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Big first inning lifts Braves past Pirates

...a lot."? John Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Braves as a backup catcher, has retired.The 34-year-old, an All-Star in 2010 with Toronto, hit 134 home runs with seven big league...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-26/big-first-inning-lifts-b
Braves: Atlanta adds another piece for future

...is higher than any other name in the deal. FanGraphs' Kiley McDaniel labeled him a 45 OFP, which is utility or backup catcher material. But there's the chance for a little more if the glove improves, so an uptick there would result in something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-02-01/braves-atlan
Braves Notes: Adding relievers has different benefits

...contract, and Grilli to a two-year deal with a club option for a third. Pierzynski is expected to fill the role of backup catcher to rookie Christian Bethancourt. The 38-year-old should also serve as a staff handler and clubhouse presence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-01-11/braves-notes
Nationals fend off elimination

...needed that Japanese good luck figurine that appeared in the NL East champions' dugout Monday morning courtesy of backup catcher Jose Lobaton. The right-hander, who grew up about two hours away in the Central Valley city of Merced, gave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-06/nationals-fend-eliminati
Braves Notes: Recapping winter meetings

...Grilli has reportedly received interest from big-market clubs. The Braves showed interest in David Ross as a backup catcher earlier this off-season, and that was further confirmed by Nick Cafardo during the week. No deal is close with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-12-11/braves-notes
Key grand slams run through San Francisco Giants organization

...league history.Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in the same season.Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez, also a former GreenJacket, set the tone for a season of slams by hitting one in the 11th inning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-21/key-grand-slams-run-thro
September call-ups have purpose for these Royals

...unavailable.When it comes to position players, Yost is able to substitute more freely. He may have been reticent to use backup catcher Erik Kratz as a pinch hitter lest something happened to starter Sal Perez, but Francisco Pena's arrival gives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-04/september-call-ups-have-
GreenJackets Gameday: Buddy Borden vs. Carlos Diaz

...Sim before the game, as he was assigned to Augusta from Double-A Richmond. Sim will provide Augusta a legitimate backup catcher behind Ty Ross. As I wrote after Wednesday's game, Leo Rojas, who had served as Ross' backup, struggled to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-05-15/greenjackets
Daily Prospect Report: April 23

...4 RBI, 2 BB. Casali probably has reserve potential in the majors. He has the body and skill set to be a quality backup catcher, including good receiving skills. Brandon Drury (Diamondbacks A+): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI. The former Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-04-24/daily-prospe
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-