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Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, February 29th

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

Hanson to retake concussion test Thursday | News
"It's just frustrating because I want to be doing stuff with the rest of the guys," said Hanson, who suffered a Grade-1 concussion in a car accident on Feb. 20. "It was fun to be out there with them during stretching, but that's as much as [team trainers] would let me do."

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman might miss two weeks with achy knee | News
If Freeman misses two weeks, he could return in time to play the final two weeks of the exhibition season. His absence will likely provide Eric Hinske and Ernesto Mejia a chance to get plenty of playing time at first base during the Grapefruit League season's first two weeks.

Braves will be better off if they're more aggressive on base | Jeff Schultz
"We want to put a little pressure on teams any way we can," said first-base coach Terry Pendleton, who in the mid- to late-1980s played for a team, St. Louis, that excelled in manufacturing runs out of little. "We have some speed. We have guys who can take the extra base. We just need to start doing that. I hope we’re going to be more aggressive this season. But it’s a mindset, and it has to start here [in spring training]."

If looking for versatile fill-in, Sutton could fit bill | Atlanta Braves
"Last year I played five positions, and it was kind of the same situation because [third baseman Kevin] Youkilis was banged up," said Sutton, who hit .315 with a .362 on-base percentage and seven doubles in 60 plate appearances for the Red Sox. He played in 31 games and made four starts at third base before breaking a finger in August.

Kimbrel to help lead kids' cancer charity | News
"I am pleased to announce that I have become the chairman of Players Curing Kids' Cancer, and will be working closely with the charity to achieve their mission," said Kimbrel, who joins a distinguished list of sports figures involved in the organization like ESPN College Gameday co-host Lee Corso, University of South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner and Georgia State football coach Bill Curry.