Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, March 14th

Mike Minor is having a terrific spring training, and looks poised to have a great season.

Happy Pi Day!

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

Braves lefty Minor has another good day | Atlanta Braves
"Not just because of the scoreboard, but I think that’d be my best outing," Minor said, "just overall because of pitch sequences and locating strikes, working both sides of the plate.And I’ve always struggled against the Marlins, so that was good."

Experience paying major dividends for Mike Minor | braves.com: News
"This year, I feel like I have more of a path of where I'm headed and what [the Braves] have in store for me," Minor said. Minor called Tuesday's start his "best outing" of the spring, as he struck out four over his four frames.

Bethancourt homer salvages tie for Braves | Atlanta Braves
"He’s one of those rare guys that he can catch and throw and is becoming more and more of an offensive player," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He’s maturing. He had a hell of an Arizona Fall League. For a guy who everybody talked about his defense, his offense is solid."

Freeman starting to regain timing at plate | braves.com: News
"I was feeling pretty good before I got hurt, and my timing was pretty good," Freeman said. "Then I missed a week, so I was a little late in the beginning. But now I'm starting to get it back up."

Heyward makes brief return to center field | braves.com: News
The Braves decided to put their usual right fielder at the position to get a better feel for Heyward's ability to play in center field. "It was cool," he said. "I love center field, and I love playing the outfield."

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