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Braves quotes after Friday win against Marlins | Atlanta Braves
"Outstanding performance. He went up and down the strike zone, down and away, down and in, breaking ball over the plate, he was dominating today. And I thought Clay was pretty good too there. Danny got him, but (we got a) good pitching performance, Danny with a three-run homer and Freddie continues to swing a hot bat. We were able to add on some runs there late in the game."
Braves won't let injuries affect trade plans | braves.com: News
When this week began, Braves general manager Frank Wren was evaluating which players he might add before Sunday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Over the past few days, he has had to deal with the fact that he has lost All-Star catcher Brian McCann and two center fielders -- Nate McLouth and Jordan Schafer -- to the disabled list. But with less than 48 hours remaining before Sunday's Trade Deadline arrives, Wren said the rash of injuries has not altered his focus to find an outfielder. Nor did it lead him to potentially make a rash decision to part ways with any of his top pitching prospects to land the Astros' Hunter Pence.
McLouth latest Brave to land on DL | braves.com: News
McLouth, who didn't make himself available for comment, suffered the strain on a throw in the fifth inning of Thursday's game against the Pirates. McLouth's throw hit the cutoff man near the mound as the center fielder was able to successfully hold Garrett Jones on third base.
Fredi reflects on working with McKeon, Cox | braves.com: News
First it was Bobby Cox, whom Gonzalez coached under with Atlanta from 2003-06. After he accepted the job as Marlins manager in 2007, he then got the opportunity to learn from Jack McKeon, who had retired from baseball following the 2005 season and was serving as Marlins advisor. "When I first got the job, [McKeon] was one of the first phone calls I made," Gonzalez recalled. "I talked to him about coming to Spring Training. I wanted him to be a part of our Spring Training.
Boscan makes touching connection with 10-year-old cancer patient | Atlanta Braves
Braves backup catcher J.C. Boscan was already getting emotional just listening to 10-year-old cancer patient Lily Anderson sing the national anthem at Turner Field on Thursday night. And that was before he realized who she was.
First-rounder Gilmartin nearing Braves debut | Atlanta Braves
First-round draft pick Sean Gilmartin is expected to make his Braves debut late next week in the Gulf Coast League, according to Braves director of player development Kurt Kemp. Gilmartin, the Braves’ 28th overall pick in the draft out of FSU, signed for $1.134 million three weeks ago and has been building up his arm strength in Orlando after taking a six-week break from the mound. He is scheduled to throw two innings in a simulated game on Monday and two innings in his debut later in the week.