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Past articles by David:

A’s trade star catcher Sean Murphy to Braves in 3-way deal with Brewers: Did Oakland get a fair return?

The 2016 third-round draft pick slashed .250/.332/.426 with 18 home runs last season. → Read More

‘I see myself in him’: Ronald Acuña Jr. and Juan Soto dish on each other – The Athletic

Acuña and Soto are two of the most dynamic young players in baseball, and they play for rivals in the National League East. → Read More

An oral history: The Year of Acuña, as viewed by those on the inside – The Athletic

Ronald Acuña Jr. had a breakout year for Atlanta, winning the National League Rookie of the Year award and helping leading the Braves to the NL East title. → Read More

A few minutes with Braves phenom Ronald Acuña before his much-anticipated postseason debut – The Athletic

Now the hype will go to a new level as the Braves wunderkind makes his highly anticipated major-league postseason debut Thursday in a division series at Dodger Stadium. → Read More

Hall of Famer Chipper Jones comes through again on the big stage – The Athletic

Chipper Jones comes through again on the big stage, this time with his Hall of Fame induction speech. → Read More

Teheran slammed early, Braves lose game and series to Orioles

Baseball mojo can be a maddening, temperamental thing, and that’s not even taking into... → Read More

Acuna to begin rehab assignment soon

As the denizens of Braves Country eagerly await the return of phenom Ronald Acuna, the energizing ro... → Read More

Sanchez runs into nemesis, Braves lose to Blue Jays

After the surging Braves snapped the Blue Jays’ seven-game winning streak Tuesday, Anibal Sanc... → Read More

Braves’ other Freeman needed this one

TORONTO – As much as the Braves needed a good, long outing from Sam Freeman on Tuesday,... → Read More

Foltynewicz likely to start Sunday; wither McCarthy?

Veteran starter Brandon McCarthy is with the Braves, and they don’t plan to have him sta... → Read More

Camargo leads bottom-of-the-order barrage

TORONTO – It says something for how much deeper and balanced this Braves lineup is that... → Read More

What Soroka, manager said about rookie’s Canadian homecoming

TORONTO -- Braves rookie pitcher Mike Soroka made his fifth major league start and his first in his... → Read More

Camargo grand slam propels Braves toward 11-4 rout of Blue Jays

Another young Braves pitcher learned Tuesday that it’s not easy pitching in front of so many f... → Read More

Anthopoulos Q&A: Back in Toronto with first-place Braves

Braves first-year general manager Alex Anthopoulos is a native Canadian who worked for the Blue Jays... → Read More

Five things about Braves vs. Blue Jays, Soroka vs. Garcia

Braves rookie Mike Soroka, a 20-year-old Canadian, will pitch in Rogers Centre for the first time as... → Read More

With his late mother in mind, Freeman hits home run on emotional day

It’s never easy for Freddie Freeman to play baseball on June 13, a day that is devoted in his... → Read More

Soroka, Freeman lead Braves past Mets

Mike Soroka, the youngest pitcher in the majors, spent a month on the disabled list and faced one of... → Read More

Albies emerging from slump; Inciarte next?

A hitting coach notices a flaw or glitch that has developed in a hitter’s swing or approach, o... → Read More

5 things about Ozzie Albies’ grand slam

Five things to know about Braves leadoff man Ozzie Albies’ sixth-inning grand slam off Paul Se... → Read More

Albies slams Mets as Braves roll in opener

Before Saturday’s game at Dodger Stadium, Braves slugger Freddie Freeman talked... → Read More