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Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman were among the impressive number of Braves position players who already reported to ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex Saturday morning.

Braves counting on Medlen in the bullpen

I have to admit. I wasn't impressed with Kris Medlen the first time I saw him pitch. To be fair, it was his big league debut, so he deserved to be little nervous. So on May 21, 2009, Medlen walked to the Turner Field mound for the first time. The Colorado Rockies were in the opposing dugout and Medlen had been called on to replace starter Jo-Jo Reyes. Remember him? Reyes...

Atlanta Braves: 10 players to watch

The Braves didnt make many changes in the off-season, but that doesnt mean they dont have question marks heading into the start of spring training. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World on Sunday, with the first workout on Monday. The rest of the team will be there by Feb. 24, with the first full squad workout on Feb. 25...

Braves report for spring with mostly same team

The Atlanta Braves decided to stand pat after blowing it last September. Now, they're eager to prove that was the right call. When pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Monday, the Braves will send out largely the same group that played so well for most of the season - then squandered a commanding playoff lead over the final month. The collapse was particularly hard...

Braves Bet on Regression to the Mean

With Spring Training approaching the Atlanta Braves claim to have put their historic 2011 collapse behind them. Unlike their brethren in collapse — the Boston Red Sox — the Braves made very few changes to the team or baseball organization in the wake of the collapse. Significant off-season transactions were limited to the firing of rookie hitting coach Larry Parrish, trading...

2012 Braves Lineup Projections

By Kent Covington Lineup Projections — Pre-spring edition Braves will benefit from a full year of CF Michael Bourn on the basepaths With respect to Christmas lovers everywhere, baseball fans understand that this is in fact the most wonderful time of the year. Pitchers and catchers have officially reported to the Braves spring training complex at Disney’s Wide world of Sports...

Moylan won't rush back from shoulder surgery

Veteran reliever Peter Moylan does now when his surgically repaired right shoulder will allow him to rejoin the Braves' bullpen.

Time for One Last Act of Leadership, Captain

If Varitek elects to retire, Saltalamacchia has a keepsake. In 2007, while with the Atlanta Braves, he asked Varitek to sign a Red Sox jersey. Above his signature, Varitek scribbled a message: “Catch with pride.”That's from this Herald blog piece.Call it a whisper campaign if you like, but I'll say it out loud: it's time to call it a day, Captain."BUT HE CAN...

Hudson has sights set on May return to Braves

Veteran starter Tim Hudson, who underwent back surgery in November, is hoping to be back on the mound with the Braves in May.

Spring training preview for Grapefruit League teams

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