4/1/2015 | After final spring outing, Teheran looks forward to Opening Day
Julio Teheran's final start of the Grapefruit League season proved to be much more frustrating than he had hoped. But after surrendering four home runs during Wednesday's 9-2 loss to the Phillies at Bright House Field, the Braves right-hander had no choice but to begin looking forward to the chance to start anew during Monday's Opening Day start against the Marlins in Miami.
4/1/2015 | Benson seizing opportunity to claim Braves bench spot
Over the past couple weeks, Joe Benson was primarily recognized as the guy who had the misfortune of being hit in the head by a Craig Kimbrel fastball during an intrasquad Minor League game. But if Benson continues to make the most of his unexpected opportunity, he is going to have a much more interesting story to tell.
4/1/2015 | McKirahan claimed off waivers from Marlins
By claiming left-handed reliever Andrew McKirahan off waivers from the Marlins on Wednesday, the Braves provided a clearer picture of who might be in their bullpen when the regular season begins on Monday.
4/1/2015 | Benson hits first spring homer; Teheran closes spring
Joe Benson has never officially been in Major League camp, and he did not make regular appearances in Grapefruit League games until this week. But the 27-year-old outfielder enhanced his surprising bid for an Opening Day roster spot with the opposite-field homer he hit off Hamels in the second inning.
4/1/2015 | Freeman the key for Braves as leader, face of team
The fact that Freddie Freeman stands as the cornerstone of the Braves' franchise has given Jonny Gomes even greater reason to believe he has the responsibility to consistently motivate the All-Star first baseman, who at 25 years old has already established himself as the player who can most significantly impact the success Atlanta experiences through the early portion of the next decade.