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7/22/2014 | PLAY Campaign stops at Turner Field

Kris Medlen had a Q&A session with the children who participated in the PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday morning at Turner Field. They participated in numerous on-field activities, led in part by Braves trainers Jeff Porter and Jim Lovell.


7/22/2014 | Heyward named Braves' Heart and Hustle Award winner

Along with being blessed with tremendous athleticism, Jason Heyward has endeared himself to fans with the all-out effort he brings to the stadium on a daily basis. His insatiable desire to compete has put the Braves right fielder in a position to receive a respectable and deserving honor.


7/22/2014 | Little things mean so much in Cox's Hall of Fame career

Bobby Cox was so fascinating as a manager, and it all goes back to a bunch of little things that were huge things. Such a miracle worker, this Robert Joseph Cox.


7/22/2014 | Gonzalez addresses Upton's effort on grounder

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he will talk to Justin Upton, who was not running hard down the line when Marlins second baseman Yordany Valdespin bobbled his grounder in the eighth inning of Monday's 3-1 loss


7/22/2014 | Andrelton pulls off another magic trick with glove

Trying to describe Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons's defensive wizardy Monday night is almost impossible with words.


7/21/2014 | Marlins' Turner returns to rotation vs. Braves' Minor

The second game of the Marlins-Braves series at Turner Field on Tuesday night will feature starters -- Jacob Turner and Mike Minor -- who have spent the majority of their seasons struggling to find a foothold on the mound.


7/21/2014 | Maddux's work ethic, determination root of success

Greg Maddux said he never thought much about his place in history or the Hall of Fame. But he'll enter Cooperstown on Sunday as a slam-dunk selection, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time.


7/21/2014 | Walks bite Braves in 10-inning loss to Marlins

Craig Kimbrel escaped a ninth-inning jam, but Shae Simmons couldn't duplicate the magic in the 10th as the Braves dropped a 3-1 decision to the visiting Marlins on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series. Julio Teheran tied his career high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings.


7/21/2014 | Medlen, trainers to share PLAY message with youth

As Kris Medlen make his way back from Tommy John surgery in March, health is on his mind. He, along with Braves trainers Jeff Porter and Jim Lovell, will share that focus with others by teaming up with the Taylor Hooton Foundation in a National PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday morning at Turner Field.


7/21/2014 | Gattis gets right back in the action off disabled list

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez wasted no time putting Evan Gattis back in the lineup once the club activated the slugger from the disabled list on Monday afternoon and optioned fellow catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett.


7/21/2014 | Bethancourt proves worthy of role, just not yet

As long as his back cooperates, Evan Gattis will continue serving as the Braves' primary catcher. But Christian Bethancourt spent the past three weeks giving the organization confidence that he is ready to assume that role when necessary.


7/20/2014 | Fredi expects Gattis to be in Monday's lineup

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is counting on Evan Gattis to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time for Monday's series opener against the Marlins.


7/20/2014 | J. Upton's status uncertain after being hit by pitch

Justin Upton exited Sunday's game with left triceps soreness after Kyle Kendrick plunked him with an 88-mph sinker in the third. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is hopeful, but uncertain if Upton will be available to start on Monday.


7/20/2014 | Simmons' impressive homerless streak snapped

Shae Simmons faced 492 batters in his professional career since the Braves drafted him in the 22nd round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft before Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins became the first Major Leaguer to take him deep.


7/20/2014 | Santana raises awareness for chikungunya virus

Ervin Santana informed his more than 85,000 Twitter followers of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus that has taken hold of his native Dominican Republic. His parents, his sister, his grandmother and several other family members have been just a few of the 251,880 infected.


7/20/2014 | Marlins look to claw back into division race

With a four-game set against the first-place Braves at Turner Field on tap, Miami has a chance to climb the ladder as Tom Koehler takes on Julio Teheran.


7/20/2014 | Big hits back Wood's excellent start to take series

Tommy La Stella capped a four-run third with a bases-loaded double that was more than enough for starter Alex Wood, who held the Phillies in check as the Braves cruised to an 8-2 victory on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.


7/20/2014 | After callup, Shreve gets first taste of Majors

The Braves wasted no time welcoming left-hander Chasen Shreve to the big leagues on Saturday night. The rookie made his Major League debut against Phillies slugger Ryan Howard in the seventh and struck him out.


7/19/2014 | Slow starters look to right ship in rubber match

Kyle Kendrick and Alex Wood have both struggled in early innings this season, and they square off as the Phillies take on the Braves in the series finale at Turner Field on Sunday afternoon.


7/19/2014 | Venters rehabs, throws in back-to-back days

Left-hander Jonny Venters threw for the first time on Friday since he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in early June. He also threw on Saturday, a workout consisting of 20-25 throws from 60 feet.


7/19/2014 | Braves hope for healthy Gattis to be back Monday

Evan Gattis (back) remains on track for a potential Monday return after catching five innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday night. He is slated to serve as the designated hitter on Sunday after catching six to seven innings on Saturday.


7/19/2014 | Braves option Avilan and promote fellow lefty Shreve

The Braves on Saturday optioned struggling lefty Luis Avilan to Triple-A and promoted fellow southpaw Chasen Shreve from Double-A.


7/19/2014 | Harang drops pitchers' duel to Hamels, Phillies

Aaron Harang stayed with Cole Hamels through six scoreless innings, but the Braves fell, 2-1, on Saturday night at Turner Field to even the series.


7/19/2014 | Draft signing deadline passes without incident

Major League Baseball's Friday deadline for clubs to sign players selected in this year's First-Year Player Draft passed rather quietly in Atlanta. Each of the club's top 11 selections signed by June 26.


7/18/2014 | Gonzalez manages for first time without Uggla

For the first time in eight seasons, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will lead a team without Dan Uggla. Atlanta cut ties with the struggling veteran second baseman, releasing him on Friday afternoon.




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