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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton leaves the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

RHP Charlie Morton returns to Braves, but memories are scant

Nov. 25, 2020 7:07 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton is back with the team where his big league career started. Not that he's got a lot of memories from that rookie season with the Atlanta Braves. “That was 11 years ago,” Morton said Wednesday. Actually, it was 12. “I don't remember a whole lot about it,"...

FILE - Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton sits in the dugout after pitching against the Baltimore Orioles in a spring training baseball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. The Atlanta Braves have added another veteran arm to their rotation by signing two-time All-Star Charlie Morton to a $15 million, one-year deal. The signing comes after left-hander Drew Smyly signed an $11 million, one-year deal with the Braves on Nov. 16. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves boost rotation, sign Morton for a year at $15 million

Nov. 24, 2020 3:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were looking for more than just experience and depth when they signed two-time All-Star Charlie Morton to a $15 million, one-year deal Tuesday. As was the case when the Braves recently signed another veteran for the rotation, Drew Smyly, general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona walks in the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington.  Francona has assembled his coaching staff for 2021, but it won't include his longtime friend and bench coach Brad Mills. Francona, who missed much of this past shortened season with significant health issues, will replace Mills with DeMarlo Hale. The 59-year-old Hale joins the Indians after spending the past two seasons with the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Indians manager Francona feeling better, excited for 2021

Nov. 23, 2020 5:31 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona's feeling more fit and a little feisty. That's welcome news for the Cleveland Indians. After missing most of this past season with significant health problems, Francona said Monday that he's stronger physically and looking forward to managing again in 2021, his ninth season...

San Francisco Giants' Drew Smyly throws against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Smyly became the first of the 181 free agents to switch teams when he agreed Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, who are looking to bolster a rotation that was depleted by injuries and disappointing performances. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

LHP Drew Smyly, Braves agree to $11 million, 1-year contract

Nov. 16, 2020 7:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Left-hander Drew Smyly became the first of the 181 free agents to switch teams when he agreed Monday to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, who bolstered a rotation that was depleted by injuries and disappointing performances. The 31-year-old pitched seven games last...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a grand slam to center field during the fourth inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, Nov. 12, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed “please don’t take me.” (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Braves' Freeman wins NL MVP, White Sox slugger Abreu gets AL

Nov. 12, 2020 9:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As opening day finally approached, Freddie Freeman had far bigger concerns than perfecting his swing and practicing his scoops. Just being able to walk a few steps was hard enough. “It wasn't the way I wanted to start, with COVID,” the Atlanta Braves first baseman said....

A photo, date not known, provided by the Atlanta Braves via the Los Angeles Angels shows Perry Minasian. Minasian has been named the Los Angeles Angels' general manager. The Angels announced the hiring of the Atlanta Braves' assistant general manager on Thursday. Nov. 12, 2020, to replace Billy Eppler. (Kevin Liles/Atlanta Braves via Los Angeles Angels via AP)

Angels hire Braves' Perry Minasian as new general manager

Nov. 12, 2020 7:25 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Perry Minasian once served as a batboy for the Texas Rangers when they made road trips to Angel Stadium. He's headed back to Anaheim three decades later as the Los Angeles Angels' general manager. The Angels announced the hiring of the Atlanta Braves' assistant general manager...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman wins NL MVP award.

Nov. 12, 2020 6:53 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman wins NL MVP award.

AP source: Braves' Minasian is frontrunner to be Angels GM

Nov. 12, 2020 1:28 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Los Angeles Angels are expected to choose their new general manager Thursday, and Atlanta Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian is the frontrunner. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because...

Tomlin re-signs with Braves, guaranteed $1.25 million

Nov. 11, 2020 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Josh Tomlin is staying with the Atlanta Braves, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $1.25 million. Tomlin has a $1 million salary next season, and the deal announced Wednesday includes a $1.25 million club option with a $250,000 buyout. He had a $1 million salary...

Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million option declined by the Braves

Oct. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million club option for 2021 has been declined by the Atlanta Braves, making him eligible for free agency. O’Day receives a $250,000 buyout, completing a deal originally set to guarantee $2.5 million. He had a $2.25 million salary this...