GreenJackets: Santiago comes through with solid effort

Thursday, April 16 - Augusta 1, Rome 0 Things to watch:1. Johneshwy Fargas vs. Rome catchers - Fargas stole his seventh base of the season by beating a 1.9 pop time from Bryan De La Rosa, who threw from his knees. De...

GreenJackets: Augusta set for home opener

...watch:1. Johneshwy Fargas vs. Rome catchers - Fargas already has six steals in seven...asset as he develops. Rome has a couple catchers with potential in Bryan De La Rosa and...in center field. Rome has some solid catchers in former third-rounder Bryan De La...

Augusta GreenJackets open season through mist, chilly temperatures

...catch a glimpse of highly-ranked prospects on both sides.The GreenJackets sport the Giants' 2014 second-round pick in catcher Aramis Garcia, and teen pitcher Michael Santos. Regional baseball fans also got to see second baseman Hunter Cole, a former...

GreenJackets: Braves prospect Sanchez to start for Rome

...me to believe Santos could go on the disabled list for precautionary reasons. More should be known in the next day or two. Catcher Aramis Garcia has been day to day over the past few days with a bruised shin off a foul ball. The GreenJackets saved their...

GreenJackets: First practice observations

...Garcia is the main attraction in this year's lineup. The second-round pick looks the part, standing a head above the other catchers with a solid, athletic frame. I didn't get normal pop times from him because they did drills, but I got the sense from...

Marlins cool off Braves

...Johnson to pop up and Andrelton Simmons to fly out.Stanton added a two-run double in the eighth off Andrew McKirahan to make it 8-2.Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia stranded seven runners, going 0 for 5 with three strikeouts.

GreenJackets home season now open

...The team's quality of play should again be high with the Giants' 2014 second-round pick, Aramis Garcia, starting at catcher, and former Georgia Bulldog Hunter Cole in the outfield. Augusta is a consistent playoff contender and most recently reached...

Major league offense still stuck in neutral

...he said. "Be a hitter. Put a foot down and be a hitter. Let slugging happen."Miguel Montero, the Cubs' All-Star catcher, thought about his vantage point from behind the plate. At least he gets to appreciate the pitching prosperity."It's...


...busy offseason Friday, dealing right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.Hale pitched 45 games for the Braves last season, going 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA, and had...

Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters shut down for now

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John...Buck Showalter said.Wieters played catcher for the first time on Tuesday and reported...likely to start the season as the Orioles catcher if Wieters is unavailable. NATIONALS...