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Unique challenge of Braves stadium excites architect

Stadium will have ‘more-intimate’ experience than Turner Field

Populous principal Earl Santee described a stadium that will be built in “a natural bowl” on the hilly, forested site, likely facing south toward Atlanta.

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Pastornicky looks ready for Braves’ bench job

After missing the first three weeks of the Grapefruit League schedule, Tyler Pastornicky had just enough time to show Braves officials he’s recovered from September knee surgery and ready to play.

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Braves’ Teheran tunes up for opening day

Julio Teheran worked out of a couple of jams, didn’t issue any unintentional walks, gave up two runs in six innings, and struck out nine batters including two apiece in three different innings in his final spring-training start.

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Falcons’ Jones ahead of schedule

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is running, and his recovery from October foot surgery is ahead of schedule.

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Braves may bat B.J. second, Johnson fourth

B.J. Upton has shown some encouraging signs, carrying a .350 OBP and four stolen bases through 18 games before going 0-for-4 on Tuesday to drop his batting average to .259.

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Harang to start Braves home opener

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the Braves plan to start Julio Teheran, Alex Wood and Aaron Harang in that order against Milwaukee in the season-opening series that begins Sunday at Milwaukee

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Braves’ pitching depth to be tested

The Braves can go with four starters until April 12 because of off days and Ervin Santana hopes to slot in then.

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Braves' Uggla has promising spring

Uggla hit his fourth homer of the spring Saturday

Dan Uggla has twice as many home runs and more than three times as many walks as last spring training, and Braves officials aren’t even bothering to knock on wood anymore when they say they’re encouraged by his progress.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Wood's rise from Georgia to the Atlanta Braves has been impressive

Alex Wood was drafted by the Braves out of Georgia in 2012

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about young Braves pitcher and former Georgia star Alex Wood, who has had an impressive spring.

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Teheran gets opening day start for Braves

Teheran went 14-8 with a 3.20 ERA last season

Right-hander Julio Teheran will start on opening day for the Atlanta Braves on March 31 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Beachy to have Tommy John surgery

Atlanta Braves right-handed pitcher Brandon Beachy will have Tommy John surgery in his right elbow for the second time and is expected to miss the entire season.

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Braves ace Kris Medlen out for season

Medlen has second Tommy John surgery of career

Instead of pitching Opening Day as he was projected to do, Kris Medlen’s season is over, and now he’ll begin the fight to prolong his career.

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Positive signs for Uggla

After a disasterous 2013 season, Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is showing promise in spring training.

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McCann relishes chance to face former team

Former Atlanta Brave catcher Brian McCann is adjusting to life as a New York Yankee.

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Hawks rookie Schroder making most of latest opportunity

Hawks guard Dennis Schroder has seen an increase in playing time of late, as coach Mike Budenholzer has called on the rookie to use his speed to be a disruptive force on defense.

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