Braves to bring back A.J. Pierzynski

...terms Wednesday on a one-year, $3 million contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski that will be finalized once he passes a...games for the Braves last season, including 104 starts at catcher. GM MEETINGS: After watching Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada...

Braves Notebook: pitchers and catchers

...of workouts for pitchers and catchers went without a hitch Saturday...arrivals and immediately donned catcher's gear. He has some experience...hitter, rather than a third catcher. "I'll see if I can talk...camp with the pitchers and catchers Friday, is wondering where...

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Braves notes: Lopez leads all catchers

...game's most productive catcher plays for the Braves. Javy Lopez leads all catchers with 29 home runs and 91...home run and RBI totals by a catcher in Braves history. He's...the best season by a Braves catcher since Joe Torre hit 36 homers...

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Braves legend Niekro greets fans at Augusta stop

...my spitball to you, but it'll dry up before it gets to you," Niekro joked to Mullins.Niekro explained that all of his catchers wore bigger mitts to help catch his knuckleball, which can be a tricky pitch to receive because of its random movement. He...

Three Royals among Gold Gloves winners

...Perez was honored for the third consecutive season as the AL catcher, as was Hosmer at first base. Escobar won for the first time...Kiermaier and Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun.In the NL, catcher Yadier Molina and right fielder Jason Heyward won from St...

Five South Aiken baseball players have signing ceremony

...might be as a pitcher.On the mound, Griffith has a fastball, curveball and changeup in his arsenal. He said his time as a catcher and as a listener have helped him find success as a pitcher."I've always kind of known how to pitch, catching so many...

Well-read: Classics to re-read

...Themes of racial injustice, the loss of innocence and life in the South are easier to examine for more mature readers.The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThis controversial novel also features a young protagonist, but this time it is a teenage boy...

Cubs' Kris Bryant, Astros' Carlos Correa claim Rookie of the Year honors

...previous Rookie of the Year was Jeff Bagwell, who won the 1991 NL honor. Bryant is the Cubs' sixth winner and first since catcher Geovany Soto in 2008.Bryant and Correa each had the $507,500 minimum salary in the majors.Houston gave Correa his debut...

Mariners tab Scott Servais as manager

SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners hired former big league catcher Scott Servais as their manager Friday, giving the job to someone...Tampa Bay third base coach Charlie Montoyo and former Boston catcher Jason Varitek for the managerial position.There is a chance...

Big fish was allowed to get away by Fripp Island captain

Fripp Island's Capt. George Tangelos is rapidly developing a reputation as a catcher of big ocean fish. An example can be seen in the photo ? a channel bass that weighed "an easy 50 pounds," as he put it...