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Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz throws at spring training baseball camp on North Port, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves' Foltynewicz ready to put 2019 season behind him

Feb. 27, 2020 3:09 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — When Mike Foltynewicz was asked how long it took him to get over his nightmarish start in Game 5 of the NL Division Series, he said “two or three days.” The Atlanta Braves pitcher said he quickly turned his attention to wife Brittany, son Mike and daughter Lola. They...

Toronto Blue Jays' Nate Pearson delivers a pitch during live batting practice at a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Hard-throwing Pearson one of many talented young Blue Jays

Feb. 27, 2020 3:07 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays already have an intriguing young lineup with Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio hoping to build off promising 2019 seasons. A hard-throwing pitching prospect could be joining them in the big leagues soon. Right-hander Nate Pearson had a...

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) smiles before taking batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, 'Field of Dreams' game highlight 2020 MLB schedule

Feb. 27, 2020 12:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Nationals defend their first championship. The Houston Astros take on, well, the world. Major league baseball comes to Iowa — and returns to London. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: THURSDAY, MARCH 26 St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds: Nick...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman practices his sliding technique using the new sliding matts on the team's agility field during spring training on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves' Freeman says elbow OK, hopes to play next week

Feb. 27, 2020 9:26 AM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Freddie Freeman hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves lineup next week after his surgically repaired right elbow swelled and forced him out of action a few days ago. The four-time All-Star had three loose bodies removed from his elbow in October to address years-long pain that...

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mark Melancon throws at baseball spring training camp in North Port, Fla., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin heals from playoff injury, Braves boast deep bullpen

Feb. 25, 2020 3:02 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — It’s still painful for reliever Chris Martin to talk about what happened in the playoffs. Game 1 of the NL Division Series last year. The 6-foot-7 reliever entered in the eighth inning against St. Louis with the Braves leading 3-1. After throwing his warmup pitches, Martin...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman practices his sliding technique using the new sliding matts on the team's agility field during spring training on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves' Freeman sidelined by right elbow irritation

Feb. 25, 2020 12:15 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman wasn't in the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday because of irritation in his right elbow. Freeman felt discomfort Monday and again Tuesday. “We're trying to nip in the bud,"“He's been throwing balls and doing things,” Braves...

Altuve booed, nicked by pitch in spring debut for Astros

Feb. 25, 2020 3:06 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freedie Freeman and the team take batting practice while preparing to play the Baltimore Orioles in a spring baseball game at the Braves new facility CoolToday Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in North Port, Fla.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs stolen

Feb. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels works against a San Diego Padres batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Diego.  The Atlanta Braves need new veteran leadership for a rotation that has lost Julio Teheran and Dallas Keuchel. Left-hander Cole Hamels is eager to fill the void as pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Hamels rejoins Braves, shoulder still healing

Feb. 22, 2020 3:20 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels rejoined the Atlanta Braves just in time for their spring training opener. The injured left-hander is still a ways off from using the mound at the club's new spring home, though. Hamels signed an $18 million, one-year deal with Atlanta this offseason but informed the...

Atlanta Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk, center, and members of the Atlanta Braves baseball team honor baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, third from right, front, with a street named after him outside CoolToday Park, the spring training baseball facility of the Braves, in North Port, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Aaron on hand as 'World Series or nothing' Braves ramp up

Feb. 18, 2020 4:41 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Nothing like a little encouragement from Hammerin' Hank himself to show the way at spring training for the Atlanta Braves. The Braves welcomed Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron to their first full-squad workout and named a street for him at their new complex Tuesday, starting off a...