Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Thursday, March 1st

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


Freeman’s injured knee better a day later | Atlanta Braves
Freddie Freeman and the Braves breathed a little easier Wednesday after he woke feeling better a day after partially dislocating his right kneecap. The Braves didn’t think the big first baseman would be sidelined more than a week, and Freeman said he would try to get back to practice Friday and talk his way into the lineup for Saturday’s Grapefruit League opener against Detroit.

Hanson happy following first bullpen session | braves.com: News
Reacquainting himself with the altered delivery he developed in January, Hanson experienced no problems during a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday. "I think I threw a little better than I had expected," Hanson said. "I've had some time to think about some mechanical stuff. I was surprised by how well I threw."

Minor starts Grapefruit opener; Hanson nearing return | Atlanta Braves
Mike Minor will start Saturday’s Grapefruit League opener against Detroit, but Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn’t ready to announce the rest of his pitching plans for the first week of spring training games. That delay could stem from Tommy Hanson’s situation, as the Braves wait to get a better idea when Hanson will be ready to pitch in games after recovering from a concussion.

Braves slugger Gattis has a story. Man, does he ever | Atlanta Braves
"Normally guys are late on your heater this time of year, but he was turning on it, pulling it," O’Flaherty said. "He hit a deep foul, took a couple deep to left field and I was like, who is this guy" A lot of guys come in taking pitches and feeling their way; he swung at everything I threw and just crushed it."

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