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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Lovely Hank Aaron artwork by artistic painter Cedric Smith at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Braves' INF Rodriguez has shoulder surgery

Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez had surgery on Tuesday to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. General manager John Coppolella said the team won't "rule him out for the year."

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9dDan Szymborski

Which team made all the right moves to win in 2017?

The Braves didn't make any big splashes this winter, but adding players like Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey and Brandon Phillips makes the team notably better.

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9dKeith Law

Prospects who can make a major impact in 2017

Andrew Benintendi and Dansby Swanson have already produced in the majors, but they're not the only prospects who can help their clubs this season.

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11dBradford Doolittle

Players with something to prove: Dansby Swanson

Having only played in 38 games for the Braves this past season, Swanson will have to prove himself during his first full season in the majors in 2017.

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Braves GM says Rodriguez may miss season

Braves general manager John Coppolella isn't sure if it's realistic for infielder Sean Rodriguez, who will have shoulder surgery, to return this season.

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12dBuster Olney

Reds continue rebuild by trading Brandon Phillips

By dealing Brandon Phillips, the Reds part ways with a former All-Star in the last year of his contract to clear space for their infield of the future.

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How did Phillips' trade to the Braves come about? (1:18)

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

According to club sources Phillips passed physical. He also gets no-trade protection from #Braves and assignment bonus.

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

The Atlanta Braves have acquired second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds. For the Reds this was about giving him a graceful exit. They had no leverage so they didn't ask for much of anything in return. The Braves became a good fit for Phillips and the Reds didn't want to stand in his way, although they could have. This trade was vastly preferable to a release after going through what would have been an awkward spring since Reds are committed to going with Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera at second. This trade is not a win for the Reds in terms of return which is close to nothing according to sources from both teams. Just avoiding tough times and getting on with with Reds rebuilding good enough reasons for them to make the trade. For the Braves they get a gold glove second baseman who can still play and a solid place holder until Braves top prospect Ozzie Albies is ready in 2018. The reason we are not releasing names of players going to Cincinnati is this deal has the final hurdle of a physical on Phillips and it's not a slam dunk at this point. Would not be fair to name the 2 other players if the physical doesn't pass and the trade falls through.

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Braves get second baseman Phillips from Reds

Long rumored to be on the move, Brandon Phillips is finally leaving Cincinnati. The second baseman is headed to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-player trade.

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14dBradford Doolittle

Dickey is primed for a comeback

R.A. Dickey struggled to a 10-15 mark and a 4.46 ERA for Toronto in 2016. He'll need a better season this year to help buy time for Atlanta's promising stable of pitching prospects to develop.

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16dDan Szymborski

Freeman could beat Father Time

ZiPS only has Freddie Freeman aging a bit better than the average player, but Atlanta's franchise player will beat that.

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17dJim Bowden

Final offseason grades for all 30 teams

A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.

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18dKeith Law

Atlanta Braves: Top prospects report

Shortstop Dansby Swanson's bid to win the NL Rookie of the Year is just the early harvest from the Braves' bumper crop down on the farm.

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Big year ahead for Cristian Pache?

Pache is the Braves' best shot for a breakout guy in 2017, Keith Law writes. The 18-year-old already has the defense in center, and has shown the skills that could lead to good numbers in low-A. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)

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Hank Aaron to be honored at college fundraiser

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Henry Aaron is being honored Friday at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, two days before his 83rd birthday.

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23dBradford Doolittle

The state of baseball's worst teams

From the usual suspects to a recent world champion, the 2017 season likely isn't about contention for these struggling squads. Which are on their way to brighter days?

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.5124th
Quality Starts64Tied-24th
WHIP1.3519th
BAA.25614th
Runs64929th
Batting Average.25519th
On Base Percentage.32116th
Slugging Percentage.38430th

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