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  1. Padres clear Melvin Upton to begin a rehab assignment

    May 15, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Upton has been on the disabled list all season with a foot injury.

  2. Carlos Quentin is retiring at age 32

    May 1, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Always productive, always hurt.

  3. Mariners sign Carlos Quentin to minor league contract

    Apr 22, 2015, 8:33 PM EDT

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    He’ll head to Triple-A Tacoma initially, but Dutton thinks Quentin could be a “quick promotion candidate.”

  4. Video: Watch Kris Bryant get his first major league hit and RBI

    Apr 18, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant, one of baseball’s top prospects, earned his first major league hit and RBI on Saturday afternoon against the Padres.

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

    Apr 16, 2015, 7:09 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Reverse mohawks and farts in cars. With all of the openers and home openers and hoopla over with, yep, we’re settling into the regular season nicely.

  6. Derek Norris says Angel Pagan “was just being kind of a d***head”

    Apr 10, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

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    There’s a right way and a wrong way to throw your gum away.

  7. Craig Kimbrel’s Padres debut was . . . ok

    Apr 8, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

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    He featured a 97 m.p.h. fastball and a curveball that clocked 86 and dropped off the friggin’ table.

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

    Apr 7, 2015, 6:20 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Opening Day — real Opening Day, not that phony baloney Sunday night rebop — happened yesterday.

  9. Jason Grilli is going to be the Braves’ closer

    Apr 6, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT

    Jason Grilli

    Craig Kimbrel he ain’t, but saves aren’t exactly the Braves’ biggest concern.

  10. Carlos Quentin designated for assignment by the Braves

    Apr 6, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT

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    He’s never going to actually play for Atlanta.

  11. The Padres just didn’t need Craig Kimbrel

    Apr 6, 2015, 1:55 AM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    With necessities still required, the Padres pulled off a whopper of a trade for a luxury.

  12. Braves likely to designate Carlos Quentin for assignment

    Apr 5, 2015, 9:35 PM EDT

    Carlos Quentin

    Carlos Quentin shouldn’t go apartment-hunting in Atlanta.

  13. Braves trade Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, Jr. to the Padres

    Apr 5, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    With hours to go until Opening Night, the Padres swung another big trade, choosing the Braves yet again as a partner.

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Braves reliever Shae Simmons undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Feb 12, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

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    A tough break for a promising young arm.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. 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.

  24. 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?

  25. 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.

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