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ATLANTA (AP) -- Brian McCann would like to be behind the plate on opening day and beat the projections which have him missing the start of the season.
Even so, the Braves catcher realizes he must be cautious in his return from major surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
McCann said Wednesday "things are ramping up" midway through his six-month rehabilitation schedule. He began throwing last week and started running two weeks ago.
After making six straight All-Star teams, McCann struggled last season as he tried to play through the injury. He hit only .230, almost 50 points below his career average.
McCann is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the season. He says his goal is to convince team doctors in spring training otherwise.
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As is typically the way of the baseball off season, this one has had it's share of interesting stories. But, one of my favorites is one involving Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. Tucked away in a nice little piece in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the 2011 National League Rookie of Year is this.Kimbrel got married Dec. 1. The honeymoon in the Dominican Republic...
The Braves pulled it off. Justin Upton will be joining his brother B.J. Upton in the Braves' outfield in 2013. Surprisingly though, the Braves traded their would-be third baseman Martin Prado to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the deal. Here's how the deal breaks down, courtesy MLB.com's Mark Bowman and...
Source: Braves get Justin Upton and Chris Johnson from D-backs for Prado, Delgado, Ahmed and Spruill.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) January 24, 2013
On why Prado was expendable:
Prado under club control for only one more season. Asked for $7.05M in arg, #Braves offered $6.65M. Eligible for free agency end of year.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 24, 2013
On a frosty winter day, the Atlanta Braves started getting ready for the rites of spring - tossing around baseballs and jumping into the batting cage to take a few swings at Turner Field.
It may seem hard to believe, but spring training is just a few weeks away.
Among those turning out for the informal workouts Tuesday with temperatures in the low 40s: closer Craig...
ATLANTA (AP) -- B.J. Upton is excited about the possibility of a family reunion in the Braves' outfield.
He signed a five-year, 75.25 million contract with Atlanta in November. After hearing the Braves may be pursuing a trade with Arizona for his younger brother, Justin Upton, B.J. said on his Twitter account: "Please don't tease me like this... Would be a dream come...
Justin Upton and B.J. Upton accomplished a rare feat last season when they both cracked their 100th career home run on the same night. If they repeat any milestones going forward, it could be while both wear the same uniform.
The Braves and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that will send Justin Upton to Atlanta, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Justin Upton will now...
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a
deal that will send Justin Upton to Atlanta in exchange for a package of
players, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
players are agreed to in Justin Upton trade. pending physical
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 24, 2013
Heyman notes that the package of players heading to Arizona
The Braves likely will never be able to match of the production of their first Atlanta outfield, which featured Hank Aaron, Felipe Alou and Rico Carter in 1966. However, their new trio of Jason Heyward and the Upton brothers may someday make its mark as well. Two months after signing center fielder B.J. Upton away from the Tampa Bay Rays as a free agent, the Braves acquired younger...
The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta and Arizona will exchange seven players.
Arizona will recieve Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill and Brandon Drury from the Braves. Atlanta will receive Chris Johnson in addition to Upton.
Upton, 23, compiled a .289/.369/.529 line last season while hitting 31 home...
In a seven player trade, the Atlanta Braves have acquired OF Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Also coming to Atlanta will be 3B Chris Johnson who will have some BIG shoes to fill for Chipper Jones who has finally retired. The Braves will ship a package to Arizona including 3B/OF Martin Prado, SP Randall Delgado, SS Nick Ahmed & P Zeke Spruill. The Braves...
The sports landscape is going to be about brothers for awhile. The Harbaugh brothers will be squaring off in the Super Bowl and the media will latch onto the “brother against brother” storyline. You’re going to hear a lot about that. Another pair of brothers made baseball news, however, as the Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton and Chris Johnson, sending Martin Prado, Randall...