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The Daily Chop: Entering the final stretch of the spring

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MLB: MAR 29 Phillies at Braves Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves will return to action Friday evening in a rare televised contest against the Minnesota Twins. Counting Friday, the Braves have just 12 Grapefruit League games remaining and there are a number of questions left to be answered in regards to their Opening Day roster.

Five of the final 12 games for Atlanta will be broadcast on either Fox Sports South or Fox Sports Southeast. Seven of the final 12 will be available on MLB.tv. So while it has been difficult to watch the team over the first part of the spring, you will have a lot more chances over the final couple of weeks.

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