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Legendary slugger Hank Aaron dies at age 86

Legendary slugger Hank Aaron dies at age 86

Major League Baseball icon Hank Aaron died Friday morning, WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta is reporting, citing his daughter.Aaron, who was a senior vice president for the Atlanta Braves, was 86.The longtimMORE

Braves great Phil Niekro passes away at 81

Braves great Phil Niekro passes away at 81

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, 81, died in his sleep overnight, the Atlanta Braves announced in a statement on Sunday.Niekro had battled cancer, but a cause of death was not reported.”We are heartbrMORE

Ozuna first from NL to win DH of Year award

Ozuna first from NL to win DH of Year award

The Atlanta Braves’ Marcell Ozuna made history on Friday, becoming the first player from the National League to win the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.The 30-year-old Ozuna, traMORE

Braves sign Morton to one-year, $15M deal

Braves sign Morton to one-year, $15M deal

The Atlanta Braves signed free agent starting pitcher Charlie Morton to a one-year, $15 million deal on Tuesday.The deal for Morton, 37, is the largest free agent pact so far this offseason with moMORE

Braves sign LHP Smyly to one-year, $11M deal

Braves sign LHP Smyly to one-year, $11M deal

The Atlanta Braves picked up free agent starting pitcher Drew Smyly on Monday, signing the lefty to a one-year, $11 million deal.The 31-year-old Smyly went 0-1 in seven games (five starts) for theMORE

Braves re-sign RHP Tomlin to one-year deal

Braves re-sign RHP Tomlin to one-year deal

The Atlanta Braves on Wednesday signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a one-year, $1 million contract for 2021 with a $1.25 million club option for 2022.Tomlin, 36, went 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 appeMORE

Dodgers tab May to start Game 7 vs. Braves

Dodgers tab May to start Game 7 vs. Braves

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that right-hander Dustin May will start Sunday’s Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves.May has had just one day of rest afteMORE

Braves tab Minter to start Game 5 vs. Dodgers

Braves tab Minter to start Game 5 vs. Dodgers

Left-hander A.J. Minter will make his first career start on Friday night when the Atlanta Braves oppose the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Arlington, TexasMORE

Braves hold on to beat Dodgers, take 2-0 lead

Braves hold on to beat Dodgers, take 2-0 lead

Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies each hit home runs for the second consecutive day and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in the NaMORE

Braves shut out Reds again, advance to NLDS

Braves shut out Reds again, advance to NLDS

Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall each hit eighth-inning, two-run homers as the host Atlanta Braves won 5-0 on Thursday to sweep the Cincinnati Reds in their best-of-three National League wild-card seriesMORE

Braves scratch OF Acuna with wrist soreness

Braves scratch OF Acuna with wrist soreness

The Atlanta Braves scratched outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. before Sunday’s game because of soreness in his left wrist.The team described the move as precautionary and did not indicate whether Acuna wMORE

Braves activate veteran 3B Sandoval

Braves activate veteran 3B Sandoval

Prepping him for a bench role in the postseason, the Atlanta Braves activated veteran Pablo Sandoval for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the visiting Boston Red Sox.The switch-hitting thirdMORE

Vazquez slam helps Red Sox pummel Braves

Vazquez slam helps Red Sox pummel Braves

Christian Vazquez belted a grand slam in an eight-run second inning and Tanner Houck struck out a career-high 10 in six innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves onMORE

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