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Braves Offseason 2012

Braves sign IF Ramiro Pena to 1-year deal

The Braves have signed former Yankee Ramiro Pena to a one-year contract.

Wren, Gonzalez check out Braves in winter ball

Atlanta's general manager and manager went to the Dominican Republic to watch Randall Delgado, Julio Teheran, Juan Francisco and Christian Bethancourt in action.

Braves GM Frank Wren is glad to have B.J. Upton

The Atlanta Braves signed center fielder B.J. Upton to the largest contract in franchise history on Nov. 28 and are glad they did considering the fluctuating free agent market.

Braves continuing search for LF, leadoff man

Despite signing B.J. Upton to a five-year, $75.25 million contract earlier this off-season, the Braves still have pieces to add to their lineup.

Braves re-sign Reed Johnson

The Atlanta Braves re-signed outfielder Reed Johnson to a one-year deal with a club option for 2014.

Trade prices too high for Braves

The Atlanta Braves are looking to make some additions to their roster, whether via trade or through free agency. The trades they've explored at the Winter Meetings have proven more expensive than they'd like, so they have not made any moves yet.

Braves look for shortstop to play left field

The Braves must feel like their left field options are running out, as reports indicate they have asked the Los Angeles Dodgers about Dee Gordon. Gordon would certainly aid Atlanta's youth movement, but the issue is that he plays shortstop.

Was Fredi Gonzalez worried about his contract?

Fredi Gonzalez got a two-year extension from the Atlanta Braves, which the manager calls a 'nice thing,' but he says he wasn't worried about his contract.

Braves pick up option to extend Gonzalez's tenure

Fredi Gonzalez will manage Atlanta at least through 2014. The team announced today that it had exercised a one-year option for a contract extension.

Mejia could get a chance to stick with Braves

Ernesto Mejia, a first baseman who has spent many years in the Atlanta Braves farm system, was placed on the 40-man roster, protecting him from this week's Rule 5 draft. What are his recent stats from the minors?

Could the Braves' LF already be on the team?

With the free agent market shrinking, the Braves face the prospect of a trade or even standing pat to fill their LF vacancy.

Craig Kimbrel planning to play in WBC

Atlanta Braves' closer Craig Kimbrel is planning to pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Official rosters won't be announced until January, but Kimbrel and the Braves' staff anticipate that he'll be on the squad.

Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado available via trade

The Braves have a slew of pitchers fighting for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, so a pair of young arms are on the trading block...if the price is right.

Braves targeting LF at Winter Meetings

Acquiring a left fielder is the top priority for Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren at the MLB Winter Meetings.

Braves trade Hanson to Angels for Jordan Walden

After a disappointing 2012 season, Hanson has been shipped to Los Angeles.

B.J. Upton signs with the Braves

Reports are indicating one of this year's biggest free agent targets has signed with the Braves.

Braves reportedly closing in on B.J. Upton

The Braves are on the verge of signing a big-name free agent.

The Curious Case of B.J. Upton

What should we make of B.J. Upton, and should the Braves sign him?

B.J. Upton is Atlanta's top target

B.J. Upton, who has played for the Tampa Bay Rays since 2004, has emerged as Atlanta's top choice on the free agent market.

Braves' Ahmed excels in Arizona

The Braves shortstop prospect excelled during the abbreviated AFL schedule.

Could Bobby Cox manage the new Toronto Blue Jays?

Bobby Cox says he isn't interested in managing the Toronto Blue Jays, despite their recent moves to become a contender. Cox says he's fond of Jays management, but he's happily retired and happy in Atlanta.

Rangers inquired about Braves' Andrelton Simmons

The Texas Rangers have talked to the Braves about shortstop Andrelton Simmons as part of a bigger deal for Arizona's Justin Upton.

Atlanta Braves not likely to ink Josh Hamilton

Despite a vacancy in center field created by Michael Bourn's free agency, the Braves have other issues that likely preclude them from making a serious play for Hamilton. The slugger reportedly wants seven years at $25 million per year to sign.

GM meetings start Wednesday

The Braves could be wheeling and dealing when the GM meetings start Wednesday.

Chipper Jones wins Players Choice Award

Former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones won the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award on Monday.

Yankees could have interest in David Ross

David Ross could be on the New York Yankees' radar this offseason.

Braves claim Jordan Schafer off waivers via Astros

The Atlanta Braves and Jordan Schafer have reunited after the team claimed the center fielder off waivers from the Houston Astros on Thursday.

Will Josh Hamilton land with the Atlanta Braves?

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi thinks Josh Hamilton will sign with the Atlanta Braves.

Braves RF Jason Heyward wins Gold Glove

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward won a 2012 Gold Glove Award for his defensive performance this past season.

Braves want to re-sign David Ross

The backup catcher has been reliable and now could be necessary as Brian McCann recovers from shoulder surgery.

Braves to pick up options on 3 veterans

Braves to pick up options on Brian McCann, Tim Hudson and Paul Maholm on Tuesday.

Freeman, Heyward among Gold Glove finalists

Four Braves could win hardware on Tuesday night.

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