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Inbox: Will Atlanta win more games in 2016?
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Will the Braves’ offseason dealings lead to more wins in 2016? Beat reporter Mark Bowman opens up the Braves Inbox.

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Home again: Johnson seals deal with Braves
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Kelly Johnson signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Braves. The deal provides the veteran utility man a chance to experience a third stint with the same organization that drafted him in the first round of the 2000 Draft.

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Braves could use camp to shop Swisher
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The Braves have spent a significant portion of this offseason attempting to trade Nick Swisher. Now that they have reached an agreement with Kelly Johnson, according to a Major League source, there is even less reason to believe they will still be carrying Swisher on their roster when the regular season begins.

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Top prospects highlight non-roster invitee list
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The Braves will get a taste of their future when they welcome shortstop Dansby Swanson, left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb, shortstop Ozzie Albies, right-handed pitcher Aaron Blair and a handful of other top prospects to Spring Training as non-roster invitees.

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Former Braves come up short in Hall voting
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When Hall of Fame balloting results were announced both of the past two years, Braves fans had reason to celebrate the elections of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. But this year’s results created a different feel for three former Braves — Fred McGriff, Billy Wagner and Gary Sheffield.

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Braves set to host annual FanFest on Jan. 30
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Fans will have an opportunity to gain an early taste for the upcoming season when the Braves host their FanFest presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Jan. 30 at Turner Field.

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Source: Johnson, Braves agree on 1-year deal
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According to a Major League source familiar with the negotiations, the Braves and Kelly Johnson have agreed to a one-year deal that is pending a physical. Financial details were not provided and the club has not confirmed the deal.

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Around the Horn: Taking stock of Braves' infield
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Though the current plans could be slightly altered by some signings or trades that could be completed within the next few days or weeks, the Braves have laid the foundation for the makeup of an infield mix that will no longer benefit from Andrelton Simmons’ presence. Within the November trade that sent Simmons to the […]

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Braves to bring deeper 'pen into 2016 season
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Time will tell whether David Carpenter, Alexi Ogando or Alex Torres will prove to have been solid offseason-bargain acquisitions. But while signing each of those experienced relievers to a Minor League deal, the Braves at least enhanced a level of bullpen depth they did not possess last year.

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Inbox: How do Bourn, Swish factor into Braves' plans?
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With Hector Olivera, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis rounding out the Braves’ 2016 starting outfield, what exactly will the roles of Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher be in 2016? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.

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Braves sign lefty reliever Torres to Minors deal
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Looking to provide another veteran reliever a chance to prove he can still be effective at the Major League level, the Braves have signed left-hander Alex Torres to a Minor League contract and extended him a Spring Training invite.

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Braves' Top 30 Prospects list
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Who do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta’s Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com’s Prospect Watch.

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