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3/4/2015 | Hart hits reset button on Braves' franchise

John Hart hit the reset button on the Atlanta Braves, but is still expecting to contend while restarting -- not rebuilding -- the franchise.


3/4/2015 | Minor scratched Sunday with left shoulder tightness

The Braves scratched pitcher Mike Minor from his scheduled started on Sunday with left shoulder tightness


3/4/2015 | Young states case for starting center-field job

The Braves signed Eric Young to be an extra outfielder, but his role could be expanded with the injury to Melvin Upton Jr., and his speed and defensive ability.


3/4/2015 | Teheran eager to face challenge of being Braves' ace

Slated to make another Opening Day start, Julio Teheran is eager to accept the challenge issued by Alex Wood, who will push the veteran right-hander for that honor.


3/4/2015 | Gonzalez to juggle Braves' spring lineups

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will spend the spring jumbling his lineup to get a feel for what his new players can offer.


3/4/2015 | Wandy makes pitch for rotation spot

Wandy Rodriguez took his first step to try and win a rotation spot and the Braves swung the bats well early in their Spring Training opener against the Mets.


3/3/2015 | Former reliever Meyer hired as rehab coordinator

A little more than 10 years after trading him to the A's in the deal that brought Tim Hudson to Atlanta, the Braves have given Dan Meyer the responsibility of monitoring the progress made by many of their pitchers who are sidelined for extended periods.


3/3/2015 | Peraza set to showcase talent in bid for roster spot

Now that the Braves' coaching staff has had a chance to watch Jose Peraza progress through the early days of his first big league camp, they find themselves among those debating when the heralded top prospect should make his Major League debut.


3/3/2015 | No regrets: Ruiz happy choosing baseball over football

Tyrell Jenkins did not know that he and Rio Ruiz shared the distinction of having passed on the opportunity to be a quarterback for one of college football's elite programs. But he was well aware of Ruiz's baseball prowess long before the two were united as part of the impressive prospect crop the Braves brought to this year's Spring Training.


3/3/2015 | Multiple southpaws vying for spot in Braves' bullpen

When Luis Avilan concluded his successful 2013 season, it appeared he was positioned to extend his role as one of Atlanta's valuable late-inning relievers. But after enduring routine frustration and a second-half demotion to the Minors last year, he finds himself as just one of the left-handers -- along with the likes of James Russell and Josh Outman -- competing for a spot in the Braves' bullpen.


3/3/2015 | Fredi: Spring competitions beneficial to club's growth

Though he is not among the many players in Braves camp fighting for a roster spot, Jonny Gomes will not simply be going through the motions as he collects plate appearances and reunites himself to the left-field position during the Grapefruit League season.


3/2/2015 | Spring pitching order offers hint at Braves' rotation plan

Less than a year after Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy suffered season-ending elbow injuries approximately 24 hours apart, the Braves are not going to announce their rotation plans during the first week of March. But the club indicated their plans when they announced who will serve as starters through the first five days of the Grapefruit League season.


3/2/2015 | Miller, Wood among 23 Braves to sign 1-year deals

Starting pitchers Shelby Miller and Alex Wood both received slight raises, as the Braves agreed to terms on one-year deals with each of the 23 previously-unsigned members of their 40-man roster who have not yet gained arbitration-eligible status.


3/2/2015 | Brave words: Monday, March 2

Though Andrelton Simmons has shown steady improvement since reporting to Spring Training with a sore left oblique muscle, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he plans to take the precautionary route by not playing Simmons during the first few games of Spring Training.


3/2/2015 | 'Eager' prospect Jenkins grabs front office's attention

Braves president of baseball operations John Hart and manager Fredi Gonzalez were among the many members of the organization who seemingly made a point to watch Tyrell Jenkins complete his live batting practice session on Monday.


3/2/2015 | Courageous teenager works out with Wood, Braves

As he has undergone multiple surgeries to remove a foot-long tumor from his spine and continued to play high school sports with titanium rods in his back, Thompson Ritter has maintained a passion for baseball that was enriched when he accepted Alex Wood's invitation to work out with the Braves during Monday's practice.


3/1/2015 | Rodriguez to make start in Braves' spring opener

The battle for the fifth spot in the Braves' starting rotation will pick up when Wandy Rodriguez makes the start in the team's Spring Training opener Wednesday against the New York Mets.


3/1/2015 | Brave words: Sunday, March 1

A collection of notable quotes from the Atlanta Braves following Sunday's workout.


3/1/2015 | Youngster Murphy impressing behind the plate

Eddie Perez has a knack for picking out diamonds in the rough during Spring Training. This year, he picked catcher Tanner Murphy as his player to watch this spring.


3/1/2015 | Cunningham confident in ability to compete for CF job

Todd Cunningham accepts that he was not given the gift to impress scouts with his speed or power, but has the confidence to be fundamentally sound if chosen to fill the center-field void in Melvin Upton Jr.'s absence.


3/1/2015 | Johnson working on regaining old form

Chris Johnson is hoping to forget last season's frustrations and regain his 2013 form when he contended for the batting title by making a mechanical adjustment to his swing.