. Chipper Jones is back at Braves spring training, in uniform, and the former third baseman and future Hall of Famer was as candid as ever when he talked with reporters about the state of the rebuilding team and its emphasis on restocking the organization with young talent.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Julio Teheran will make a modest $3.3 million in this, the third year of a six-year, $32.4 million contract he signed before the 2014 season. While still being paid similar to what a back-end-of-the-rotation starter makes on some large-payroll teams, Teheran is the questioned ace of the Braves staff.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There arguably weren't 15 more important pitches in the first two days of Braves camp than the ones thrown by Mike Foltynewicz Sunday morning in his first bullpen session of spring training.
We've entered the Year of Goodbye. The Braves and Falcons are set to depart their respective homes after their respective 2016 seasons. The Hawks may soon seek temporary housing while Philips Arena is reconfigured. Atlanta hasn't been very good at winning championships, but we lead the world in stadium-building.
A torn Achilles is nothing. Jason Grilli knows that to be truth. Coming back at the age of 39 to try to reclaim the Braves closer's job with a fresh scar on his left heel and a clubhouse full of young, live arms all around him? Nothing.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Glance around the crowded Braves spring-training clubhouse and you'll notice several lockers on the major league side of the room that are being shared by two prospects apiece, and the pairings and location of those lockers are anything but coincidence.
When he's not working at a ballpark or riding a bus in the Southern League, Garey Ingram loves to spend time on lakes casting lines or on the golf course. Other than his two years of playing at Middle Georgia, the baseball life is all Ingram has known since graduating from Columbus High in 1988.
Barring injuries or other unexpected developments, the Braves plan to have Freddie Freeman at first base and Nick Markakis in right field for almost every game in 2016 and have newcomer Ender Inciarte as the primary center fielder -- at least until prospect Mallex Smith is ready, at which point they could possibly share the duties.
When Braves pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 19, followed by the rest of the team's position players Feb. 24, they'll do so with great anticipation among themselves and some ardent fans.
ATLANTA -- The father of a 6-year-old girl whose skull was shattered by a foul ball at Turner Field has raised the stakes in his lawsuit against the Atlanta Braves: He has added Major League Baseball as a defendant even as the league is recommending extensions to safety netting at all 30 ballparks next year.
This is August 2014 video of the multiple agencies who responded in August 2014 to a house fire on Winifred Lane in Columbus where a mother and her infant child were found dead. Rosella “Mandy” Mitchell,32, and her 6-month-old son Dylan Conner were found dead at the scene. Brandon Conner, who was Mitchell’s boyfriend and Dylan’s father, has been charged in their deaths. Conner’s indictment alleges that he stabbed Mitchell in the throat and torso with a knife, and that he also killed the infant, though the child’s fatal injuries are not specified. Conner faces two counts of malice murder, two of felony murder, and one each of aggravated battery, using a knife to commit a crime and first-degree arson. His malice murder charges allege he deliberately killed his girlfriend and child, and his felony murder counts accuse him of killing the mother and infant while committing the felony offense of aggravated assault. District Attorney Julia Slater intends to pursue the death penalty in this case.
Looking Back: Man accused in August 2014 deaths of Dylan Conner and Rosella Mitchell in court for pretrial motions
Sister of David Pollard honors him through song
Adrienne Pollard urges young people to make the most of their lives
Broken sewer main creates detours for motorists on Warm Springs Road