The Braves reportedly are among the teams looking at veteran utility man Kelly Johnson.
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Lovely Hank Aaron artwork by artistic painter Cedric Smith at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Nick Swisher is terrified of sharks. So, what better way to make the big announcement of his retirement than by swimming with the thousand-pound predators.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pressure is a part of baseball, but there's always a few players who have a little bit more of it. It's your turn to vote on who has the most to prove this season.
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.
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.
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.
Invitations to camp can mean first glances for prospects and last chances for veterans like Josh Hamilton. Who should be on your spring scorecard?
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.
The Undefeated: Atlanta Braves to honor a black man -- not Hank Aaron -- who also helped lead the team to greatness
Bill Lucas and the legacy he leaves behind will be honored Thursday at a celebration at SunTrust Park
ZiPS only has Freddie Freeman aging a bit better than the average player, but Atlanta's franchise player will beat that.
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.
Freddie Freeman was one of the best hitters in baseball over the second half of last season. Will he be able to carry that momentum over to 2017?
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.
Dustin Pedroia getting down and dirty. Trea Turner's speed. Nelson Cruz's power. Put those all together and there's a lot to be excited about in 2017.
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)
Former Atlanta Braves slugger Henry Aaron is being honored Friday at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, two days before his 83rd birthday.
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?