Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Monday, March 26th

Hopefully the Teheran elbow scares have passed. One TJ surgery to a top prospect this year is more than enough.

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

Relaxed, confident Jurrjens in command | braves.com: News
"I've been working a lot on my mental approach," Jurrjens said. "I just wanted to go out there and go all out. I think I've been holding back and trying to save the knee. But if something is going to happen, it's going to happen. I would prefer to go out, be aggressive, throw strikes and get people out."

'No problems' for Teheran in 'pen session | braves.com: News
Julio Teheran provided the Braves some relief on Saturday, when he completed a 25-pitch bullpen session with approximately 75 percent effort in a pain-free manner. Teheran had experienced some upper arm stiffness after pitching against the Cardinals on Monday.

Delgado still rotation candidate after loss | braves.com: News
"He's still got to get through those difficult innings and minimize the damage a little bit," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "But at the end of the day, yeah, I do think he pitched a little better than the line score showed."

As Spring Training nears end, Braves face key questions | braves.com: News
General manager Frank Wren said the fact Jones could miss just a handful of games will not pressure him toward making a move. But as Opening Day nears, there are some players in his clubhouse wondering if he might attempt to acquire an outfielder or a reliever before his club begins to play games that matter.

Shortstop battle still up in the air | braves.com: News
"The guy we take [to start the season] might not be the guy you end up with anyways," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "This game is funny. It's a long season. So we could break with Pastornicky and a month later Simmons comes or we could break with Simmons and Pastornicky could come a month later. There's crazy things like that."

Heyward could be Braves’ backup in center | Atlanta Braves
Don’t be surprised if Jason Heyward becomes one of the world’s largest center fielders at times during the 2012 season. The Braves started Heyward in center instead of right field Saturday, the second time he started a game in center this spring. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the Braves wanted to have the 6-foot-5, 235-pound left-hander play some center in case they decide to have him be their backup to Michael Bourn, instead of carrying Luis Durango or Jose Constanza to serve as backup.

Uggla's stellar spring keeps rolling along | braves.com: News
Instead of sticking with his normal approach to look at a number of offspeed and breaking pitches during Spring Training, Dan Uggla entered the exhibition season determined to time the fastball first and utilize the same aggressive approach he uses during the regular season. Opposing pitchers have paid the price.

Minor Moves: White Sox, Braves: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
The White Sox traded minor league infielder Greg Paiml to the Braves for cash considerations, tweets Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Paiml, 27, played in 108 games for the White Sox's Double-A affiliate in 2011 and spent 80 of those games at shortstop.

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