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Led by Max Fried, Braves should once again have stellar starting rotation

The 2023 Braves can expect to win every night because of their rotation, and it starts with ace lefthander Max Fried - who finished second in NL Cy Young voting last season. → Read More

Braves prevail over pitcher Max Fried in salary arbitration

In 2023, Max Fried will make $13.5 million – the figure the club filed – instead of the $15 million he sought in his third year of arbitration. → Read More

Braves legend Andruw Jones gains ground but still misses Hall of Fame

Andruw Jones authored an incredible career full of accomplishments, including an impressive string of Gold Glove Awards and a ton of home runs. During his prime, he was arguably the best center fielder in the game. → Read More

Braves say they have leaders who will step up after departure of Dansby Swanson

A couple hours after the news broke, Kyle Wright tried to recall his initial reaction to it. → Read More

Report: Chip Caray to leave Braves for Cardinals

Chip Caray, the television play-by-play broadcaster of the Braves on Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast, is leaving to take a similar position with the Cardinals, according to a report in The Athletic. → Read More

Braves haven’t anointed Vaughn Grissom, but they believe in him

How will the Braves replace Dansby Swanson? Will they be worse? Can they really rely on a 22-year-old to fill the spot? Are the Braves doomed? Let’s make something clear: Regardless of what happens, Vaughn Grissom is going to be Vaughn Grissom. → Read More

Braves hope motivation from last year’s exit leads to different outcome

Hours after the Braves held a press conference to announce Michael Harris’ contract extension in August, Mike Soroka recalled the times years ago when he talked to his minor league teammates about how the Braves had to win a World Series somewhere between 2020 and 2022. → Read More

Braves fans can audition live for team’s open PA announcer job at Braves Fest

The Braves, who are in search of a new public address announcer, will allow Braves Fest guests to audition live before submissions close Sunday. → Read More

The inside story of how Braves became enamored with outfielder Luis Guanipa

The Braves gave Luis Guanipa, the Venezuelan outfielder, $2.5 million on the first day of the international signing period. He headlines their international class this year, and they’re excited about what he brings, both with his tools and his makeup. → Read More

Who could start at left field and DH for the Braves? Here are some possibilities

The Braves' core means that most positions are set in the starting lineup. One that seems up for grabs: left field. Along with that, designated hitter also will be interesting to follow because it could go numerous ways. → Read More

Former Braves outfielder Adam Duvall signs with Red Sox

Former Brave Adam Duvall and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. With performance bonuses, Duvall could make as much as $10 million. → Read More

Venezuelan outfielder Luis Guanipa headlines Braves’ international signings

Atlanta signed 17-year-old Venezuelan outfielder Luis Guanipa. He is the highest-profile prospect of the 21 international signings announced by the team as the first day of the signing period concluded. → Read More

Braves agree to contracts with all arbitration-eligible players except Max Fried

The Braves and Max Fried could not come to an agreement on a contract for 2023 before Friday’s deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures. The Braves and Fried presumably will head to an arbitration hearing in the near future. → Read More

Braves set dates for pitchers and catchers to report, first workouts

Braves pitchers and catchers report Feb. 13 and will have their first workout Feb. 16. The club will hold its first full-squad workout Feb. 21. The Braves open their Grapefruit League schedule Feb. 25, when they host the Red Sox in North Port. → Read More

Braves fan-favorite Luke Jackson signs with Giants

As it turns out, the last official pitch Luke Jackson threw for the Braves came on Oct. 30, 2021, in Game 4 of the World Series versus the Astros. He threw a scoreless inning, adding to a postseason performance that further endeared him to Braves fans. → Read More

Former Braves GM John Coppolella has lifetime ban lifted

Former Braves general manager John Coppolella had his lifetime ban by Major League Baseball lifted. The move comes more than five years after Coppolella was banned in the fallout of an international signing scandal on Nov. 21, 2017. → Read More

By extending Sean Murphy, Braves continue utilizing their method

If you include the club options on contracts of Ronald Acuña and Ozzie Albies, the Braves have those two, plus Matt Olson, Austin Riley, Michael Harris, Spencer Strider and Sean Murphy locked up through at least 2027. In theory, this should give the Braves a chance to contend for a World Series every year. → Read More

Braves sign new catcher Sean Murphy to six-year contract

On the day he acquired catcher Sean Murphy, Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos admitted something: He gave up a lot for Murphy. And that is never easy. → Read More

Braves bring back Jackson Stephens on split contract

The Braves on Monday announced they signed Jackson Stephens to a one-year, non-guaranteed split contract. Stephens will make $740,000 if he’s in the majors in 2023. → Read More

Dansby Swanson nearing deal with Chicago Cubs

It appears the Braves will lose a fan-favorite player for the second time in as many years. → Read More