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Braves bench rounding into form

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:45:43 EDT

As the Braves attempt to finalize their roster over the course of the next week, they would like to round out their bench with at least one player who would be capable of serving as a backup to Eric Young Jr., who will serve as the primary center fielder while Melvin Upton Jr. is sidelined until at least May with a left foot injury.

Teheran earns Opening Day assignment for Braves

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:30:36 EDT

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has been among the many who have long assumed Julio Teheran will make his second consecutive Opening Day start for Atlanta this year. But Gonzalez did not make it official until he shared a brief casual exchange with his young right-hander after Friday's rain-shortened win over the Red Sox.

Teheran sharp, Ciriaco strong in rain-shortened game

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:04:08 EDT

Pedro Ciriaco cleared the bases with a three-run double off Clay Buchholz and Julio Teheran completed six strong innings as the Braves claimed a 4-2 win over the Red Sox on Friday afternoon at Champion Stadium.

Left side of 'pen still unsettled for Braves

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:31:05 EDT

Before making their final roster decisions next week, the Braves hope to see some improvement from James Russell, Josh Outman and other relievers still fighting for a big league role. As things currently stand three veteran right-handers -- Craig Kimbrel, Jim Johnson and Jason Grilli are the only locks to begin the season in Atlanta's bullpen.

Backup search still on as Braves option E. Perez

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:01:08 EDT

The Braves are still looking both internally and externally for a backup outfielder who can handle the center-field position. But Eury Perez is no longer in that mix. Before Friday's game against the Red Sox, the Braves optioned Perez, left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos and right-handed pitcher Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Despite shaky outing, Wandy remains in rotation mix

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:20:00 EDT

After spending most of the month exceeding expectations, Wandy Rodriguez took the mound at McKechnie Field on Thursday afternoon and provided reason to wonder what he might be capable of providing once the season begins.

Fredi effusive in praise of retiring catcher Buck

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:52:11 EDT

John Buck never established himself as a strong candidate to become a part of Atlanta's Opening Day roster. But before opting to announce his retirement Thursday, the highly respected veteran catcher spent the past month making a strong impression on the Braves' coaching staff.

Fredi unlikely to implement strict platoon in left or at third

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:14 EDT

Though there will be some days when left fielder Jonny Gomes and third baseman Chris Johnson will not play against select right-handed starters, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has maintained that he does not see the need to employ a strict platoon at either of those positions.

C. Johnson, Gomes go deep as Braves best Bucs

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:55:45 EDT

The Braves jumped out to a big lead in the first inning and beat the Pirates, 7-5, on Thursday afternoon at McKechnie Field. Atlanta began the game with four straight singles off Pittsburgh starter Vance Worley and Chris Johnson capped off the rally with a two-run homer. In the ninth, Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking solo shot.

Bench spots yet to be determined as season draws near

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:05:34 EDT

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has a pretty good feel for how his Opening Day lineup will look and who will serve as his starting pitchers for the first three games of the season. But over the next week, he will have to determine exactly how he wants to round out his bench.

Follow the leaders: Braves value veterans' presence

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:14:10 EDT

Coming off last year's disappointing season, it was not surprising when Braves president John Hart made a conscious effort this winter to sign veteran leaders like Jonny Gomes, Nick Markakis, Jason Grilli and A.J. Pierzynski.

Folty gives up two homers in rotation audition

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:16:35 EDT

Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf damaged Mike Foltynewicz's rotation bid with back-to-back third-inning home runs, and Brian Bogusevic delivered a decisive eighth-inning sacrifice fly for the Phillies in Tuesday afternoon's 5-3 win over the Braves at Champion Stadium.

Foltynewicz rattled by Phils, but still in rotation mix

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:03:38 EDT

Though the Braves entered Spring Training hoping Mike Foltynewicz would begin the season in the rotation, they have been prepared for the possibility that this immensely talented arm would need more seasoning at the Minor League level.

Fredi confident Markakis will be ready for opener

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:45:04 EDT

After getting a chance to watch Nick Markakis collect some plate appearances and reintroduce himself to game action the past two days, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez seems to be even more confident that the veteran outfielder will be ready for Opening Day.

With improved range of motion, Minor resumes throwing

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:13:53 EDT

Now that Mike Minor has spent the past couple of weeks completing the stretching exercises prescribed by Dr. James Andrews, he is hopeful that his left shoulder will be more cooperative than it was over the past year.

Terdoslavich injures hand on unassisted double play

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:52:20 EDT

Joey Terdoslavich has positioned himself for a potential spot on the Opening Day roster. But his candidacy has been weakened, as he's struggled at the plate recently and missed the past three games because of a left hand injury he sustained while completing a unique unassisted double play.

10 MLB players, one fantasy mock draft

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:07:50 EDT

Here at MLB.com, we have plenty of fantasy baseball expertise. But no one can dispute that the Major League players whom we analyze have their own level of knowledge. Knowing this, we decided to solicit advice from them about how to build the perfect fantasy team. The result is the first ever -- that we know of -- players-only fantasy mock draft.

Minor's lingering injury opens door in rotation

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:02:11 EDT

While the Braves fill the final two spots of the rotation, they are hoping Mike Minor eventually proves healthy enough to become a permanent part of the group.

Simmons leads offensive surge in Markakis' debut

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:17:10 EDT

Andrelton Simmons led an offensive surge with four RBIs, and Nick Markakis went 2-for-3 with a double in his spring debut to lead the Braves to a win over the Astros.

Markakis gets comfortable quickly in spring debut

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:09:50 EDT

Nick Markakis has said it would not take him long to get comfortable at the plate, and he was right with two hits, including a double, in his spring debut on Monday vs. the Astros.

Braves still working to figure out Toscano's visa issues

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:27:15 EDT

The Braves did not expect Dian Toscano to open the season with the big league club, but were hoping to get a glimpse of the Cuban outfielder during Spring Training, and that may not happen.

Schlehuber among 3 reassigned to Minors camp

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:07:12 EDT

Braeden Schlehuber showed he was among the more talented catchers in the Braves' system, but was among three players reassigned to Minor League camp on Monday.

Spring growth: Miller exhibiting talent, elite potential

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:05:38 EDT

Shelby Miller took another step Sunday toward making his inauspicious Braves debut from two weeks ago even more of a distant memory.

Shelby sets tone; Gomes, Ciriaco pace offense

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:59:30 EDT

Braves right-hander Shelby Miller turned in a third consecutive impressive outing on Sunday, and after a Tigers split squad -- featuring the debut of slugger Victor Martinez -- rallied late to tie, Pedro Ciriaco's two-run single off Josh Zeid in the eighth lifted Atlanta to a 5-3 victory.

Johnson taking veteran approach in stating spring case

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:18:04 EDT

Veteran utility man Kelly Johnson has been around long enough to understand the intricacies of Spring Training. While the stats and team records may not matter in the grand scheme of things, the reality is what happens in these games can matter a lot more for some players than others.

Heyward faces Braves for first time since trade

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:39:19 EDT

When the Cardinals acquired outfielder Jason Heyward from the Braves, it was one of the more surprising trades of the winter. The 25-year-old outfielder, after all, had long been considered one of Atlanta's cornerstones. On Saturday, the inevitable moment finally arrived: Heyward faced his former team for the first time.

Wang impresses for Braves in pitchers' duel

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:53:03 EDT

The clear storyline for the Cardinals was the return of ace right-hander Adam Wainwright, who was making his first start of the spring. But Chien-Ming Wang, who isn't assured a spot on the roster, was just as effective for the Braves.

Stults stays in rotation mix with strong outing

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:30:56 EDT

After watching Mike Foltynewicz and Wandy Rodriguez bolster their rotation bids this week, Eric Stults took the mound on Saturday afternoon and gave the Braves further reason to continue considering him as a legit candidate to begin the season as one of their five starters.

Cunningham, Gomes fuel split-squad win over Nats

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:49:30 EDT

Todd Cunningham's RBI single capped the Braves' three-run fourth inning that propelled Atlanta's split squad to a 5-2 victory against the Nationals on Saturday afternoon.

Minors camp offers arms chance to build strength

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:05:03 EDT

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez does not necessarily like having his veteran hurlers pitch in Minor League Spring Training games. But with Opening Day quickly approaching, he is running out of time to evaluate some of the candidates for rotation and bullpen spots.

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Reunion Weekend - Friday & Saturday - November 6 & 7, 2009 - Friday, September 18, 2009


Make your plans now to attend the Auburn Baseball Lettermen and Associates Club annual get together.  The last three have been super fellowship and fun. This year the Club salutes the 1963 SEC Championship Team along with the Auburn All-Americans of the 1960's decade.

The golf on Friday will be a shotgun start and will have similar playing rules to last year. Coach Pawlowski and members of his staff will participate in some fashion along with the 2010 senior / junior baseball players by hitting some tee shots and putt on designated holes. This will be a super time to meet the coaches individually including David Mines, Associate AD and new coach Link Jarrett, a Florida State baseball alumnus, who came to Auburn from a successful program at East Carolina. Also, it will be good time to tell the seniors / juniors how much we support them and their efforts in Auburn baseball program.

Saturday morning brings the Reunion Baseball Game. Details are enumerated on the attached Reunion game registration form. We have had some really good games in the past with young and old former players participating and we see no reason to expect anything less this year. Call your teammates and prod them to plan to attend and join in the fun. Commissioner Buz Walsh promises an even more competitive and better game this year with more participants including the older guys playing the early innings and the young studs playing the late innings. Since we are having our activities later this year, we anticipate more of our Major and Minor League players being available to attend all of our functions this year.

Since the year’s events are taking place on a football weekend, we have not attempted to make provisions for rooms to be set aside for participants needing accommodations. Also, you may want to allow extra time for travel to Auburn and getting around campus for the Club’s functions. I have included lodging lists for your consideration. The Athletic Department will attempt to provide assigned parking and transportation to Plainsman Park for the Reunion Game participants on Saturday. Particulars will be forthcoming at a time closer to that week end and you will be notified.


GOLF - Noon tee time at the Auburn University Club @ Yarborough Farms
            Modified Scramble, white tees for wood bat guys, blue tees for the young guys

DINNER – 6:00 pm social hour followed by Dinner Program & Introductions of honorees and participants, 7:30 pm buffet dinner


Game activities will be similar to last year.  Please read the detailed schedule on the download "2009 Legends Game Letter & Registration"  Please keep in mind the response deadline for planning purposes.



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Golf & Dinner Agenda

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Auburn University "Inside the Auburn Clubhouse" - Thursday, September 17, 2009
New Website Launched - Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yesterday, after months of planning, we signed a contract with Productive I.T., L.L.C. to build and develop a full-featured website for our club.  As you can see, the site is already up and most of the features are in place. A few of these features include Membership Management, Discussion Forums, Event Calendar, and the ability to make changes to the site ourselves using a web-based control panel.  If you haven't yet, please Register for the site so you'll have full access to pages only available to Auburn Baseball Lettermen & Associates Club members.


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