Justin Toscano, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Justin Toscano

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Justin:

Sean Murphy and Eli White, friends since minor-league days, reunite in Braves camp

NORTH PORT, Fla. — Sean Murphy’s locker sits on one end of the Braves’ clubhouse at CoolToday Park. Eli White’s locker is not far from it. → Read More

Bally Sports South/Southeast will broadcast 149 Braves games in 2023

Bally Sports and Bally Sports Southeast will televise 149 Atlanta Braves games during the 2023 regular season, which will also mark the debut of new play-by-play broadcaster Brandon Gaudin. → Read More

Ronald Acuña ready for WBC, Charlie Morton’s offseason, Ian Anderson’s response

On Monday, Ronald Acuña Jr. – and Eddie Rosario – will depart spring training for their respective WBC teams. Acuña will play for Team Venezuela, while Rosario will suit up for Team Puerto Rico in the tournament. → Read More

Eddie Rosario believes he’s past the vision issues that derailed his 2022 season

One can almost sense the relief in Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario’s voice as he explains why this spring is different. After all he went through last season, he finally feels free of what held him back. → Read More

Braves manager Brian Snitker on Ozuna: ‘Marcell is gonna be on our team’

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Let’s get something out of the way first. → Read More

Prospect update: Blake Burkhalter on Tim Hudson’s impact, a new pitch and more

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Last July, the Braves drafted right-hander Blake Burkhalter. Around seven months later, he’s in big-league camp as a non-roster invitee and is preparing for his first full season of professional baseball. → Read More

Max Fried, Spencer Strider and Sean Murphy make spring debuts

Truth be told, Monday held no pressure for Max Fried or Spencer Strider, who made their Grapefruit League debuts. Fried pitched the first two innings, and Strider tossed the next two. Neither allowed a run. → Read More

Braves notes: Austin Riley’s adjustment, Kolby Allard’s lessons and more

Braves third baseman Austin Riley hopes to take one big plate adjustment into the 2023 season. → Read More

Braves fall victim to pitch clock as charged strike ends spring game vs. Red Sox

NORTH PORT, Fla. — On the final pitch of the Braves’ Grapefruit League opener versus the Red Sox, the Braves fell victim to the new pitch timer. → Read More

Braves’ Kyle Wright feels ‘very encouraged’ after first spring bullpen session

NORTH PORT, Fla. — Fresh off throwing his first bullpen session of spring training, Braves pitcher Kyle Wright was happy with the results. → Read More

Music is Braves pitcher Spencer Strider’s big hobby

Spencer Strider taught himself how to play the guitar and eventually played in a middle-school band with his buddies. Nowadays, he consumes multiple albums a day, he said. → Read More

After offseason shoulder surgery, Ozzie Albies rounding into shape as spring training continues

NORTH PORT, Fla. – In the middle of October, Ozzie Albies underwent right shoulder surgery – which he called “just a regular clean-up” – to address the pain he had experienced for a couple of years. → Read More

Eli White hopes offensive tweaks help him earn spot on Braves’ roster

Over the offseason, White, acquired from Texas for cash, worked hard on swing changes and mechanical adjustments that he believes could put him in a better position to succeed as a hitter. → Read More

How Joe Jiménez regained confidence after two rough seasons

Playing winter ball in Puerto Rico - and learning how to keep simple - helped new Braves reliever re-focus on just 'doing my thing' on the mound. → Read More

Braves reliever Nick Anderson not trying to chase past self

Braves reliever Nick Anderson hopes to be his best again, but he understands he can’t do it by desperately trying to replicate the past. → Read More

Braves’ Vaughn Grissom wants to keep proving his believers right

The Braves’ shortstop position is one of the most polarizing storylines in spring training. Everyone has an opinion. There is a certain section of the fan base – and it might be growing – that strongly believes in Grissom’s ability to replace Dansby Swanson and ensure shortstop is not a story in the future. → Read More

Year 2 provides more comfort for Braves first baseman Matt Olson

After last year's whirlwind spring training, things are going much more smoothly for Matt Olson, which has been nice for him. → Read More

Braves’ Kirby Yates: ‘I do believe that I can still go out there and be elite’

For Braves pitcher Kirby Yates, this spring feels much different – physically and mentally – than last year. He is far past the Tommy John surgery and its rehab. → Read More

Braves announce minor-league coaching staffs

The Braves on Friday announced their minor-league coaching staffs and roving coordinators for the coming year. → Read More

No team logo for Fred McGriff on Hall of Fame plaque

Fred McGriff has chosen not to have a team logo on his Hall of Fame plaque, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced Friday. → Read More