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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...

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, right, and bench coach Walt Weiss watch from a golf cart as the pitchers and catchers get loose during spring training baseball camp Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez says he's healthy, feels good

Feb. 13, 2020 3:18 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Felix Hernandez turned around with surprise as he sensed media waiting to engage him. “You want to talk to me?” the new Atlanta Braves pitcher asked. Yes. Former Cy Young winners have a way of drawing interest. Hernandez’s presence is one of the early sub plots...

An employee from Atlanta Peach Movers, loads baseball equipment, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Atlanta, as the Atlanta Braves prepare to depart for spring training. Braves pitchers and catchers will report to the team's new spring training home in North Port, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 12. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves looking to settle new OF mix, third-base competition

Feb. 7, 2020 12:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he isn't motivated by another try for a rare 40-40 season. The bigger goal is to give the Braves their first postseason series win in almost 20 years. The 22-year-old Acuña hit 41 home runs and stole 37 bases last season. He sat out the last week of the...

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...

File-This July 30, 2019, file photo shows Atlanta Braves shortstop Johan Camargo throwing out Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick at first base on his ground ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Washington. Camargo sees an open path to a second chance to be the Atlanta Braves' starting third baseman. After hard lessons in a demotion to the minors last season, Camargo has renewed motivation to make the most of this second opportunity.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Camargo determined to seize second chance at 3B for Braves

Jan. 25, 2020 3:07 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Johan Camargo has a second chance to be the Atlanta Braves' starting third baseman. Camargo's renewed motivation to make the most of this opportunity comes after hard lessons learned in a demotion to the minors last season. His commitment shows with a renewed commitment to conditioning this...