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The Braves have a month to evaluate Soroka

Feb. 28, 2021 BY  KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As Spring Training games are officially underway, the Braves still have over a month to determine if Mike Soroka will be healthy enough to open the season, or if he will need to miss a couple weeks as he recovers from his Achilles surgery.…Continue Reading


Snit extended as Braves skipper through 2023

Feb. 26, 2021 – BY KEVIN CALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – When the Braves parted ways with Fredi Gonzalez in 2016, it seemed like Brian Snitker was viewed as more of a placeholder than anything. The former third base coach was “promoted” to manager at Triple-A following the 2013 season. At the time, it…Continue Reading

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Chipper Jones rejoins the Braves as an assistant hitting coach

Feb. 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – One of the constants surrounding the Braves over the last few years has been the coaching staff. Whether it’s Ron Washington working with the infielders, Eric Young Sr. assisting in the positioning of the outfielders, or Rick Kranitz taking a relatively young and…Continue Reading

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Questions remain when rounding out the Braves’ roster

Feb. 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As the Braves inch closer to their first Grapefruit League game of the new year, the team that takes the field on Sunday is likely not a finished product. A few questions still remain when it comes to rounding out the roster. Who…Continue Reading