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Braves' Justin Upton wins Silver Slugger Award

...homers and a career-high 102 RBI, and Upton was rewarded Thurs day with his second NL Silver Slugger Award.Catcher Brian McCann was a five-time Silver Slugger from 2006-11, but no other Brave won the award since Andruw Jones in 2005.Upton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-06/braves-justin-upton-wins
Cardinals will keep Michael Wacha in bullpen for NLDS

...come April 1, but it didn't work out."Off-season offensive additions didn't have the anticipated impact. Brian McCann hit .232; Carlos Beltran was limited by an elbow injury and batted .233; Jacoby Ellsbury hit .252 after the All-Star...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-01/cardinals-will-keep-mich
Brian McCann praises Carlos Gomez and Jose Fernandez following confrontations last year

TAMPA, Fla. - Given five months to reflect, Brian McCann isn't positive he would confront an opponent again the way he went after Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez last year.The New York...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-14/brian-mccann-praises-car
Baseball's new replay system is lauded by commissioner Bud Selig

...originally was called out at first for an inning-ending double play, but he was ruled safe on the review ? allowing Brian McCann to score from first.A day earlier, MLB admitted it incorrectly failed to overturn a call that was in favor of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-04-15/baseballs-new-replay-system-laude
Injury-plagued Atlanta Braves ready to leave Florida and spring training

...different look behind the plate after longtime catcher Brian McCann signed with the New York Yankees. But another title...surgery.REPLACING MCCANNIt will seem strange not having Brian McCann behind the plate.A hometown favorite, he held down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2014-03-28/injury-plagued-at
Tips, position breakdowns for your fantasy baseball draft

...CARLOS SANTANA, INDIANS. He is one of the best power bets at catcher, and he even hits enough for first base.5. BRIAN MCCANN, YANKEES. He has hit 20-plus homers seven of the past eight years, and he's moving into friendly hitting territory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-26/tips-position-breakdowns
Youthful Braves optimistic about present, future

...their first workout in Kissimmee, Fla.In the past two years, Chipper Jones retired, Martin Prado was traded and Brian McCann and Tim Hudson left as free agents. What remains is the young core of a team that won 94 and 96 games the past two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-13/youthful-braves-optimist
Braves' Evan Gattis has more on his plate in Year 2

...For Year 2, he wants the focus to be on his play.Gattis is expected to serve as Atlanta's primary catcher after Brian McCann signed a free-agent deal with the New York Yankees. Gattis hit .243 with 21 homers and 65 RBI in 2013, completing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-24/braves-evan-gattis-has-m
Braves sign Gold Glove SS Simmons to 7-year, $58 million contract

...as the foundation for the Braves' future. Chipper Jones retired after the 2012 season, and Tim Hudson and catcher Brian McCann departed as free agents after last season, leaving the team that won 96 games last year with a young roster.Simmons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-20/braves-sign-gold-glove-s
Carlos Beltran hopes to win his first title with Yankees

...spending spree of nearly half-a-billion dollars, adding four marquee free agents in Beltran, Masahiro Tanaka, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury."They went out and spent a lot money on players to try to improve the ballclub," Beltran said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-17/carlos-beltran-hopes-win