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Brian McCann among the eight Braves to file for free agency

...21 homers and 65 RBI in 354 at-bats as a rookie while splitting time between catcher and left field, and veteran backup catcher Gerald Laird. They also have strong-armed catching prospect Christian Bethancourt, 21, who made strides as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-01/brian-mccann-among-eight
Former Augusta GreenJacket Jon Lester pitches Red Sox to within one win of another World Series title

...the opener."I think the biggest thing is me and Rossy have had a good rhythm," said Lester of the former Braves backup catcher. "Early on, we just went back to our game plan from Game 1 and just fell back on that and really just tried to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-28/former-augusta-greenjack
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine on hall of fame ballot for first time

...Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for a cash consideration.The 30-year-old Kottaras served as Kansas City's backup catcher last season after being claimed off waivers from Oakland in January. He played in 46 games, hitting .180 with five...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-26/greg-maddux-tom-glavine-
Braves notes

SAN DIEGO - Manager Bobby Cox surprised backup catcher Eddie Perez by leaving him out of Tuesday's lineup...teamed Perez and Maddux together as a way to get the backup catcher some playing time. It worked so well he continued...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/28/oth_209036.shtml
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Braves sign C Paul Bako to one-year deal

ATLANTA -- Backup catcher Paul Bako signed a one-year, $750,000 contract Thursday to stay with the Atlanta Braves. Bako can earn another $50,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/07/bra_324424.shtml
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Braves pull away from Marlins in 14th inning

MIAMI - Atlanta Braves backup catcher Gerald Laird watched the first 12 innings of Monday night's game from the bench and still found himself exhausted at the end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-08/braves-pull-away-marlins
MLB notes

...bolstered its starting rotation, acquiring Scott Feldman in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.Baltimore also acquired backup catcher Steve Clevenger in the deal, which sent reliever Pedro Strop, starter Jake Arrieta and international bonus slots...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-02/mlb-notes
GreenJackets can clinch division this week

...the Flying Squirrels.Brad Moss was recently activated from the disabled list and fills the spot of Zambrano as a backup catcher to Turner. Moss has started two games since returning, recording one hit and one walk.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-08-26/greenjackets-can-clinch-
Braves' Evan Gattis takes incredible ride to big leagues

...spring training as a non-roster player, and went on to hit .358 in the spring to earn a spot on the team as a backup catcher, albeit with starter Brian McCann on the disabled list, still recovering from shoulder surgery.He got off to a remarkably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-05-23/braves-evan-gattis-takes
George Brett embraces Pine Tar Game as one of his defining moments

...didn't love it at the time."That just shows you his intensity," said current Royals manager Ned Yost, who was a backup catcher for the Brewers in 1983. "It shows you the type of player he was."The Royals immediately appealed McClelland's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-23/george-brett-embraces-pi