At 33, Braves’ Donaldson trying to prove he can stay healthy

Baseball 02/20/19, 14:53

Finding a job was pretty easy for Josh Donaldson. Proving he can keep it will be the tough part.The former AL MVP didn't have to wait long for a new opportunity, signing a one-year, $23 million contract with the Atlanta Braves less than a month after the World Series ended."I ...

Braves open spring training as confident NL East champions

Baseball 02/16/19, 17:21

Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers had their first organized workout Saturday, officially ending a relatively quiet winter for the team that won the NL East.It may have been a little too quiet for some critics, considering the aggressive roster moves made by their division rivals. But All-Star first baseman Freddie ...

Longtime baseball scout Tommy Giordano dies at 93

Baseball 02/14/19, 22:34

Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93.Known affectionately as "T-bone," Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski. He died ...

NL East teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 12:47

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Atlanta BravesManager: Brian Snitker (fourth season).2018: 90-72, first place, lost to Dodgers in Division Series.Training Town: Kissimmee, Florida.Park: ...

Acuna, Braves enter spring looking to repeat 2018 success

Baseball 02/08/19, 10:12

Ronald Acuna Jr. helped the Atlanta Braves accelerate their rebuilding schedule in 2018, when they were the surprise NL East champions.As the Braves enter their last spring training at their Disney complex in Kissimmee, Florida, the next challenge is to move closer to their first World Series since 1999.Acuna won ...

Nick Markakis stays with Braves for $6 million deal

Baseball 01/22/19, 17:24

All-Star outfielder Nick Markakis took a significant pay cut to remain with the Atlanta Braves, even coming off one of the best seasons of his career.Markakis and the Braves agreed Tuesday to a deal that is worth a guaranteed $6 million and includes a club option for 2020.Markakis became a ...

source: McCann returns to Braves for $2M, 1-year contract

Sports 11/26/18, 14:58

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that catcher Brian McCann has agreed to return to the Atlanta Braves for a $2 million, one-year contract.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement had not yet been announced.McCann, who turns 35 in February, is from ...

Source: Kurt Suzuki, Nationals agree to $10M, 2-year deal

Baseball 11/19/18, 14:09

Catcher Kurt Suzuki is heading back to the Washington Nationals after agreeing to a $10 million, two-year contract, a deal pending a successful physical.The deal was disclosed to The Associated Press on Monday by a person familiar with the agreement who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was ...

Baseball owners extend Manfred’s contract, TV deal with Fox

Sports 11/15/18, 14:46

Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too.Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait.After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park, the owners announced ...

Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

Baseball 11/13/18, 02:47

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year.Acuna was a runaway choice for the award over Washington outfielder Juan Soto in a contest between 20-year-olds."I'm just flattered, I'm so honored," Acuna said through a translator. "My ...

Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna wins NL honor

Sports 11/12/18, 20:14

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was a singular sensation in voting for AL Rookie of the Year.A standout on the mound and at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year after becoming the first player since Babe Ruth a ...

Josef Martinez picks up Golden Boot from surprise presenter

Baseball 11/01/18, 17:40

Josef Martinez knew he was receiving one of Major League Soccer's top awards.The Atlanta United star was caught off guard by the presenter.After the greatest goal-scoring season in MLS history, the Venezuelan striker got a surprise when countryman and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte showed up Thursday at United's training ...

Dodgers Game 2 starter Ryu looking to exorcise road demons

Baseball 10/23/18, 19:41

Hyun-Jin Ryu is used to pitching in big moments and on big stages.Four years before being signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, the South Korean left-hander was on the mound for his home country when it defeated Cuba in the gold medal game of the 2008 Summer Olympics ...

Lawsuit: Braves, MLB should have acted before 2015 fan death

Baseball 10/17/18, 17:26

In court documents filed this week in a lawsuit following the 2015 death of a fan who fell from the upper deck at an Atlanta Braves game, Nolan Ryan says guard rails at the Texas Rangers' stadium had to be raised "to protect our fans from themselves."Ryan, the former Hall ...

Baby Braves bow out in playoffs, but the future looks bright

Baseball 10/09/18, 17:27

Brian Snitker endured a restless night after the final game of the season.He was poring over what went wrong for the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs.He might've been thinking about his own future, as well."I laid awake all night staring at the ceiling," the Braves manager said. "I couldn't sleep."After ...

Dodgers counting on Machado to push them over Series hump

Baseball 10/09/18, 03:14

Even with all their star power and deep pockets, all their booming hitters and ace pitchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers are approaching three decades since their last World Series championship.They're making another run at that elusive title.Only this time, Manny Machado is along for the ride.The slugging shortstop hit a ...

Baby Braves can’t overcome lack of experience, depth in NLDS

Baseball 10/08/18, 21:02

After the Atlanta Braves leaned heavily on their youth in a breakout season, a lack of experience and depth finally caught up to them in October.The Baby Braves ran out of steam in the NL Division Series, falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday. Manny Machado delivered the ...

Machado, Dodgers finish off Baby Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

Baseball 10/08/18, 20:23

Manny Machado hit a three-run homer, David Freese came through again in the postseason and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the NL Championship Series for the third year in a row, eliminating the Atlanta Braves with a 6-2 victory on Monday.Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado (8) celebrates his three-run ...

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