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  1. Phil Gosselin needs thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    May 18, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT

    Phil Gosselin, Andrelton Simmons

    Gosselin has played well in a part-time role this season.

  2. Braves place Chris Johnson on DL with hand fracture; call up right-hander Mike Foltynewicz

    Apr 30, 2015, 10:46 PM EDT

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    Chris Johnson suffered a left hand fracture Thursday and was placed on the disabled list. Mike Foltynewicz will take his place on the active roster and is set to join the starting rotation Friday against the Reds.

  3. Video: Andrelton Simmons made a ridiculous throw from shallow left field

    Apr 11, 2015, 9:55 AM EDT

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    Andrelton Simmons doing Andrelton Simmons things.

  4. 2015 Preview: Atlanta Braves

    Mar 27, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The Braves had one of the stranger off-seasons, both adding and subtracting players while also attempting to rebuild. How bad will they be in 2015?

  5. Danny Espinosa is giving up switch hitting

    Feb 8, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Danny Espinosa

    Danny Espinosa will bat right-handed exclusively in 2015.

  6. The Giants have talked to the Braves about a trade for Justin Upton and Chris Johnson

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    It’s a decent match on paper, but neither club is “overly optimistic” that a deal will ultimately get done.

  7. UPDATE: Frank Wren likely to be fired by the Braves, Fredi Gonzalez likely to stay

    Sep 22, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

    Fredi Gonzalez

    It looks like Frank Wren is gonna take the fall for the Braves’ collapse.

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Bow and Arrow

    You never shoot your arrows . . . when you’re sitting at the table. There’ll be time enough for shootin’ . . . when the game is done.

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 14, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Jacob deGrom

    The last baseball that counts for a few days. Enjoy it, folks.

  11. The umpires let the Mets challenge a “neighborhood play” last night. They’re not supposed to do that.

    Jul 8, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    Neighborhood play

    Hey, here’s a neat idea: let’s challenge non-challengable plays to see if they should be challenged! Could be cool?

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 10, 2014, 6:28 AM EDT

    Lonnie Chisenhall

    Lonnie Chisenhall went 5 for 5 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI. Mercy.

  13. Chris Johnson was removed from Friday’s game after throwing a tantrum

    May 24, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

    Chris Johnson Getty

    Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has had a problem keeping his emotions in check.

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 20, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT

    Indians walkoff

    Two wins for Ohio teams, both in extra innings, both games decided by homers. Ohio is clearly the home of magical performers turning in clutch performances.

  15. Brian McCann and Carlos Gomez are now friends

    May 9, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Crols Gomez Brian McCann

    Once enemies, Carlos Gomez and Brian McCann are now friends.

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Twins Celebrate

    Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action

  17. Braves announce contract extension with Chris Johnson

    May 2, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Making official what was reported last night, the Braves and third baseman Chris Johnson have agreed to a three-year, $23.5 million contract extension that includes a $10 million team option for 2018.

  18. Report: Braves, Chris Johnson agree to three-year extension

    May 1, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

    Chris Johnson Getty

    The Braves and third baseman Chris Johnson have reportedly agreed to a three-year extension with a club option for 2018.

  19. Update: Luis Avilan loses Aaron Harang’s no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning

    Apr 18, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

    Aaron Harang

    One of the most unlikely pitchers to throw a no-hitter is working on a no-hitter.

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  21. 2014 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Towers Gibson AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Can the Diamondbacks withstand the injury to Patrick Corbin and get over the .500…

  22. Jason Heyward bought his teammates PS4’s

    Mar 14, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Jason Heyward has earned just over $5 million over his Major League career, and recently inked a two-year, $13.3 million contract extension with the Braves. The outfielder is spreading the wealth, as he bought each of his teammates a Playstation 4, a gift for winning the NL East title last season. On the box is…

  23. 2014 Preview: Atlanta Braves

    Feb 28, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Atlanta Braves. The Big Question: Can the Braves follow up on a 96-win season and defend their NL East…

  24. Will the Braves be able to lock up their core?

    Feb 2, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    The Braves’ winter full of arbitration cases was an indication of the problems lurking just beyond the horizon — their core of young, talented players is starting to get very expensive, and inching ever closer to free agency. The organization has been among the more thrifty in Major League Baseball lately, keeping a payroll below…

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