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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...

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 eager to fill leadership void on young Braves staff

Feb. 11, 2020 2:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — 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. The 36-year-old Hamels, who signed an $18 million, one-year deal ...

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...