Found February 29, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Atlanta Braves right-handed pitcher Tommy Hanson threw Wedesday for the first time since suffering a concussion on February 20th.The 25-year-old didn't report any problems after the mound session and will face hitters for the first time on Friday.Hanson bumped his head on the steering wheel
of his 2007 Infinity M45 that he crashed near the team's spring training facility over a week ago.Hanson posted a record of 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 22 starts for the Braves last season.
BEST OF MAXIM
By Kent Covington
The health of Tommy Hanson, along with fellow starter, Jair Jurrjens, is a major key to Atlanta’s postseason hopes in 2012. The sore shoulder that sidelined him for most of last season’s second half is no longer sore, and the Braves are optimistic that off-season strategic conditioning and retooled pitching mechanics will help keep it that way.
The team was...
Atlanta fans know the Brandon Beachy story. The rest of the baseball world may know it soon enough.
The Braves right-hander Beachy may go from being someone no Braves fan had heard of two years ago, to being the anchor of this year's staff. He made his first major league start in a mid-September game in Philadelphia during the 2010 pennant run.
He was replacing Braves starter...
Players like Chipper Jones don’t come around very often. Jones is entering his 19th full season of an extremely productive MLB career — all of which has been spent in Atlanta. Just a couple months away from his 40th birthday, Chipper’s production has dropped off a bit over the past couple seasons. He was, however, one of the most consistent players in baseball from 1995 to...
Tommy Hanson participated in stretching with his teammates on Tuesday, but that was as far as it could go for the Braves pitcher.
Dale Murphy is still a fan favorite, 22 years after he last played for the Atlanta Braves.
The two-time National League MVP retired in 1993 after parts of three seasons in Philadelphia and one more in Colorado, but remains a Brave at heart.
He and his wife Nancy reside in Alpine, Utah, a small town about 30 minutes south of Salt Lake City.
Murphy, who will be 56 years old on March...
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to be sidelined for at least a week after injuring his right knee in an infield drill on Tuesday.
Freeman attempted to field a low throw and had his kneecap pop out of place. The team said that the injury has happened before for Freeman, who missed a week of action at that time.
The 22-year-old Freeman batted .282 with 21...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to miss at least a week after injuring his right knee.
The 2012 Atlanta Braves look a great deal like the 2011 Atlanta Braves. If we consider only the first five months of last season, that similarity should be immensely encouraging for the current Braves.
Billy Wagner is quite comfortable at home these days. His job description includes hubby, daddy, coach, handyman and occasional lay-about. But the retired former Braves closer nonetheless keeps close tabs on the man who succeeded him, Craig Kimbrel.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Mike Minor will start Saturday afternoon's Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. ET at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex.
Bill Shanks interviews Ben Ingram from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.