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America's favorite pastime is now being considered a dangerous one. After the hard-hitting line drive this past weekend to Tampa Bay pitcher Alex Cobb, many are talking about whether pitchers need moreMore >>
America's favorite pastime is now being considered a dangerous one.
After the hard-hitting line drive this past weekend to Tampa Bay pitcher Alex Cobb, many are talking about whether pitchers need more protection while on the field. More >>
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ATLANTA (AP) - Play ball!
On a frosty winter day, the Atlanta Braves started getting ready for the rites of spring - tossing around baseballs and jumping into the batting cage to take a few swings at Turner Field.
It may seem hard to believe, but spring training is just a few weeks away.
Among those turning out for the informal workouts on Tuesday with temperatures in the low 40s: closer Craig Kimbrel, slugger Jason Heyward and recovering starter Brandon Beachy, who is coming off major elbow surgery but hopes to be ready by June.
As with most teams this time of year, there's plenty of optimism. The Braves will have to make do without longtime star Chipper Jones, who retired, but they're looking forward to adding free-agent signee B.J. Upton to the lineup.