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8/26/2014 | Seven Braves prospects set to compete in AFL

Kyle Wren, Edward Salcedo and Aaron Northcraft headline the list of seven Braves prospects who will compete in this year's Arizona Fall League. They will be part of the Peoria Javelinas club that will employ Triple-A Gwinnett's Garey Ingram as its hitting coach.


8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.


8/25/2014 | Graham offers Braves options in role on mound

Given J.R. Graham's sharp command and good control, and his experience in multiple pitching roles, the Braves have the luxury of being able to use his high-powered fastball and secondary pitches as a starter or reliever, depending upon the team's needs.


8/24/2014 | Wood aims to give Braves another deep start vs. Mets

Alex Wood will head to the mound when the Braves open a series against Dillon Gee and the Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field. Atlanta is in the hunt for an NL Wild Card spot.


8/24/2014 | Harang falters in fourth during loss to Reds

Braves righty Aaron Harang gave up three runs during a fourth inning in which the veteran right-hander had a mental lapse in a 5-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. The Braves scored two runs and had the bases loaded in the ninth, but Justin Upton hit into a forceout to end the game.


8/24/2014 | Gosselin, La Stella learning together in Majors

Though a scenario in which two young players are getting time at the same position can be competitive, with each trying to earn a lion's share of the playing time, the Braves' Phil Gosselin and Tommy La Stella understand they're contributing in a way that's best for the club.


8/24/2014 | Harang takes on former club in series finale

Braves starter Aaron Harang returns to Great American Ball Park on Sunday to face his former club, against whom he owns a 2.16 ERA in four starts. Atlanta trails the Giants by one game for the second NL Wild Card spot.


8/23/2014 | Braves miss out on chance to gain in Wild Card

Ervin Santana allowed one run on four hits over seven strong innings, but his counterpart, righty Mike Leake, silenced Atlanta's bats as the Braves fell, 1-0, to the Reds on Saturday night at Great American Ball Park. With the loss, the Braves fell to seven back in the NL East and remained one game back for the second Wild Card.


8/23/2014 | Fredi has checklist for handling no-hitters

Braves starter Mike Minor allowed his first hit with two outs in the eighth inning on Friday, and manager Fredi Gonzalez then turned to his bullpen. But had Minor not allowed the hit, how much further would Gonzalez have let him go in the game?


8/23/2014 | Walden checks in with injured friend Richards

After Angels right-hander Garrett Richards' left knee buckled beneath him as he ran to cover first base on Wednesday against the Red Sox, causing him to be carted off the field in a stretcher, he received a text message from his friend, Braves reliever Jordan Walden.


8/23/2014 | Chasing Giants, Braves turn to Santana vs. Reds

As the Braves fight for a National League Wild Card spot, they can count on some stability from Ervin Santana, who will try to help Atlanta erase its one-game deficit for the second NL Wild Card when the Braves take on the Reds on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.


8/22/2014 | Braves win in 12th after Minor flirts with no-no

Mike Minor tossed 7 2/3 no-hit innings before yielding a game-tying single to Billy Hamilton, but a two-run homer by Justin Upton in the12th lifted the Braves to a 3-1 win over the Reds on Friday night at Great American Ball Park.


8/22/2014 | Braves focused on themselves, not other clubs

The Braves are in the postseason hunt, but they're trying to avoid too much scoreboard watching.


8/22/2014 | Russell benefits from not being lefty specialist

Left-handed reliever James Russell struggled in his first few outings after being acquired by the Braves in a July 31 trade with the Cubs, seeing his ERA on the season balloon from 3.51 to 3.93 in the process.


8/21/2014 | Latos looking to turn things around for Reds

Braves starter Mike Minor hopes to continue his rebound effort opposite Mat Latos, who aims to halt the Reds' six-game losing streak on Friday night in Cincinnati.


8/21/2014 | Rout keeps streaking Braves on pace in race

Atlanta's bats were booming again in Thursday's series opener with the Reds, backing a strong outing by Julio Teheran with a five-run third inning en route to an 8-0 victory at Great American Ball Park.


8/21/2014 | Braves win challenge on catch in outfield

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez successfully challenged a play on a shallow fly ball to left field in the top of the third inning of the Braves' series opener against the Reds on Thursday. The call was overturned and Heyward was ruled safe at first with a single.


8/21/2014 | Wood eager to push past hard-luck losses

Six of the Alex Wood's nine losses this season have come in starts in which he allowed two earned runs or fewer, and Wednesday's no-decision was his second this season when allowing no more than two earned runs.


8/21/2014 | Braves, Reds set to square off amid postseason hunt

Julio Teheran gets the call as the Braves open a four-game series against David Holmberg and the Reds on Thursday night at Great American Ball Park.


8/20/2014 | Braves have mixed results in challenges vs. Bucs

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gained a potentially important out when he successfully challenged Angel Hernandez's call on a pickoff move during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.


8/20/2014 | Uptons help support Jackie Robinson West team

Along with being among the many who have participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton can take pride in the fact that they are part of the group of Major Leaguers who have allowed many of the members of the Jackie Robinson West team to be joined by their parents at the Little League World Series.


8/20/2014 | Braves consider next steps for Bethancourt, Peraza

Though they were both placed on the disabled list this week, Christian Bethancourt and Jose Peraza stand among the candidates who will be evaluated as the Braves decide who to add to their expanded roster in September.


8/20/2014 | With discomfort in shoulder, S. Simmons given rest

When this week began, the Braves thought Shae Simmons might be just a few days away from rejoining Atlanta's bullpen. But they are now simply hoping Simmons eventually overcomes the right shoulder ailment that has forced him to be shut down again.


8/20/2014 | Braves unable to hold early lead, fall in ninth

After allowing the Pirates to tie the game with a pair of eighth-inning runs, the Braves suffered a 3-2 loss that ended their five-game winning streak and served as an unfitting result for starter Alex Wood.


8/19/2014 | Gattis wows teammates with monster blast

Evan Gattis has caused a number of jaws to drop while displaying his incredible raw power during batting practice the past couple of years. Occasionally, he does the same in a game.




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