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8/27/2015 | Inbox: Examining Braves' offseason plans

Will Atlanta fill left field with an internal option or a big free agent? How about the bullpen? Will assistant general manager John Coppolella be there to help? Beat reporter Mark Bowman has answers in the Inbox.

8/27/2015 | Braves lay first bricks at SunTrust Park

Hank Aaron and Freddie Freeman were among those at SunTrust Park on Thursday morning to ceremonially lay the first bricks that will be used to build the Braves' new state-of-the-art stadium that is set to open at the start of the 2017 season.

8/27/2015 | Miller's winless rut reaches record level

For the first time since May 23, Braves right-hander Shelby Miller seemed to have everything he needed Wednesday night to end the most frustrating span of his young career. But an ugly seventh inning extended his winless streak to an Atlanta-record 18 consecutive starts.

8/26/2015 | Rox storm back in 7th to stun Braves' Miller

Jose Reyes' two-run triple capped a four-run seventh inning that extended Shelby Miller's winless streak to 18 starts and propelled the Rockies to a 6-3 win over the Braves on Wednesday night at Turner Field.

8/26/2015 | Braves eye Olivera for expanded roster

The Braves are looking forward to introducing Hector Olivera to the Major Leagues. Before doing so, they want to give the 30-year-old Cuban third baseman a chance to immerse himself in professional baseball in the United States and make up for time lost while recovering from a strained left hamstring.

8/26/2015 | Yanks' McCann excited to return to Atlanta

On Friday, Yankees catcher Brian McCann -- a Georgia native who grew up a Braves fan -- will return to Atlanta to face his former team for the first time since he signed with the Yankees as a free agent after the 2013 season. The Braves and Yanks are meeting for the first time since 2012.

8/25/2015 | Braves lament miscues against Rockies

Adonis Garcia steadily quieted doubts about his glove after he was given a chance to spend most of this month filling the void created when the Braves traded third baseman Juan Uribe to the Mets. But the 30-year-old Cuban was humbled on Tuesday night, when he committed three errors, two of which led to the four unearned runs the Rockies tallied in a 5-1 win over the Braves at Turner Field.

8/25/2015 | Moylan happy Medlen made his MLB return

Though they are separated by distance, Peter Moylan and Kris Medlen have continued to savor their strong friendship, which was enriched as they spent last summer and most of this past offseason pushing each other toward their current satisfaction.

8/25/2015 | Tandem in left proves all right for Braves

On Monday night at Turner Field, left field was the difference, as Jonny Gomes started and had a huge night at the plate, then Michael Bourn came in for defense in the eighth and made a key play to help preserve the Braves' 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

8/24/2015 | Bettis, Foltynewicz square off at Turner Field

The Braves and Rockies continue their three-game series at Turner Field on Tuesday night. Fireballing right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.06 ERA) takes the ball for the Braves, while the Rockies counter with righty Chad Bettis (5-4, 4.88).

8/24/2015 | Braves snap skid as Teheran quiets Rox

Julio Teheran went 7 1/3 strong innings and Atlanta's beleaguered bullpen held on as the Braves beat the Rockies, 5-3, on Monday night at Turner Field, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

8/24/2015 | Bethancourt recalled, will see playing time

Monday afternoon at Turner Field, rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt admitted he could barely contain his emotions when he found out he was being recalled by the Atlanta Braves.

8/23/2015 | Growing pains contribute to Braves' road woes

Somewhere in the near future, the Braves hope to look back on this year and remember it as the one that allowed them to consistently field championship-caliber clubs. Unfortunately, the reconstruction process has put them in a position where they must endure their current frustrations, which were extended on Sunday, when they concluded a winless seven-game road trip with a 9-3 loss to the Cubs.

8/23/2015 | Rookies make coffee run in full uniform

Instead of just sitting around the dreary visitor's clubhouse at Wrigley Field on Sunday morning, the Braves had some fun by sending a group of rookies to the coffee shop across the street to get an array of drinks while in full uniform.

8/23/2015 | Seitzer helps Simmons with discipline at plate

Andrelton Simmons's stubbornness and lack of patience have added to the challenge he has encountered while attempting to be a more consistent offensive threat. But as he has shown better plate discipline this season, the Braves Gold Glove shortstop has seemingly benefited from the relationship he has formed since being introduced to his new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer during Spring Training.

8/23/2015 | De La Rosa, Teheran set for opener

The Rockies will look to continue their success this season against Atlanta on Monday, when the two teams open up a three-game series at Turner Field. Colorado will send left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (7-5, 4.50 ERA) to the hill opposite the Braves' Julio Teheran (8-6, 4.32 ERA).

8/23/2015 | Cubs' 5-HR game completes sweep of Braves

Four Cubs homered -- including two from Kris Bryant -- while Jason Hammel allowed two runs across 6 1/3 innings as Chicago defeated the Braves, 9-3, on Sunday at Wrigley Field to complete the series sweep. It marks the fourth sweep for the Cubs this season, the first time they have accomplished such a feat since 1945.

8/22/2015 | Russell's controversial game-tying HR looms large

Addison Russell knew the wind had been blowing out at Wrigley Field since the Braves had come to town on Thursday. So when he hit a ball off Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry into left field in Saturday's 9-7 win against Atlanta, he knew it had a chance of landing in the stands.

8/22/2015 | Swisher homers from both sides to tie record

Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate for the 14th time in his career, matching Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira for the most in Major League history. But the pair of two-run shots he provided were not enough in the Braves 9-7 loss to the Cubs.

8/22/2015 | Braves trade Young to Mets for cash

This season certainly has not gone as well as Eric Young Jr. had hoped. But the veteran center fielder gained some encouraging news on Saturday, when he learned the Braves traded him to the Mets for cash considerations.

8/22/2015 | Vizcaino looking like new pitcher out of 'pen

Arodys Vizcaino exited Spring Training wearing the embarrassment of a performance-enhancing drug suspension and having the reputation of being a hard-throwing reliever whose impressive radar gun readings were tarnished by his high walk totals. Five months later, Vizcaino finds himself in a much different position.

8/22/2015 | Hammel to square off vs. Wisler as Cubs eye sweep

Cubs manager Joe Maddon wants his team to play greedy, as he calls it. He doesn't want them to be content with where they sit. When the Cubs go for the four-game sweep against the Braves in the series finale on Sunday afternoon, Maddon wants to make sure the Cubs aren't complacent if they fall behind or jump out ahead.

8/22/2015 | Cubs sink Braves behind back-to-back homers

Miguel Montero and Jorge Soler greeted their former teammate Edwin Jackson by opening the eighth inning with back-to-back home runs, giving the Cubs a 9-7 comeback win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

8/21/2015 | Miller staying positive despite tough-luck run

If Shelby Miller's ERA does not rise over the remainder of the season, he will accomplish something that only Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine have done among Braves pitchers dating back to 1990. But if he doesn't claim a win in his next start, Miller will also find himself mentioned in the same breath as Jo-Jo Reyes.

8/21/2015 | Markakis showing signs of power returning

Though Nick Markakis has totaled just two home runs this season, he has spent the past month providing indication that he is steadily regaining some of the power potential that he lost after undergoing neck surgery in December.

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