Braves fire general manager

...Braves made the playoffs three times during Wren's tenure, he drew heavy criticism for the big-money contracts of second baseman Dan Uggla and center fielder B.J. Upton.Uggla was released in July, but is still owed $13 million. Upton might go down...

Peraza leads Braves minor league awards

...the middle is enough to make fans of great defense salivate. "The end result will be a plus-or-better defensive second baseman with impressive lateral range and solid hands, a worthy double-play partner with Andrelton Simmons," Baseball Prospectus...

Rookie helps Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

...The Braves loaded the bases against Ross Detwiler (2-3) in the sixth. Bethancourt's sharp grounder bounced off first baseman Tyler Moore's glove and into right field. Jason Heyward, who was hit by a pitch, scored all the way from first base...

Offensive woes might keep Atlanta Braves out of playoffs

...office are a bigger concern. General manager Frank Wren invested a good chunk of the team's payroll in two players ? second baseman Dan Uggla and center fielder B.J. Upton ? who have produced very little payoff.Uggla batted under .200 the past two...

Braves notebook

...RBI from his trio of first basemen - B.J. Surhoff, Wes Helms...produced by National League first basemen are .248, six home runs and...run and one RBI as a first baseman. Helms is batting .189 with...RBI produced by Braves first basemen this season belong to Surhoff...

Braves notebook

...Robinson or Ron Santo. The only two third basemen in major league history to post five straight...with 101 RBI. "Of all the great third basemen who have played the game, I would have...stick and a bigger glove. The second baseman, who very quietly has hit .282 since...

Tigers top Deacons in game of offense

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Clemson first basemen Andy D'Alessio went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI as the Tigers rallied from an seven-run deficit to get...

Aiken Post 26 begins defending state title in playoffs

...fielder Adam Herndon (batting over .600), shortstop/second basemen Charlie Stanley (16 stolen bases), catcher Josh Miller (batting .600), right fielder Kyle Langley (20 RBI), third basemen Chris Wolf (only one error) and pitcher Josh Moyer (5-1...

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Giles defends self well to start 2003

...reverence as 2002 Gold Glove second basemen Fernando Vina and Brett Boone...above-average major league second baseman. He did it through hard work...Braves of another scrappy second baseman who didn't mind getting his...willing to be patient with first baseman Robert Fick's sore right...

Too many QBs? Not for Texans

HOUSTON -- Texans general manager Charley Casserly says an NFL team can't have too many quarterbacks. What about third basemen? Despite former Michigan star Drew Henson's assertion last week he's sticking with his baseball career and didn't want...