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.