Braves deal Justin Upton to Padres

...The newcomer will take over for Heyward in right field, while Evan Gattis is expected to move from catcher to replace left fielder Upton.Gattis has also been mentioned in trade talks, but his future looks more secure now given his favorable contract status...

Braves get creative centerpiece for Upton

...speed to his advantage. The run game is enough to carry him to the upper levels, but he's also a good defensive center fielder. He needs to shore up the routes, but the potential is there as an above-average or plus defender in center. The bat is...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman sees Alex Rodriguez as a designated hitter, at best

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over. At best, he hopes A-Rod will be New York's full-time designated hitter.Cashman confirmed Tuesday that Chase...

GreenJackets' balanced lineup should produce its share of wins

While defense likely will be the strength of the Augusta GreenJackets, the lineup appears balanced enough that the fielders and pitchers won't have to carry the entire load.Lake Olmstead Stadium is known as one of the most extreme run-suppressing...

Week in review

Sunday baseball: Former left fielders Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, along with the late Joe Gordon. Mr. Rice...

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Pahucki, Jackets survive rains, Suns

Sweltering summer days make pitchers such as David Pahucki popular with both fielders and umpires alike. The Augusta GreenJackets' right-hander doesn't waste time on the mound, and Sunday, he made quick work...

End to slumps delayed by rain

...recharge their slumping right fielders. The scheduled game between...Bobby Cox did not have right fielder Jeff Francoeur in his starting...leadoff hitter and starting right fielder Tuesday. Omar Infante, hitting...Piniella, meanwhile, had right fielder Kosuke Fukudome in his lineup...

Braves notes: Boone is not troubled by slow start at plate

...Bret Boone is off to a slow start, but he knows better. The second baseman has hit a half-dozen balls hard, but right at fielders, so he's not concerned about his .167 average and no RBI. In fact, he's pleased by his patient approach at the plate...

Bravo has all-around talent

...year, while Terry Holder has reached legendary status as a coach. Bravo was one of the area's best pitchers, hitters and fielders this season. For his efforts, the Lakeside star has been chosen as The Augusta Chronicle Georgia area baseball Player of...

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Braves top Marlins, 5-3

...make him trade bait following the season. Give him another 10 years and he'll probably be included among the best center fielders in baseball history. But while they still have Jones, the Braves will take advantage of his bat, which produced two home...