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  1. 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?

  2. Craig Kimbrel made up some clever t-shirts for the new-look Braves

    Feb 28, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT

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    After trading the likes of Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, and Evan Gattis as well as adding a handful of veteran free agents, the Braves have a ton of new faces in camp this spring.

  3. Craig Kimbrel is messing with a changeup

    Feb 27, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Because he wasn’t dominant enough as it was.

  4. Braves reliever Shae Simmons undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Feb 12, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

    Shae Simmons Getty

    A tough break for a promising young arm.

  5. Braves add Jose Veras to their suddenly aged bullpen

    Feb 10, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT

    Jose Veras

    Veras is the fifth veteran reliever that new GM John Hart has added to the mix since the start of the offseason.

  6. Braves sign former All-Star closer Matt Capps

    Feb 10, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Capps was a closer for the Pirates, Nationals, and Twins, totaling 137 saves from 2007-2012.

  7. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Grand Hyatt

    HardballTalk is on the scene in San Diego for baseball’s annual free agent and trade bacchanalia.

  8. No one wants to trade for Jonathan Papelbon

    Nov 30, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon has been among the best closers in the game but the Phillies are generating very little trade interest in the right-hander.

  9. The Braves are rebuilding, apparently

    Nov 13, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

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    Could that make this man their left fielder? And if so, are there enough antacids in the world for me to endure it?

  10. Video: Phillies fans mocked Craig Kimbrel on Saturday night

    Sep 28, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    Phillies fans made fun of Craig Kimbrel on Saturday night, but the closer got the last laugh as he recorded saves in each of the Braves’ final two games of the season against the Phillies.

  11. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  12. Aroldis Chapman’s fastball could make some history

    Aug 31, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    Aroldis Chapman has had a great season, as usual, but he could do something no pitcher has done since the implementation of pitch-tracking technology in 2006.

  13. Video: Andrelton Simmons protects the Braves’ late lead with an amazing play at shortstop

    Aug 27, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Andrelton Simmons kept the Braves’ late lead intact with this ridiculous play Wednesday night against the Mets …

  14. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 9, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Tommy La Stella AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday in MLB, including a long-awaited win for the Braves.

  15. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 25, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

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    It was a day of blowouts and fine pitching performances.

  16. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  17. Jonny Venters gets platelet-rich plasma injection

    Jun 18, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Braves' Venters walks back to mound after allowing a run on a single by Phillies' Ibanez during eighth inning of their MLB National League game in Atlanta

    Jonny Venters is making his way back from undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in May of last year, but the Braves setup man had to shut his throwing program down last week due to soreness.

  18. Blue Jays send strikeout machine Steve Delabar to Triple-A

    Jun 17, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    Munenori Kawasaki; Esmil Rogers; Steve Delabar

    Toronto has called up utility man Munenori Kawasaki from the minors for some infield depth and in a surprising move they demoted right-hander Steve Delabar to Triple-A to make room for him on the roster.

  19. Craig Kimbrel passes John Smoltz for save record with Braves

    Jun 7, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel Getty

    Craig Kimbrel converted the 155th save of his career last night, passing John Smoltz for the Braves record.

  20. 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.

  21. Craig Kimbrel struggles in return from right shoulder issue, apologizes for reaction to being pulled

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Craig Kimbrel was called on Saturday for the first time since complaining of discomfort in his shoulder last Monday. The appearance did not go smoothly.

  22. Jeff Samardzija says he wants a big-money contract to help future players

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija unselfishly wants to get paid. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

  23. Craig Kimbrel throws, says his shoulder feels “great”

    Apr 16, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was unavailable to pitch on Monday because of soreness in his right shoulder. But it’s apparently only a minor issue and he expects to be fine going forward.

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

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    The Braves-Phillies game was GONZO with a capital X. In no small part because Dan Uggla was the hero.

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