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Hitless in debut, Acuna eager for 'results' Saturday, 24 February 2018, 10:32 pm

Ronald Acuna spent last year proving he is as physically gifted as any of baseball's top prospects. Now as he progresses through his first big league camp, the Braves are getting a feel for how the 20-year-old phenom might deal with the hype and added pressure that he'll face once he reaches the Major League level.

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Newcomb opens spring with strong outing Saturday, 24 February 2018, 10:13 pm

Sean Newcomb began his rotation bid as he allowed one unearned run over one inning during Saturday afternoon's 6-1 loss to the Astros at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

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Allard among top prospect performers Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:48 pm

Braves prospect Kolby Allard was among the top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.

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Braves Opening Day roster spot in Adams' sight Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:33 pm

Lane Adams will never know what might have happened had he pursued his passion to play college basketball. But as he finally finds himself in a big league camp with a legitimate chance to be on an Opening Day roster, he remains thankful to those friends and family members who urged him to continue his baseball career.

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Prospect Pache piquing interest at camp Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:03 pm

Ender Inciarte has won consecutive Gold Glove Awards and Ronald Acuna's glove might be just as impressive as the bat that has earned him the distinction of being one of the game's best prospects. But there are some in the Braves' camp who believe teenager Cristian Pache might be the organization's best defensive outfielder.

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Braves using new gloves in spring opener Friday, 23 February 2018, 5:48 pm

As Dansby Swanson, Ozzie Albies and A.J. Minter arrived at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex early Friday morning, they were among the Braves who were given their new personalized Wilson glove.

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Venters eyes historic comeback with new team Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:14 am

Once a member of the Braves' vaunted bullpen, Jonny Venters is hoping to get one more chance in the bigs after numerous elbow injuries.

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Braves have trio of dark-horse candidates Thursday, 22 February 2018, 2:59 pm

Spring Training also serves as a fertile ground for underdog stories, created by veterans that unexpectedly prove they have something left to offer, or Minor Leaguers who provide every indication they are ready to accept the challenge of competing at the game's highest level.

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Snitker unveils travel roster for first camp trip Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:02 pm

The group representing the Braves in their first three games of the 2018 Grapefruit League schedule are set to make the trip this weekend along Florida's east coast.

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Culberson thrilled to join hometown team Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:43 pm

Perhaps lost in the Braves' winter exchange of substantial contracts with the Dodgers was Atlanta's potential new utility man, Charlie Culberson.

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All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:46 pm

All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.

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Albies' elbow issues a thing of the past in camp Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:25 pm

A refreshed and confident Ozzie Albies has returned to Braves camp thankful that he is no longer dealing with the concerns that surrounded him last year, when he entered Spring Training with some doubts about the fractured right elbow he'd suffered the previous September.

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Resilient Moylan ecstatic to rejoin Braves Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 8:14 pm

Peter Moylan and the Braves agreed to terms on a non-guaranteed Major League deal, the team announced on Monday. To make room for Moylan, the Braves designated right-hander Mauricio Cabrera for assignment.

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Snitker tells players to embrace analytics Monday, 19 February 2018, 10:08 pm

As Braves manager Brian Snitker addressed his players before the team's first full-squad workout on Monday, he told them to embrace the change that occurred over the offseason when MLB's investigation led to the baseball operations department being overhauled.

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Chipper: Acuna is 'way ahead of me' Monday, 19 February 2018, 8:44 pm

Chipper Jones grew up as a Major Leaguer with Andruw Jones and saw plenty of a young Vladimir Guerrero when the Braves shared a Spring Training complex with the Expos in the 1990s. But he's not sure he's ever seen anybody as impressive as Ronald Acuna, the Braves' 20-year-old five-tool outfielder who may be just a couple of months away from his Major League debut.

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MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18 Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:41 pm

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

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20 vision: Can Allard follow Avery's path? Sunday, 18 February 2018, 8:13 pm

Twenty-eight years after Steve Avery burst on the Major League scene as a 20-year-old phenom, Kolby Allard stands as yet another highly touted left-handed pitching prospect who has the potential to join Atlanta's rotation before reaching the legal drinking age.

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Braves struggle to tell Culberson, Swanson apart Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5:37 pm

Baseball twins outside of Minnesota.

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6 reasons Braves are this year's surprise team Saturday, 17 February 2018, 9:26 pm

The Braves are going to give a ton of opportunity to a ton of unproven players this year, particularly in their rotation, and no one is smart enough to know how that goes. It's the ceiling, though, that could make Atlanta this year's surprise team in the National League.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Anthony Castrovince

Minter hoping to prove big league durability Saturday, 17 February 2018, 7:11 pm

Before beginning his candidacy to become one of baseball's top relief pitchers, A.J. Minter must prove he is healthy and durable enough to handle the schedule of big league reliever. Minter will have a chance to do so this year, as the Braves have cleared him to pitch without the usage restrictions that limited his availability both of the past two seasons.

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Huddy impressed with Braves' young arms Saturday, 17 February 2018, 5:36 pm

Tim Hudson has enjoyed watching Mike Soroka, Kolby Allard, Kyle Wright and some of the Braves' other young pitchers experience the early days of Spring Training.

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Swanson: 2017 struggles 'by the wayside' Friday, 16 February 2018, 8:41 pm

Dansby Swanson arrived in Braves camp on Friday with a clear message. "Last year is last year," Swanson said. "That is in the past. I've already kind of reflected, and that is by the wayside."

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Eyes on the prize: Freeman back after Lasik Friday, 16 February 2018, 7:40 pm

As Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman made an early arrival to Spring Training on Friday morning, he anxiously looked forward to testing the physical improvements he made during the offseason. A few months of rest allowed him to regain strength in the left wrist he fractured in May 2017, and the Lasik surgery he underwent in October has positioned him to avoid the dry-eye discomfort his contact lenses had occasionally caused on windy days.

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McCarthy looks to bounce back with Braves Thursday, 15 February 2018, 9:38 pm

Brandon McCarthy has not yet reached the point of his career where he is willing to simply be considered a mentor. But he's certainly more than willing to use his experience to help guide the young pitchers who will join him in Atlanta's rotation this season.

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Should Acuna start with Braves? He thinks so Thursday, 15 February 2018, 7:06 pm

Weighing the short- and long-term benefits, it seems quite obvious that the Braves will wait until the latter portion of April to bring Ronald Acuna to the Major League level. But that doesn't mean the elite prospect won't spend the next six weeks doing whatever he can to further enhance the excitement regarding his eventual addition to Atlanta's roster.

Source: ATL Homepage News ATL Homepage News | Mark Bowman

Eager Acuna 5 days early to camp Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:48 pm

Highly touted prospect Ronald Acuna made another good impression on Braves management as he arrived at Spring Training on Wednesday, five days before the team's position players are required to report to camp.

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Gohara arrives at camp with heavy heart Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 7:58 pm

A jetlagged Luiz Gohara arrived in Braves camp on Wednesday morning with the heavy heart he has carried since December, when he experienced the traumatic pain of literally feeling his father pass away.

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Braves still unlikely to make play for Moustakas Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9:01 pm

The Braves have not ruled out the possibility of acquiring a third baseman before the start of the season. But as has been the case throughout the offseason, they still don't seem to be a potential fit for free agent Mike Moustakas.

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Rotation battle a key storyline at Braves camp Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:42 pm

It's easy to assume Luiz Gohara and Sean Newcomb will win what appear to be the only two vacant spots in Atlanta's rotation. It's also easy to understand why the Braves do not want either of those rookie southpaws to come to camp believing anything is guaranteed.

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'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:44 pm

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Braves' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

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New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in Sunday, 19 November 2017, 6:23 pm

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

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Braves' Top 30 prospects list Monday, 27 February 2017, 6:40 pm

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.

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