Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, March 28th

AJC beat writer David O'Brien thinks Tommy Hanson will get the opening day start over Jair Jurrjens.

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Carlyle shines in cameo, hopes for callback during season | Atlanta Braves
"That’s the goal obviously," he said. "The reason you’re still playing is because you think you can still pitch in the big leagues. So you just try to show the guys that you can still throw, and if they need you you’re available. When you start off [spring training] in the minor leagues that’s what you try to do. You just want to show them that’s an option if they ever need it."

Carlyle learning how to pitch with diabetes | braves.com: News
"I found out I was diabetic in '09 and went to Japan in 2010," Carlyle said. "Last year, I was with the Yankees for a little while. It took me a while to get all my weight back. Now for the first time I feel like I have everything with me again."

Signs point to Hanson as opening day starter | Atlanta Braves
While the Braves still haven’t announced their opening day starter, signs now point to Tommy Hanson as the man who could get the assignment. Manager Fredi Gonzalez rearranged the rotation order after the Braves’ day off Monday, and Hanson will make his last spring-training start Saturday against Detroit. That would put him on pace –on regular four days’ rest — to start the April 5 season opener against the Mets in New York.

Wilson happy to make Grapefruit debut | braves.com: News
"It's feeling good," Wilson said. "Any time you can get out there healthy and ready to play is good. I've been sitting on the training room table for the last five weeks or so just champing at the bit. You don't really feel part of the team, so it's nice to get back out here and get time on the field to get ready for the season."

Braves' starting shortstop battle between Tyler Pastornicky and Andrelton Simmons is wide open | braves.com: News
"Whoever we choose, I think we have enough offense that they don't have to worry and you don't have to worry about them hitting .290," Gonzalez said. "Just go out there and play, make sure you get the signs right and get the bunt down, hit-and-run or whatever we ask. I'm more worried about defensively with our pitching staff, because those guys throw a lot of ground balls."

Fish to seek second opinion on sore elbow | braves.com: News
Left-hander Robert Fish saw the team doctor recently to get an opinion on his sore elbow. He is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews next week to get a second opinion on his elbow. He has not pitched since March 13 against the Marlins.

Atlanta Braves stockpiling third-base prospects | Bill Shanks | Macon.com
Terdoslavich has a lot of similarities to Jones. Both are switch-hitters who play third base. Both also credit their fathers with teaching them how to hit. Terdoslavich praises his father, Joe, for stressing the finer points of hitting. "He’s been my hitting coach my whole life," Terdoslavich said. "He’s been huge. Even if he’s not there, he knows what’s going on, what I’m doing wrong or the reason why something happens in a game. He doesn’t even have to be there. He knows my swing better than I do."

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