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Atlanta Braves catchers Travis D'Arnaud, left, and Shea Langeliers do agility drills to loosen up for baseball spring training Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves' d'Arnaud has smooth transition, reunion with Fasano

Mar. 5, 2020 1:03 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — When Sal Fasano managed the Double-A New Hampshire Blue Jays in 2011, he quickly saw how well one of his catchers talked with the pitchers. Travis d’Arnaud. Just 22, he sounded much older. As a former catcher who played in 427 major-league games, Fasano noted how well...

Atlanta Braves pitchers, from left, Shane Greene, Mike Foltynewicz and Max Fried loosen up at spring training baseball camp in North Port, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves lefty Fried focuses on mental approach for boost

Feb. 15, 2020 5:56 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Max Fried throws a firm fastball and features a sharp curve, keys to a breakout season last year with the Atlanta Braves. Moving ahead, he's focusing on a few other factors that aren't so easily apparent. Fried has been working on meditation. He believes in visualization. He...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto, center, celebrates with teammates during a rally following a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over Houston Astros in Washington. The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, along with slugger Soto. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

NL East teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 12:23 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Atlanta Braves Manager: Brian Snitker (fifth season). 2019: 97-65, first place, lost to Cardinals in...