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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

At 61, ‘late-bloomer’ Brian Snitker savors shot as Atlanta Braves manager

Let’s face it, Brian Snitker had pretty much given up on his dream. He always wanted to be a big league manager. But with his career in baseball approaching four …


Braves’ infielder Sean Rodriguez has shoulder surgery

Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez has had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The Braves said Wednesday the procedure was performed on Tuesday by Dr. James …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Mariners acquire RHP Shae Simmons, OF Mallex Smith from Braves, designate former Gonzaga pitcher Cody Martin for assignment

The Mariners have made yet another trade, acquiring right-hander Shae Simmons and outfielder Mallex Smith from the Atlanta Braves for left-handed pitching prospects Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows.


Lindgen agrees to deal with Braves worth $1,025,000

Left-hander Jacob Lindgren, making a comeback from Tommy John surgery, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves worth $1,025,000.


MLB notes: RA Dickey agrees to $8M deal with Braves

Former N.L. Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract, adding a 42-year-old knuckleballer to a thin rotation as the …


Braves name Snitker manager for 2017

Brian Snitker finally was given his most-cherished prize for four decades of service to the Atlanta Braves. Snitker was hired by the Braves as their full-time manager on Tuesday, rewarded …


Fate of Hank Aaron statue unclear with Braves moving

The Atlanta Braves say they still do not know if the Hank Aaron statue will be moved from its current home at Turner Field to the team’s new SunTrust Park, …


Chipper Jones returning to Braves as special assistant

Chipper Jones is returning to the Atlanta Braves in a front office position he describes as “dipping my toe back into the water.”


Photo: Snapshot: Brock Holt hits for cycle

Brock Holt of the Boston Red Sox tips his cap during the Red Sox’ 9-4 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday in Boston. Holt hit for the cycle with a double …


MLB Notes: Rockies finalize deal with veteran catcher Nick Hundley

The Colorado Rockies bolstered their defense and provided their young pitching staff with an experienced veteran behind the plate Monday when they finalized a $6.25 million, two-year contract with catcher …


StL gets veteran outfielder

Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game …


MLB notes: Braves select John Hart as president of baseball operations

The Atlanta Braves made John Hart their president of baseball operations, the team announced Thursday. With Hart accepting the newly created title, the Braves no longer are looking for a …


In brief: Rafal Nadal upset by qualifier at China Open

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal was upset by big-hitting qualifier Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the China Open on Friday in Beijing. The second-seeded Spaniard …


Oakland still in control

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top A.L. wild card …


Eliminated Braves cut ties with GM

MLB: The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren. The move was announced Monday by team president John Schuerholz, one day after the team was eliminated from the N.L. …


Mariners defeat Braves

Without wavering, Chris Young will say it each time he is asked: Individual wins are not important to him. It’s about the team’s success, the veteran right-hander says, going to …


Felix goes eight innings, allows one run in M’s victory over Braves

SEATTLE – The suspense is largely gone, the mystery long ago faded. When Felix Hernandez pitches for the Seattle Mariners this season, two things are nearly guaranteed: He will go …


MLB notes: Streaking Braves finding different ways to win

The Atlanta Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the N.L. East with their best two-week stretch of the season. The Braves were off on …


Hisashi Iwakuma dazzles as Mariners blank Braves

Lloyd McClendon’s unusual lineup left the Seattle manager answering questions about his team’s scoring potential.


John Buck’s 2-run HR powers Seattle past Atlanta

John Buck downplayed his recent power surge against the Braves as simply taking advantage of the odds.


MLB Notes – White Sox’s Jose Abreu wins AL Player, Rookie of the Month

One month into the season, the Chicago White Sox are gradually earning their fans’ trust, if not their patronage, one Jose Abreu home run at a time. Abreu’s hitting tear …


MLB notes: Braves, Chris Johnson agree to $23.5M, 3-year deal

Braves third baseman Chris Johnson gets to keep his dream job for another three years. Atlanta was the team he cheered for while growing up in South Florida, and he …


MLB notebook: Braves have an abundance of starting pitching

As they entered the season, the Atlanta Braves were hoping to just hang on through the first month while they waited for Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd to join a …


Braves honoring Aaron on anniversary of 715th HR

ATLANTA – Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record on April 8, 1974. The 40-year anniversary of his 715th homer provides a different …


Baseball notebook: Braves, Kimbrel agree to deal

The Atlanta Braves locked up a key piece of their foundation Sunday by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel. “We are very excited to …


Dodgers rout Braves for 2-1 series lead

Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot and Los Angeles routed the Atlanta Braves 13-6 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five …


Upton picks Atlanta

Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks. The Braves also get third baseman …


Braves pay for Upton

A person familiar with the deal says free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a five-year contract worth $75.25 million, the largest free-agent contract in franchise …


Braves’ Heyward struggles through brutal season

ATLANTA – When the Atlanta Braves posted the lineup Friday for their game against the New York Mets, Jason Heyward’s name was missing. In his place, a career minor leaguer …


Power drought has teams running more often on basepaths

ATLANTA – Lou Brock caught everyone’s attention when he stopped by Turner Field before a game this week. Hmmm, maybe the Go-Go Braves were looking for yet another guy who …