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Atlanta Braves' Eric Young Jr. is taking advantage of chance in center field

...baseman and left fielder with the Rockies and Mets has spent just 44 games in center during...2013, while playing for the Rockies and Mets, Young led the National League with 46...but wasn't offered a contract after the Mets opted to sign veteran Michael Cuddyer to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-31/atlanta-braves-eric-youn
AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4 million for first time this year

...Tigers.The low rollers are led by Miami (about $65 million), with Houston a few million dollars higher.The large-market Mets are right around $100 million, a mark they haven't reached since 2011."The industry is doing very well," Yankees outfielder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-31/ap-study-projects-averag
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg expected to start third game of season

...Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey.Barring any setbacks from a twisted ankle, Strasburg will face Harvey, who was bypassed as his team's Opening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-28/nationals-stephen-strasb
Freddie Freeman's second homer of the spring propels Braves past Mets

...helping the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday.Freeman connected for a three-run...homers and a .313 career average against the Mets in the regular season,"Freddie kills us," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Nothing new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-10/freddie-freemans-second-
Dillon Gee is back in New York Mets' rotation

...wanted to regain a spot in the New York Mets' rotation.New York's Opening-Day...that likely will sideline him until 2016.Mets manager Terry Collins said Gee will take...months because of strained back muscle. The Mets considered trade options during the off-season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-17/dillon-gee-back-new-york
Big first inning lifts Braves past Pirates

...gave up a run in his first inning this year against the New York Mets, then blanked Washington (three innings), Houston (four innings...the Los Angeles Angels last year after playing for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh in 2013.He says he wants to spend more time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-26/big-first-inning-lifts-b
Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart under investigation for gambling

...Rendon might miss Washington's opener against the New York Mets on April 6 because of a sprained left knee.Rendon hasn't...making a case to be the team's full-time designated hitter. METS: Pitcher Zack Wheeler, a former Augusta GreenJacket, has had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-25/marlins-pitcher-jarred-c
Cubs, rooftop owners battle in court over Wrigley renovation

...three Opening Day starts.Manager Matt Williams made the announcement before Monday's game against the New York Yankees. METS: Bartolo Colon has been picked to start the opener at Washington on April 6.Colon, 41, will become the oldest Opening Day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-23/cubs-rooftop-owners-batt
Ex-Brave Martin Prado helps lead Miami past Atlanta

...Hamilton is recovering from shoulder surgery and his status for Opening Day was in jeopardy even before the meeting with MLB. METS: Pitcher Zack Wheeler will have Tommy John surgery early next week and is expecting a 14-month rehabilitation, a schedule...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-20/ex-brave-martin-prado-he
Countdown is on for speed-up rule in minors

...plate when the countdown begins."It definitely is a little weird, especially for guys who take more time," said New York Mets left-hander Jack Leathersich, who split last season between Double-A and Triple-A. "Everybody pitches differently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-24/countdown-speed-rule-min