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Parkview's Francoeur has a night and trip to remember

ATLANTA — Jeff Francoeur and his wife, Catie, will find out on Thursday whether their second child, due in October, will be another girl or a boy.

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Jose Peraza pushes average over .300 in Gwinnett Braves win

Jose Peraza continued his rebound from a rough start, pushing his season average above .300 on Sunday in the Gwinnett Braves' 8-1 win over Toledo

Reds blast Braves with three-homer night

Right-hander Jason Marquis, who didn’t pitch in the majors last season after elbow surgery, is showing that his long career isn’t over.

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Reds' starter Mike Leake takes it upon himself in win over Braves

ATLANTA — Cincinnati Reds right-hander Mike Leake took it upon himself to make sure he finally got his first victory of the season.

Prospect Wisler hit hard as G-Braves fall 8-5

Kyle Davies, like Matt Wisler now, was once a top Atlanta pitching prospect.

Penalties for speed-up violations start Friday in minors

The Gwinnett Braves have been on the clock for four weeks, but with no consequences to the players. Beginning this weekend, there will be.

G-Braves' Wisler gets another chance at first win

LAWRENCEVILLE — Matt Wisler admitted he was a little nervous in his first start for the Gwinnett Braves, but that outing was actually his most effective so far.

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G-Braves clinch first series win, go for sweep

LAWRENCEVILLE — Jose Peraza is considered a future leadoff hitter for the Atlanta Braves, but the second baseman has hit in the No. 2 spot of the Gwinnett lineup in all except one game.

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Juan Jaime on DL after one game with G-Braves

Juan Jaime landed on the disabled list after just one ill-fated relief appearance with the Gwinnett Braves

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Cedric Hunter's ninth-inning home run gives Gwinnett Braves win

The Gwinnett Braves' first home run at Coolray Field was a walk-off winner Monday night against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

G-Braves rained out at Durham, doubleheader set

The Gwinnett Braves, who were rained out Saturday night in Durham, haven’t fared well against the rest of the International League’s South Division.

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Jaime gets another chance with G-Braves

Jaime went unclaimed by any other major league team after being designated for assignment by Atlanta and was sent outright to the G-Braves on Friday.

G-BRAVES NOTES: Mike Foltynewicz looks Atlanta-ready after gem

Mike Foltynewicz may be the on the verge of pitching himself off the Gwinnett Braves.

Gwinnett Braves power outage finally comes to an end

The Gwinnett Braves didn’t start any of their previous six seasons by going more than four games without a home run.

Elbow injury lands Brady Feigl on G-Braves' DL

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Atlanta Braves organization has had a run of bad luck when it comes to pitchers needing Tommy John surgery.

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G-Braves' Matt Wisler makes good first impression

LAWRENCEVILLE — When Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez talks about Matt Wisler, the word “close” is almost always included.

G-Braves fall in another extra-inning game

LAWRENCEVILLE — It took most of the Gwinnett Braves’ opening homestand, but Jose Peraza started to show why he is considered Atlanta’s top prospect.

Marlins power past Braves 8-2

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton broke his slump just in time to help Tom Koehler finally get a victory over the Atlanta Braves.

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Mets hand Braves first loss of the season

Bartolo Colon delivered on the mound and at the plate on Sunday, dealing the Atlanta Braves their first loss of the young season

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Freeman homer boosts Braves to 5-3 win over Mets

The supposedly rebuilding Atlanta Braves are off to an impressive and unexpected start.

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Hawks win franchise record 58th game

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks, who set a team record with 19 straight wins earlier in the season, now also own the franchise mark for victories in a season with their 58th.

Matt Wisler adds another top prospect to G-Braves

The rebuilding Atlanta Braves have had a nearly complete roster makeover. But as hard as it may be to believe, their Class AAA team has even more of a new look for 2015.

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G-BRAVES NOTES: Constanza one of victims of late cutdown

Former International League batting champion Jose Constanza won’t be a member of the Gwinnett Braves for the first time in five years

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Gwinnett Braves, minor league baseball teams to use pace-of-play clocks

In an attempt to cut down on long games, the Gwinnett Braves and other minor-league baseball teams will use pace-of-play clocks this season

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Promoted Durham manager part of International League changes

The Gwinnett Braves’ showdowns with Durham will have a key ingredient missing this season

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Brookwood’s Sims still stands out in restocked Atlanta Braves system

The Atlanta Braves added plenty of young talent via trades in the winter, but homegrown prospect Lucas Sims of Brookwood still ranks high in the farm system’s talent list

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Atlanta Braves retool with 2017 and new ballpark top focus

Atlanta Braves players kept insisting throughout spring training that they weren’t conceding anything this year despite the team’s offseason rebuild toward a new ballpark in 2017.

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Top prospect Peraza adds excitement to Gwinnett Braves

Jose Peraza struggled in his first spring training with the Atlanta Braves, going hitless in his first 13 at-bats before being sent down to minor league camp with a .063 average.

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Greenville takes shootout to spoil Gladiators comeback

DULUTH — Playing three straight days is hardly unusual in the ECHL.

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Markakis looks good in return from surgery

It looks like right fielder Nick Markakis will be ready for opening day after all.

BRAVES NOTES: Stults, Wang both post effective starts

Eric Stults threw five efficient innings against Washington, but the veteran left-hander didn’t have the best pitching line of an Atlanta Braves starter on Saturday.

Veteran lefty Rodriguez earns Braves spot

The Atlanta Braves got lucky with Aaron Harang last season. Will they be again this year with Wandy Rodriguez?

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Providence Christian grad McHugh a key part of Houston Astros rotation

Providence Christian product Collin McHugh came out of nowhere to post one of the top seasons by a rookie pitcher in 2014

Martin making surprise bid for Braves' rotation spot

Cody Martin wasn’t added to Atlanta’s 40-man roster last fall, meaning any team could claim him for just $50,000 in the Rule V draft.

Bethancourt off to fast start at plate

Christian Bethancourt has done nothing this spring to indicate that he isn’t ready to take over the full load behind the plate for the Atlanta Braves.

BRAVES NOTES: Martin gets shot as other starters struggle

Friday the 13th was definitely a frightful day for two top Atlanta prospects bidding for the open spots in the Braves’ starting rotation.

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Tough spring start a reality check for top Braves prospect Peraza

The hype machine about top Braves prospect Jose Peraza has quieted. Not the long-term one, though. Just all the short-term speculation about the 20-year-old being ready to open the season as Atlanta’s second baseman.

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Gwinnett Braves' roster will be revamped like the big-league Braves

Brian Snitker is keeping an eye on his future Gwinnett Braves in Atlanta’s major league spring training

BRAVES NOTES: Freeman off to torrid start in Grapefruit League

First baseman Freddie Freeman continued his fast spring start with a first-inning double Wednesday, but it was one of the few offensive highlights in the Atlanta Braves’ 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Mike Minor will start the season on the DL

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Atlanta Braves now have to fill two spots in their starting rotation rather than just one.

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Brookwood grad Lucas Sims part of Braves' spring no-hitter

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Lucas Sims’ debut for the Atlanta Braves in a Grapefruit League game was certainly a memorable one.

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Miller can't get out of first inning in Braves' spring debut

Expect for starter Shelby Miller, the retooling Atlanta Braves mainly received prospects back in their winter flurry of trades.

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Teague, Hawks rally to beat Houston

It took a while, but the Atlanta Hawks finally made the Houston Rockets pay for the absence of guard James Harden.

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Shiloh boys fall short against Pebblebrook| PHOTOS

ATLANTA — Shiloh has never had a boys basketball season like this one, but a player or two from the past would have made a big difference Saturday.

Final Four notes: Gwinnett to go without boys state champion

ATLANTA — Gwinnett County won’t have a boys state basketball champion for just the second time in 10 years.

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Norcross girls grow up late to reach Final Four | PHOTOS

NORCROSS – The Norcross girls showed their youth in the first quarter while falling behind by 10 points

Braves' Upton hopes to rebound, start new chapter

B.J. Upton hit a combined .198 with 324 strikeouts in his first two seasons with the Atlanta Braves, doing nothing except getting former general manager Frank Wren fired for the blunder of giving the center fielder a five-year, $75.25 million contract as a free agent.

Wesleyan girls back in Final Four as usual

The Wesleyan girls reached the state championship game in each of the past 11 seasons in an unprecedented run of Georgia high school basketball success.

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Norcross boys roll into AAAAAA Elite Eight with 102-59 rout | PHOTOS

Going by opponents’ records, the Norcross boys had the easiest path to the Elite Eight of any Class AAAAAA team.

Norcross girls basketball gets past Valdosta in state playoffs

Norcross got past Valdosta in the second round of the Class AAAAAA girls basketball state playoffs