Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 3/28/13
Atlanta wrapped up exhibition play in the Grapefruit League Thursday with another pitching gem. Their 20-15 record is only the third time since the Braves moved to Atlanta that they have won 20 games in Spring Training, having done so previously in 1994 and 2009. The Braves had a successful spring due in part to the crushing offense of winter acquisition Justin Upton, rookie Evan Gattis, Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons. Braves pitching continued to display the kind of dominance they are known for with the phenomenal spring performance of Julio Teheran, multiple scoreless innings pitched by Paul Maholm, continued consistency of Eric O’Flaherty and convincing big league relief work by Cory Gearrin. And if Grapefruit League action is any indication, the Braves will put impressive defense on display with each outing of the 2013 season, led by the dynamic shortstop Andrelton Simmons and rounded out by the speedy outfield of Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward. Before a recap...
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