Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves Clippings For Friday, June 24th

The Braves are all smiles as they head to San Diego after sweeping Toronto.

Your one-page daily morning overview of Atlanta Braves news:

Braves battling through numerous injuries | News
"I've told our scouts and our people that until we get healthy, it's hard to know where we're going," Wren said. "Most of our needs are in this clubhouse if we can get healthy."

2nd half gives M-Braves 2nd chance to win | The Clarion-Ledger |
But there is at least one statistic, he admits, that's not too terrific. "We had 20 one-run losses," Wheeler said. "You win half of those and that gives us 35 wins and 35 losses."

G-Braves fall again to Chiefs
Close call: Erik Cordier took a line drive off his right ear in the sixth inning and was taken off the field on a stretcher. He was listed in stable condition at Gwinnett Medical Center with a contusion on his right ear.   

Baseball journey of Jacksonville's Mycal Jones continues with Mississippi Braves |
"I wanted more exposure and thought I could get that at Miami," said Jones, son of Jacksonville City Council member Warren Jones. "I did enjoy my time at UNF. I worked hard there, and coach Rhodes stayed on me all the time because he said he saw potential in me. He would tell me all the time that I could make millions one day. That stuck with me to this day. It makes me want to work hard every day."

Series preview: Braves vs. San Diego Padres | Atlanta Braves
The Padres snapped a six-game losing streak by winning two in a row over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Padres are only 14-26 at home this year, 18-18 on the road.

Holy Spirit graduate A.J. Holland to sign with Braves -
When former Holy Spirit High School pitcher A.J. Holland was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball draft on June 7, he said it was just the beginning of his journey in baseball. Today, he will take the next step on that journey. Holland, 21, of Margate, has agreed to sign his first professional contract when he arrives in Orlando, Fla., today to meet with the Braves' minor-league affiliate in the Gulf Coast League.

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