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Braves show creativity by adding payroll flexibility in Olivera deal

...young pitching with the knowledge that some of it could be used to add hitting.The front office inquired on New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, according to the New York Post, an example of the type of bat they'd like to acquire.While Julio Teheran...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-08-01/braves-show-creativity-a
Use of automated strike zone in baseball could signal new era

...cameras record the velocity, trajectory and location of every pitch to determine how closely each pitcher comes to hitting the catcher's target."To know you're getting every single call right, it takes away all the injustices, in my opinion," Byrnes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-31/use-automated-strike-zon
Phillies rout slumping Braves

...two runs in the fifth, giving Philadelphia a 7-2 lead. Howard scored on Brown's hit after jarring the ball loose from catcher Pierzynski on a headfirst slide into home plate, a call that was upheld after a video review.Galvis' three-run homer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-08-01/phillies-rout-slumping-b
Smoltz joins ex-teammates, manager in Hall of Fame

...pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker ? Hall of Famer...weeks of spring training as Biggio made the transition from catcher to second base."I'm not here without that man," Biggio...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2015-07-27/smoltz-joins-ex-t
Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez's number during ceremony

...dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch.Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script.Calling his former catcher out to join him in the center of the diamond, Martinez took the mound and the microphone one more time for the Red Sox during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-28/red-sox-retire-pedro-mar
GreenJackets game makes national news for rare play

...GreenJackets manager Nestor Rojas said he noticed Leyva's teammate reacting, so he appealed by having pitcher Carlos Diaz throw to catcher Jared Deacon and step on the plate. Umpire Justin Robinson, who was on top of the play, correctly called Leyva out.Leyva...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-28/greenjackets-game-makes-
Phillies' Cole Hamels no-hits Cubs

...first no-hitter versus the Cubs since Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game in 1965.It also was the fourth no-hitter for catcher Carlos Ruiz, including the playoffs, according to STATS. That is the most in NL history and tied with Jason Varitek for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-25/phillies-cole-hamels-no-
GreenJackets push win streak to 7 on Santos' debut, rare call

...feeling," Green Jackets manager Nestor Rojas said. "I saw he might have missed it. I went with a feeling and told the catcher to appeal, and we got it."With new life, the Green Jackets went on to win on a walk-off RBI single by Dylan Davis in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-26/greenjackets-push-win-st
Class of 2015 Hall of Famers are formidable foursome

...played just 141 minor league games over parts of two seasons before getting called up. He took over as Houston's regular catcher in 1989.Two years later, he made his first All-Star team, then was asked to make the improbable transition to play second...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-25/class-2015-hall-famers-a
GreenJackets' Garcia breaking out at plate

...totaled a .476 average, which helped boost his overall average to a season-high .251. It's a big change from the Augusta catcher's first 60 games of the season when he hit .230.The evaluators' saying refers to good hitters with a natural ability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-14/greenjackets-garcia-brea