Atlanta Braves on Friday night against Philadelphia.After being slowed by injuries for two seasons, the 33-year-old third baseman signed a $23 million, one-year contract with the Braves and spent the first two weeks of the exhibition season ...

Severino scratched from start with right shoulder discomfort

Baseball 03/05/19, 13:54

New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino has been scratched from his first scheduled spring training start due to right shoulder discomfort.Severino was slated to face the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday but was replaced by Stephan Tarpley. Another Yankees starter, J.A. Happ, entered in the third inning.New York manager Aaron Boone ...

With Foltynewicz slowed by elbow, Teheran could start opener

Baseball 03/04/19, 17:24

With Mike Foltynewicz slowed by a sore right elbow, Julio Teheran could make his sixth straight opening-day start for the Atlanta Braves.Teheran made his 2019 exhibition debut Monday, pitching three innings in a 4-3 loss to Houston.The 28-year-old right-hander allowed three runs — two earned — and three hits. His ...

Atlanta’s Duvall trying to rebound from dip in power

Baseball 03/03/19, 17:51

Adam Duvall left Cincinnati and suddenly stopped hitting homers — and yes, he's been well aware of the drought."It feels like about five years, to be honest," Duvall said. "When you're used to driving the ball and hitting home runs, when you go that long without hitting a homer, you ...

Braves pitching staff springing leaks early in camp

Baseball 02/28/19, 17:55

The fifth spot in the Atlanta Braves' pitching rotation was open when spring training began.Now it is wide-open, and it might not be the only spot.Right-hander Touki Toussaint didn't do anything to help his bid for the rotation Thursday, giving up five runs in one inning in his second spring ...

If Acuna dropped down, Inciarte or Albies could lead off

Baseball 02/21/19, 15:22

If Ronald Acuna Jr. is dropped down in the Atlanta Braves' batter order, Ender Inciarte and Ozzie Albies could be the top candidates to lead off."I'm going to wait and see where we're at in a couple of weeks. I don't think we have to set a lineup right now, ...

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