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Steinbrenner on Alex Rodriguez: 'He's been a great asset'

...lights-out bullpen, timely hitting, scoring runs consistently," Steinbrenner said.New York's middle infielders, primarily shortstop Didi Gregorius and Stephen Drew, have combined for a .201 batting average, 29th in the majors ahead of only Texas, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-20/steinbrenner-alex-rodrig
Braves: Revisiting Miller's near no-no

...storylines, and the same applied to Miller's near no-hitter. Opposing pitcher Henderson Alvarez hit a soft ground ball to shortstop in the third inning for a bang-bang play that was initially called safe. Fredi Gonzalez challenged the call and it was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-05-20/braves-revis
Charleston's Mateo latest prized shortstop prospect in league

...League is blessed with some of the better shortstop prospects in the minors each season because...top-level talent and the ability to stick at shortstop in the future.Mateo was signed by the...double.Mateo uses that speed for good shortstop defense.Some evaluators entered 2015...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-25/charlestons-mateo-latest
Rome Braves teen Albies turns heads with shortstop play

...potential top-end talent until now.Albies, an 18-year-old shortstop from Willemstad, Curacao, the same town that produced Andruw...consistently to that level. Albies shows an advanced feel for shortstop with a soft glove and strong arm, and he ranges well with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-18/rome-braves-teen-albies-
Data leading to shift in defensive strategy in baseball

...steps to his left and fills the hole at shortstop.A necessary evil for the Colorado third...third basemen. When he moves over to the shortstop hole with a pull-prone left-handed...different approach. Rather than move shortstop Jordy Mercer more toward second and third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-13/data-leading-shift-defen
Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias shuts down Braves

...join the Braves in Atlanta, Gonzalez said.Reds: Zack Cozart returned to shortstop after missing two games with a sore left wrist. Kris Negron moved from shortstop to second in place of Brandon Phillips, who left Tuesday's game with a sore...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-13/reds-rookie-raisel-igles
Hickory lefty adds to Augusta's home woes this season

...three in a row following a six-game winning streak on the road.The Crawdads took an early 1-0 lead when an error by shortstop Jeremy Sy brought home a run.The big hit came in the fifth when Tripp Martin hit a two-run home run to left field for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-16/hickory-lefty-adds-augus
MLB keeping closer eyes on game balls

...Game balls weigh between 5 ounces and 5¼."If you're playing on turf and a guy hits a screaming one-hopper to the shortstop, it's going to have a huge scuff on it. Certain pitchers can create an advantage with that, so that's why they throw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-12/mlb-keeping-closer-eyes-
Wild pitch by Chapman helps Braves escape with a victory

...gave up three hits in seven innings. He hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his seven starts.Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart was a late scratch because of a sore left wrist, which was hit by a pitch on May 3. It was the fourth game he's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-11/wild-pitch-chapman-helps
Atlanta's Todd Cunningham has memorable first start

...wild pitch in the ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances. Atlanta improved to 4-0 this year at Marlins Park.An error by shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria led to two unearned runs for Atlanta in the second. They scored when pitcher Julio Teheran singled on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-15/atlantas-todd-cunningham