Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Tuesday, March 20

Randall Delgado continued to separate himself from Julio Teheran in the battle for the final spot in the Braves opening day rotation.

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

Tyler Pastornicky, Andrelton Simmons continue shortstop battle | braves.com: News
Frank Wren: "So I think you just have to not be quick to make decisions based on a small sample size or a week or two of games. Sometimes you see things the first two weeks and you're saying, 'Wow.' Then another 10 days later, you're going, 'Oh OK, that's what we expected.'"

Delgado could have lead in race for last rotation spot | Atlanta Braves
"I think this guy’s a pretty solid major league pitcher," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the Panamanian right-hander, who went 1-1 with a 2.83 ERA in seven starts last season in his first major league stint. "When you’ve got a kid that’s 22 years old that can command those type of pitches…

Delgado growing comfortable with curveball | braves.com: News
"There was just one changeup that came back over the plate to Carpenter, the left-handed hitter," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Other than that, I thought he threw the ball really well. He threw some changeups that were down in the strike zone with some bite.

Furcal on jump from A-ball to majors: "Baseball is the same" | Atlanta Braves
"You’ve got to be mentally and physically ready and don’t change anything," said Furcal, who doesn’t think the difference in playing levels is such a big deal. "Just keep playing the same way in the major leagues as you played in the minor leagues, because baseball is the same everywhere."

McCann’s first HR is Braves’ lone extra-base hit | Atlanta Braves
Rookie reliever Arodys Vizcaino flew to Pensacola, Fla., to have his injured right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday afternoon. The Braves weren’t expected to provide an update on the hard-throwing right-hander until Tuesday morning.

Jones reflects on Bisher's legendary career | braves.com: News
"He's been welcome in our clubhouse as long as I've been here," Jones said. "He's really pro-Atlanta sports, which is nice when you get a guy at the local paper who boosts the sports scene and fan support the local teams. That's always a good thing. He was a great man and this is a sad day."

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