With the bases loaded, and pitcher Garrett Richards struggling in his spring training debut, the Boston Red Sox cashed in on a new mercy rule, allowing them to end the inning against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.
From former All-Stars trying to make one more roster to top prospects getting a first chance, there are some intriguing players to watch in every spring training camp.
New faces in new places, top prospects and more: What we're most excited for as spring training games begin
Here's what we can't wait to watch when MLB games start this weekend.
Manager Brian Snitker, who has guided the Braves to three consecutive NL East titles, has received a contract extension through the 2023 season with a club option for '24.
Braves rookie Cristian Pache is hoping to build on his experience in the postseason last year as he eyes a starting spot in center field.
Here's how we rank baseball's 30 teams as spring training games begin.
The Atlanta Braves claimed outfielder Guillermo Heredia off waivers from the New York Mets on Wednesday.
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Some front offices crushed their hot stove to-do list while others sat back and watched.
The Braves have finalized a $1 million, one-year contract with third baseman Jake Lamb. An All-Star in 2017, Lamb will compete for a bench spot in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Braves have claimed outfielder Phillip Ervin off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
Reigning NL MVP Freddie Freeman will be a late arrival to Braves camp following the births of his sons.
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Braves pitcher Mike Soroka isn't considering a cautious approach to his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon. "Really, on the mound I am ready to compete," Soroka said.
Everyone is looking at up at the Rays on this year's list, but Tampa Bay isn't the only system loaded with talent.
Shortstop Dansby Swanson's request to earn $6.7 million this season was denied in salary arbitration Tuesday, and the Atlanta Braves instead will pay the 27-year-old veteran $6 million after his impressive 2020 season.
Baseball is back! Here's the key topic in every camp as players report across Florida and Arizona.
Two-time All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis is one of 25 non-roster players who have been invited by the Braves to spring training.
They didn't make our top 100, but these players could shoot up prospect lists in the coming season.
Here's how baseball's stars of tomorrow stack up as the sport returns to a full season.
Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty will receive $3.9 million in 2021 after winning his arbitration case, while Braves pitcher Mike Soroka will make $2.8 million after winning his case.
Here's a look at where things stand now that Major League Baseball has officially announced its 120-team minor league alignment.
With more free-agent arms still available, here's how baseball's 30 starting staffs stack up today.
From All-Stars to innings-eaters, there are still good players available just before spring training begins. We find a home for the most intriguing names on the market.
Marcell Ozuna's return to the Braves has Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos believing he has a "World Series-caliber club."
Earned Run Average7.9027th
On Base Percentage.38210th