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In extended outings, Braves duo shows fatigue | braves.com: News
Greg Maddux often talked about the challenge a pitcher faces every time they add an additional inning to their scheduled starts during Spring Training. Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado seemed to gain some understanding of this on Wednesday night as they both struggled in their fourth inning of work in a 6-5 win over the Nationals.
Simmons shines in front of TV audience | Atlanta Braves
"He’s got some range out there," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. There is growing speculation around camp that Simmons will get serious consideration for the shortstop job over fellow 22-year-old Tyler Pastornicky, the rookie thought to have the job entering camp.
Hudson cleared for full-on mound work | Atlanta Braves
"It was a very, very good report — the geriatric program is working around here," cracked Hudson, 36. "I’ve increased my workload pretty substantially over the last couple of weeks and it has responded well. It’s responded as if I was doing light stuff. The X-ray looked good and my range of motion was good. "Two thumbs up, man."
Accident that took his eye didn't rob Braves' Luis Salazar of passion for game | braves.com: News
"I went to visit him a few weeks after it happened and he was talking about baseball," Braves left fielder Martin Prado said. "He had that eye covered and he was talking about baseball. I went there to talk about it and the only thing he wanted to talk about was baseball."
Prado back to being aggressive at plate | braves.com: News
"I feel when you lose your confidence, you lose your aggressiveness," Prado said. "When you are not aggressive enough, you are not mentally ready to attack the baseball. Right now, I'm just not thinking. If I see a good pitch to hit, I'm swinging."
Be Among the First in Georgia with a Special Edition State Issued Atlanta Braves License Plate | braves.com: News
Atlanta Braves fans will soon be able to show their team spirit and support the Atlanta Braves Foundation as they traverse Georgia's roads and highways, with a special edition, state-issued Atlanta Braves license plate. The first 1,000 fans to register, by Wednesday, March 21, will also receive two FREE tickets to a 2012 Braves game.