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Drew-Wainwright deal highlighted '03 Meetings
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With media members, scouts and fellow executives within sight and wondering what these two highly regarded executives might be discussing, John Schuerholz and Walt Jocketty were extending a conversation about J.D. Drew, the outfielder the Braves sought to add to their depleted lineup.

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Braves' roster quietly undergoing changes
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This has certainly been a unique offseason for the Braves, who were neutralized by the lengthy MLB investigation that led them to gain new leadership within the baseball-operations department. But though general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been in place to run this department for less than a month, the Braves have continued to do business […]

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Anthopoulos gears up for 1st WM with Braves
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Alex Anthopoulos has maintained a patient and thorough approach as he has spent the past few weeks devouring information and evaluating the organization he inherited when he was named Braves general manager and executive vice president on Nov. 13.

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Braves sign infielder Colon to Minors deal
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The Braves had a need for a versatile infielder after non-tendering Jace Peterson and Danny Santana last week. They filled the void by signing utility man Christian Colon to a Minor League deal, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.

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Poulis named head trainer as part of reshuffle
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Longtime Braves head athletic trainer Jeff Porter will move away from his daily responsibilities and remain with the club as a senior advisor. He will be replaced by George Poulis, who spent the past 15 seasons as the head athletic trainer for the Blue Jays.

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Inbox: Could Braves deal for Opening Day arm?
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Braves reporter Mark Bowman answers questions from fans in the latest version of the Braves Inbox.

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Moves provide window into Anthopoulos' plan?
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Hours before non-tendering Matt Adams, Jace Peterson and Danny Santana on Friday, the Braves claimed versatile right-handed reliever Chase Whitley off waivers from the Rays. The combination of these decisions provided a glimpse of how general manager Alex Anthopoulos might structure Atlanta’s bullpen and bench for the upcoming season.

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Braves get in spirit with tree lighting ceremony
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The weather outside was anything but frightful — actually, it was a clear and quite pleasant low-60’s Friday evening at The Battery Atlanta as the Braves threw the first pitch of the holiday season, holding their inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

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Braves claim righty Whitley off waivers
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The Braves continued adding to their collection of relievers on Friday, claiming right-hander Chase Whitley off waivers from the Rays, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Tinnish withdraws from Braves front office post
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Andrew Tinnish, hired recently by the Braves as vice president of amateur and international scouting, has withdrawn from his position due to personal reasons, the club announced Friday.

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Adams, Peterson, Santana become FAs
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Unable to trade Matt Adams before Friday’s non-tender deadline, the Braves parted ways with their slugging first baseman, along with two others. Atlanta didn’t tender contracts to Adams, Jace Peterson and Danny Santana, making them free agents, while tendering contracts to the rest of their arbitration-eligible players — pitchers Arodys Vizcaino, Sam Freeman, Mike Foltynewicz […]

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Johnson traded to Angels for Minor Leaguer
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Alex Anthopoulos’ first player transaction as Braves general manager offered a measure of salary relief. The Braves on Thursday dealt reliever Jim Johnson and international pool money to the Angels for Minor League left-hander Justin Kelly, thus completing Anthopoulos’ first move since becoming GM earlier this month.

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