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Braves’ Travis d’Arnaud has smooth transition, reunion with Sal Fasano

Travis d’Arnaud is enjoying a smooth transition to Atlanta, where he is expected to share starting time at catcher with Tyler Flowers.

Braves’ Nick Markakis: Everyone on Astros ‘deserves a beating’

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has become the latest big leaguer to tee off on the scandal-ridden Houston Astros.

Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez says he’s healthy, feels good

Felix Hernandez turned around with surprise as he sensed media waiting to engage him. “You want to talk to me?” the new Atlanta Braves pitcher asked.

Cole Hamels, Braves agree $18 million, 1-year deal

Left-hander Cole Hamels agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, one of the more active teams of the offseason.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Braves bolster shaky bullpen, sign free agent LHP Will Smith

The Atlanta Braves made another move to bolster their shaky bullpen Thursday, signing left-hander reliever Will Smith to a three-year, $40 million contract.

Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. “It’s going to take me …

10-spot: St. Louis Cardinals oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest first inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Braves back in Atlanta, where other teams come to celebrate

The Braves are back in the A-T-L for a decisive postseason game. That’s not necessarily a good omen for the home team.

Yadier Molina wins it in 10th as St. Louis Cardinals force Game 5

Yadier Molina pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying single in the eighth inning and lifting a sacrifice fly …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

Braves rally in ninth to beat Cards 3-1, lead NLDS 2-1

Dansby Swanson hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Adam Duvall delivered a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals …

Cardinals’ Ryan Helsley gives thumbs down to Tomahawk Chop chant

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley thinks the Tomahawk Chop chant is insulting, and he was disappointed when it was heard during Game 1 of the NL Division Series against …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Mike Foltynewicz, Adam Duvall lead Braves to 3-0 win over Cardinals

Mike Foltynewicz threw seven dominating innings, Adam Duvall hit a pinch-hit homer and the host Atlanta Braves evened the NL Division Series with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

NLDS: Walker Buehler, Max Muncy lead Dodgers past Nationals; Cardinals hold off late Braves rally

Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers capitalized on mistakes to beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 in …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman healthy for Game 1 of NLDS against St. Louis Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves’ top sluggers say they’re ready for the postseason.

Verdict from postseasons past: Tom Glavine, John Smoltz endorse Atlanta Braves pitching

First, realize that pitching in October is an altogether higher form of the art.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Braves shut down All-Star OF Ronald Acuna Jr. until postseason

The Braves shut down Ronald Acuna Jr. for the remainder of the regular season Wednesday after the All-Star outfielder left their series opener against the Royals with tightness in his …

Ronald Acuna Jr. becomes third player to hit 40 homers at 21 or younger

Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers while 21 years old or younger.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Braves could repeat their 1973 feat: Three players with 40 homers

Not even the 1927 New York Yankees, despite a lineup famously known as “Murderers’ Row,” had three players with 40 or more home runs. They had two, Babe Ruth with …

MLB roundup: Ronald Acuna, Braves pound Nationals, clinch playoff spot

Ronald Acuna Jr. ignited a four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals …

Braves’ Ender Inciarte to miss 4-6 weeks with hamstring strain

Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte says he will miss four to six weeks after straining his right hamstring. It’s the second serious injury this year for Inciarte. He hopes to …

Braves sign Adeiny Hechavarria to fill void at shortstop

The Atlanta Braves have signed Adeiny Hechavarria to fill a void at shortstop with Dansby Swanson still injured and Johan Camargo heading to Triple-A Gwinnett. Hechavarria, a 30-year-old with his …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Braves’ Austin Riley won’t need surgery, Dansby Swanson still rehabbing

Rookie outfielder Austin Riley will not need surgery on his injured right knee and expects to return to the Atlanta lineup in about two weeks. But Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson …

Hank Aaron still fighting for more diversity in baseball

Hank Aaron says his heart was warmed by a visit with 44 top high school players, mostly African-Americans. Aaron has lobbied for efforts to encourage young black athletes to choose …

Shane Greene gets a chance to finish games that matter in Atlanta

After emerging as one of baseball’s top closers, Shane Greene now gets a chance to finish games that really matter. Greene was among three relievers acquired by the first-place Atlanta …

MLB roundup: Josh Donaldson homers in 10th, lifts Braves over Nationals 5-4

Josh Donaldson homered against Sean Doolittle in the top of the 10th, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday to take two …

Johan Camargo’s pinch-hit HR in 10th lifts Braves past Nats 4-3

Johan Camargo had a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday to win their fifth straight series.

Braves place Sean Newcomb on 7-day concussion injured list

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb has been placed on the seven-day injured list for players with concussion symptoms after telling the team he felt uncomfortable following a light workout. Newcomb was …

Braves recall A.J. Minter, put him back in closer’s mix

A.J. Minter is back with the Atlanta Braves after a five-week stay at Triple-A Gwinnett, getting a chance to reclaim the job he lost as closer. Atlanta recalled Minter to …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Dallas Keuchel to join Braves soon, will start Saturday in Triple-A

Left-hander Dallas Keuchel says he doesn’t expect to need much time tuning up in the minors before he joins his new team, the Atlanta Braves. The team confirmed that the …