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Giants Tim Hudson and Matt Cain are making progress in their recoveries

...expected everybody to arrive on time for the first workout Tuesday, including center fielder Angel Pagan, who is so encouraged by his healthy back he told the skipper he is ready to play 160 games. Position players underwent physicals Monday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-23/giants-tim-hudson-and-ma
Atlanta Braves enter Spring Training with many new faces, storylines

...Upton's faults will show more than ever if he can't turn it around. The leash might be short this season. 3. Position player possibilitiesThe Braves gave themselves more options for second and third base this year after struggling at both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-14/atlanta-braves-enter-spr
Max Scherzer, Jon Lester will be under a microscope after signing huge contracts with new teams

...place."Pitchers and catchers start workouts with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants on Thursday, and position players join five days later. Among the players making fresh starts are Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez with Boston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-13/max-scherzer-jon-lester-
A-Rod reports to camp three days early

...Monday in a white SUV at the team's minor league complex, a short distance from Steinbrenner Field. New York's position players start workouts Thursday.After changing, he worked out for about an hour. He hit six home runs in 71 swings and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-23/rod-reports-camp-three-d
College: Clemson, Tampa, Paine player reports

...possibility. Tampa Jr. 3B Nick Flair: Flair is the best hitter on Division II's No. 1 team, and also the best position player prospect on the team. He's a strong-bodied corner guy with a good swing and knack for finding the gaps. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-02-23/college-clem
Braves: Upton takes first spring swings

...the strike zone and keep the swing short, he could bounce back and produce better in 2015. Boston has a logjam of position players, only made more confusing by the addition of Yoan Moncada on Monday. Bradley could be the odd man out, which frees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-02-23/braves-upton
Vanderbilt, Virginia among favorites in college baseball

...though it lost five starting position players and their top four relievers...rely a lot on freshmen from a position-player standpoint and in our bullpen...staff, and they have back six position players. The Cougars have gone from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-07/vanderbilt-virginia-amon
Georgia Regents uses short-swing approach to rout Newberry

...I was really pleased how we swung the bats."The team-first approach resulted in at least one hit for every position player. Right fielder Drew Taylor went 4 for 4 with a triple, RBI, walk and stolen base. Designated hitter Clint Hardy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/gru/2015-01-31/georgia-regents-uses-
Braves: Revisiting the Salcedo swap

...camp for a while. Infield prospect Johan Camargo, a possible utility player down the road, was also invited. Position players: Ruiz, Smith, Camargo, Tanner Murphy, Yenier Bello, John Buck, Jesus Flores, Matt Kennelly, Chris O'Dowd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-02-08/braves-revis
Braves: Comparing contact rates for new players

...finishing next to last in contact percentage in 2014, the Braves needed to make changes in this department. Every new position player this season should have a higher rate of contact within the strike zone than the player they're replacing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-01-25/braves-compa