R.A. Dickey has repeatedly said he has not been concerned with the results he has garnered during the Grapefruit League season. But the Braves knuckleballer certainly gained a much-welcome confidence boost as he moved toward the regular season with the good start produced during Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Mets at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.
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Mauricio Cabrera and Armando Rivero arrived at Spring Training with a realistic possibility to earn a spot in Atlanta's bullpen. But it now appears both of these right-handed relievers could begin the season on the disabled list.
Michael Conforto homered before R.A. Dickey settled into a groove and Rafael Montero provided five strong innings as the Mets claimed a 3-0 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.
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Blaine Boyer's attempt to make Atlanta's Opening Day roster ended when the Braves released him on Saturday morning. But there's still a chance the veteran reliever will return to the organization to begin the upcoming season with Triple-A Gwinnett.
Julio Teheran took advantage of an early opportunity to get his competitive juices flowing when he produced a strong start for Colombia during the World Baseball Classic. Now, the Braves ace can begin looking toward his next significant assignment -- his fourth consecutive Opening Day start.
When the Braves came to Spring Training, they knew (barring injury) exactly how their starting lineup and rotation would look at the start of the regular season. They were confident they had enough depth to construct what could be an effective bullpen and also cognizant of the fact that their bench might be a problem.
When Mauricio Cabrera exited Monday's ugly appearance against the Marlins, the Braves were hoping the hard-throwing reliever might just need to make a few mechanical adjustments. But it now looks like Cabrera's recent struggles might have been influenced by a fatigued or injured right elbow.
Who do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Matt Boyd and Julio Teheran put on a pitching duel Friday afternoon at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, but JaCoby Jones hit a walkoff single to score Dixon Machado and send the Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the Braves in the back half of their home-and-home Grapefruit League set.
The Braves' farm system is one of the top rated in Major League Baseball. In 2017, the Braves are planning to show fans coming to brand new SunTrust Park just what kind of first-rate quality Atlanta's actual farms and farmers can produce.
When Freddie Freeman concludes his career, he likely won't have vivid memories of too many of the home runs he has hit during Spring Training. But there's a good chance he'll remember the one he hit immediately after he and Justin Verlander exchanged smiles in the midst of a long battle.
Justin Verlander experienced little trouble against Atlanta's projected normal lineup, and Jaime Garcia did his part to create the pitchers' duel that evolved before Adam Walker hit a walk-off single against Daniel Stumpf to give the Braves a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Thursday night at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.
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With Ender Inciarte back from a World Baseball Classic experience that he hopes will help him avoid the first-half struggles he experienced last year, the Braves have a chance to spend Spring Training's final week getting a feel for their projected normal lineup.
As Adonis Garcia missed a little more than a week's worth of games while battling a sore left hamstring, he was able to keep his reflexes sharp as he completed hitting and fielding drills that did not require him to run.
Will the Braves add a couple of bench pieces? Who might be a target for the last outfield spot? Mark Bowman addresses fan questions in the latest Inbox.
Ozzie Albies spent the past couple of weeks proving he has overcome the fractured elbow suffered in September. But the Braves' No. 2 prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com, will now head to Minor League camp with a bruised knee.
Mike Foltynewicz, recently announced as the Braves' fifth starter, continued an impressive Grapefruit League season on Tuesday. Stretched out to 76 pitches (48 strikes) against the Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Foltynewicz went five innings, allowing six hits and one run. He walked one and struck out two in Atlanta's 3-1 loss.
In the only matchup of the spring between the two National League East rivals, the Nationals defeated the Braves, 3-1, Tuesday afternoon at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Ryan Zimmerman and Emmanuel Burriss led the way with two hits and a run apiece.
For the Braves, home sweet home never looked better. Five of the next seven Grapefruit League games will be played at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, and that will give the regulars that final fine-tuning while others get much needed at-bats without the concern of whether to take those lengthy bus rides across the state of Florida.
Marcell Ozuna homered and promising prospect Brian Anderson extended R.A. Dickey's frustration during a four-run fourth inning that propelled the Marlins to a 9-3 win over the Braves on Monday afternoon at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.
If forced to immediately make a decision, the Braves would likely open this season with an eight-man bullpen. But with Opening Day two weeks away, they still have plenty of time to evaluate the wisdom of that plan, which would leave them shorthanded on a potentially weak bench.
Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com will be visiting all 30 camps this spring. Today, we check in on the Atlanta Braves.
Before Julio Teheran allowed four runs over five innings in Atlanta's 5-2 loss to the Cardinals, the Braves announced he would start on Opening Day for the fourth straight year.
As part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Braves camp, it was No. 4 prospect Kolby Allard (MLBPipeline.com's No. 54 overall prospect).
Right-hander Lance Lynn scattered four singles through five scoreless innings and Matt Adams hit his fourth homer and scored twice, leading the Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Braves on Sunday at Champion Stadium.
If any young Braves have been looking for models of consistency this spring, they need not look further than first baseman Freddie Freeman and right-handed setup man Arodys Vizcaino.
Although the Tigers proved too much for the Atlanta offense to overcome in the Braves' 7-5 loss Saturday, their fifth, sixth and seventh hitters certainly did their part.
Braves right-hander Bartolo Colon isn't concerned about the results of his recent trips to the mound, but that doesn't change the fact that he's been roughed up in similar fashion in two consecutive starts.
On Friday, Braves manager Brian Snitker had said rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson would return to the lineup Saturday against the Tigers at Champion Stadium. But on Saturday morning, plans had changed: Swanson would play in a Minor League game on the back fields instead of the game versus Detroit, which Atlanta lost, 7-5.
The Tigers capitalized on an apparent miscue to score four runs in the second inning en route to a 7-5 win over the Braves on Saturday at Champion Stadium.