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Regarding PED suspicions, the Hall of Fame mood is changing

Regarding PED suspicions, the Hall of Fame mood is changing

Bud Selig (left) is in. No idea who the other guy is. (AJC file photo) The Hall of Fame tide is turning.
Would you vote this player into baseball's Hall of Fame?

Would you vote this player into baseball's Hall of Fame?

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Baseball Writers' Association of America will unveil their list of inductees to the 2017 Class to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Nineteen players join a list of 15 returning stars on the 2017 ballot. Among the new names are sluggers Manny Ramirez, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, and Vladimir Guerrero. The list of eligible players includes the controversial names of Barry...
Meet Chipper Jones’ baby boy

Meet Chipper Jones’ baby boy

Former Braves slugger Chipper Jones became a dad again last week. Jones’ fifth son came after a few days of anticipation. On Saturday, he introduced fans to his son with a tweet: “I would like everyone to meet Cutler Ridge Jones. He's ugly, his momma dresses him funny.....but he's chill! #PEACE” Jones has been a special assistant with the Braves since 2015. After manager Fredi...
Seven things we learned in Atlanta sports biz this week

Seven things we learned in Atlanta sports biz this week

Seven things we learned in Atlanta sports business this week: 1. Single-game tickets for the Braves’ inaugural season at SunTrust Park will go on sale March 10, the team said. Six-game ticket packages will be available beginning Feb. 7. Full story here. 2. The Braves unveiled plans for tributes to Hank Aaron throughout SunTrust Park. The new stadium will honor the legendary Braves...
Former Braves catcher hired by Cubs

Former Braves catcher hired by Cubs

Former Braves catcher David Ross, who retired after the 2016 season, has joined the Cubs as a special assistant to the baseball operations staff, the Cubs announced Friday. Ross was a key player last season as the Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. According to Cash Kruth of the Cub’s MLB web site, Ross will “contribute to all elements within the club’s baseball operations...
Palm Beach County remains on Braves’ spring radar

Palm Beach County remains on Braves’ spring radar

The Braves’ long search for a new spring-training home in Florida continues, with the team rekindling interest in a possible return to Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach Post reported Friday that business and government leaders in the central part of the county “are buzzing with optimism” about a proposal to build a Braves spring-training complex in John Prince Park near Lake Worth...
Braves trade for infielder Micah Johnson from Dodgers

Braves trade for infielder Micah Johnson from Dodgers

The Braves added a potential bench player Friday by getting infielder/outfielder Micah Johnson from the Dodgers in a trade for cash or a player to be named later. Johnson, 26, is a former Indiana University standout and ex-White Sox prospect who has shown good speed and on-base potential in the minor leagues but struggled in limited playing time in the majors over parts of two seasons. He was designated...
Braves avoid arbitration, agree to terms with relievers Vizcaino, Krol

Braves avoid arbitration, agree to terms with relievers Vizcaino, Krol

The Braves will avoid arbitration hearings for the 15th time in 16 years after agreeing to terms Friday on one-year contracts with relievers Arodys Vizcaino and left-hander Ian Krol. Vizcaino gets $1.55 million and Krol $900,000, each slightly below arbitration projections by MLBTradeRumors.com. They were the only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible Braves, and Vizcaino and Krol agreed to terms...
Braves’ plans are a big hit with Hank Aaron

Braves’ plans are a big hit with Hank Aaron

The Braves’ plans for honoring Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park are a big hit with the franchise’s greatest player.
Fox Sports regional networks to carry 7 Braves spring training games

Fox Sports regional networks to carry 7 Braves spring training games

Seven Braves spring-training games will be televised by Fox Sports South or Fox Sports Southeast, including the March 31 exhibition against the Yankees that will be first game played at SunTrust Park. The regional sports networks’ broadcast schedule begins with a March 11 game vs. the Cardinals on Fox Sports Southeast and also includes games March 19 vs. Cardinals; March 23 and March 24 against...
How Braves will honor Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park

How Braves will honor Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park

The Braves unveiled plans Thursday for tributes to Hank Aaron throughout their new stadium. SunTrust Park will honor the legendary Braves superstar with a bronze statue, a baseball-bats sculpture, silhouettes of his famous swing on the ends of each row of seats and a terrace displaying the bat and ball from his record-breaking 715th home run. “Hank Aaron is one of the preeminent figures of all...
Question raised about shoulder of pitcher Braves acquired

Question raised about shoulder of pitcher Braves acquired

The Braves’ trade of Mallex Smith and Shae Simmons to Seattle for two pitching prospects created a bit of buzz Wednesday, including a question from esteemed baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal about why the Mariners would have included the highly touted left-hander Luiz Gohara in the deal.
4 things to enjoy in downtown Atlanta before or after the Atlanta Falcons game

4 things to enjoy in downtown Atlanta before or after the Atlanta Falcons game

This weekend’s big game may bring you to downtown this weekend, but there will be much more to enjoy than seeing the battle between the Falcons and the Seahawks.  There was a time that going to downtown Atlanta meant one of three things: you had tickets to a sporting event, a parking ticket to dispute or out-of-town guests that wanted to visit World of Coke. But the recent developments...
Braves trade Mallex Smith, Shae Simmons to Seattle for prospects

Braves trade Mallex Smith, Shae Simmons to Seattle for prospects

The Braves traded outfielder Mallex Smith and relief pitcher Shae Simmons to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday for a pair of left-handed pitching prospects, Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows. Gohara, 20, was rated the Mariners’ No. 3 prospect by Baseball America after going 7-2 with a 1.81 ERA in 13 starts at two Single-A levels in 2016 and posting 81 strikeouts with 23 walks in 69 2/3 innings...
The Braves trade Mallex, who’d become disposable, for a big arm

The Braves trade Mallex, who’d become disposable, for a big arm

Mallex Smith, again on the move. (John Bazemore/AP photo) This is a surprise, though not an utter shock: The Atlanta Braves have traded Mallex Smith to the Seattle Mariners.
Chipper Jones is a dad again

Chipper Jones is a dad again

Chipper Jones is a dad again. After 12 days of waiting past the due date, the future Braves Hall of Famer announced the birth of his fifth son this morning on Twitter: Chipper and his wife, Taylor Jones, married last year. The two had said they were expecting their first child early this year. The anticipation grew weary on both of them as time approached. OK, mostly on Chipper. The longtime...
Braves rookie Dansby Swanson already a high-profile ‘ambassador’

Braves rookie Dansby Swanson already a high-profile ‘ambassador’

Dansby Swanson became a Braves fan favorite in his first major league stint in 2016, and the rookie shortstop’s celebrity has already extended well beyond the South. That was underscored again Tuesday with the announcement that Swanson is one of five new brand ambassadors for New Era Cap, which makes the caps worn by all major league teams. Swanson, 22, is in some heady company: New Era&rsquo...
Atlanta Braves announce dates of Tomahawk Team, Heavy Hitter auditions

Atlanta Braves announce dates of Tomahawk Team, Heavy Hitter auditions

The Atlanta Braves may be moving to Cobb County, but at least one thing’s staying comfortingly — if peppily — the same: The Tomahawk Team. The high-energy squad of young women who greet and engage fans before and during every home game; dance atop the dugout to “Thank God I’m A Country Boy;” make community appearances on behalf of the team, and, perhaps most important...
Braves set date for start of single-game ticket sales

Braves set date for start of single-game ticket sales

Single-game tickets for the Braves’ inaugural season at SunTrust Park will go on sale March 10, the team said Monday. Six-game ticket packages will be available beginning Feb. 7. Until then, only full-season and 27-game ticket packages are being sold. The Braves’ regular-season home opener in their new stadium is on April 14 against the San Diego Padres. For more information on Braves...
‘Big Sexy’ Bartolo and Dansby among Braves 2017 bobblehead dolls

‘Big Sexy’ Bartolo and Dansby among Braves 2017 bobblehead dolls

If you want a Bartolo Colon Braves bobblehead doll and don’t have season tickets, we’d suggest buying a ticket to the June 9 home game vs. the Mets as soon as single-game tickets go on sale next month. The Braves announced their five-doll bobblehead lineup for 2017, and that June 9 (Friday) series opener against his former Mets team is the date for the Colon collectible. The other four...
Becker provides details on Georgia State Stadium changes

Becker provides details on Georgia State Stadium changes

Turner Field will be renovated in two phases into a football-specific stadium holding about 33,000 fans, according to Georgia State president Mark Becker. The sale was completed Thursday with Georgia State and a private development team reaching an agreement with the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority. The first phase will get the stadium ready for play this fall, with a more...
’All-Stars’ of Braves’ minor league system

’All-Stars’ of Braves’ minor league system

MiLB.com names prospects who it determines had the most outstanding seasons in Minor League Baseball. Here are the ‘All-stars’ of Braves’ minor league system:
Ex-Braves prospect with fourth team in four weeks

Ex-Braves prospect with fourth team in four weeks

The wild offseason of former Braves pitcher Tyrell Jenkins continues. The San Diego Padres made a waiver claim for Jenkins on Tuesday, marking the fourth franchise in the past month for the one-time touted Braves prospect. On Dec. 8, the Braves traded Jenkins to the Texas Rangers with pitching prospect Brady Feigl for Luke Jackson, another touted prospect. Jackson was a first-round draft pick of the...
These 6 Braves can set career milestones in 2017

These 6 Braves can set career milestones in 2017

In 2017, these six Braves players can set new career marks at SunTrust Park in Cobb.
Leadoff: Braves’ Colon tops ‘strange but true’ list

Leadoff: Braves’ Colon tops ‘strange but true’ list

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com points out some cool things about new Braves pitcher Bartolo Colon’s 2016 season … as a hitter. In a column posted yesterday on strange but true feats of the season, Stark begins with Colon’s home run for the Mets against the Padres on May 7. He puts the blast into perspective, writing: “Hank Aaron hit his last home run — No. 755 — when...
10 names that defined Atlanta sports in 2016

10 names that defined Atlanta sports in 2016

2016 was a year of transition in Atlanta sports. Cranes hovered over stadium construction sites, as new coaches and players entered the scene (for some it was a homecoming).  Here are 10 names that - for better or worse - have made Atlanta sports memorable in 2016: Dansby Swanson's first game in Atlanta was the most anticipated homecoming of the year. The Marietta star, acquired by the Braves...
Braves’ Mallex Smith pulled from Puerto Rico after re-injuring side

Braves’ Mallex Smith pulled from Puerto Rico after re-injuring side

It’s been a rough winter for Braves outfielder Mallex Smith, who left his Puerto Rican league team after a recurrence of a strained oblique that undermined his brief stint with a Mexican league team in October. Mayaguez Indians general manager Frankie Thon was upset last week after Smith left the team — Thon told Puerto Rico reporters that Smith hadn’t asked for permission and had...
Why this will be my final baseball Hall of Fame vote

Why this will be my final baseball Hall of Fame vote

Dear Hall of Fame. You hold a special place in my heart. I will always cherish our time together, walking through your hallways, connecting with your history, seeing your exhibits. When I stepped in front of the Sandy Koufax plaque, I did not want to leave. When I saw Babe Ruth’s bat and Hank Aaron’s jersey and Shoeless Joe Jackson’s … shoes!, I wanted to take them all home...
The sports year in review: Making history and taking names

The sports year in review: Making history and taking names

The Chicago Cubs and the city of Cleveland won championships in 2016, making this officially The Year of Frozen Margaritas in Hell. Pigs flew. The sun rose in the west. Chardonnay married prime rib. And the Cubs won a World Series. Meanwhile, there, longingly, was Atlanta. (Motto: Resurgens, which loosely translated from the Latin means, “New stadiums for everyone”). Team-building remained...
The Braves lock up Ender Inciarte, a hugely important player

The Braves lock up Ender Inciarte, a hugely important player

Hugs all around. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Here’s a Christmas gift from the Atlanta Braves to … well, themselves.
Braves sign Inciarte to $30.525 million contract extension

Braves sign Inciarte to $30.525 million contract extension

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with outfielder Ender Inciarte on a five-year contract, thus avoiding salary arbitration. The contract runs through the 2021 season and includes a club option for the 2022 campaign.  The $30.525 million contract includes a $3.5 million signing bonus and a $1.025 million buyout in year six, according to a person familiar with the deal. &ldquo...
Braves make changes in medical and conditioning staffs

Braves make changes in medical and conditioning staffs

The Braves have a new head team physician and a new strength coach after a reorganization of the team’s medical and conditioning staffs was announced Wednesday. Dr. Gary M. Lourie was named head team physician after serving since 2000 as a Braves associate physician and the team’s hand specialist. Lourie also serves as hand-surgeon consultant for Georgia Tech athletics and head orthopedic...
Braves’ Dansby Swanson switches jersey number

Braves’ Dansby Swanson switches jersey number

If you have a No. 2 Dansby Swanson jersey under the tree, you might want to see if you can exchange it after Christmas. On the other hand, it might also become a collector’s item. The popular Braves rookie shortstop announced Wednesday he’ll switch from No. 2 back to his old No. 7. When Swanson was called up to the major leagues for the first time in August, he wore No. 2 only because...
Some of baseball’s oldest pitchers have been Braves

Some of baseball’s oldest pitchers have been Braves

A Braves pitcher taking the mound their 40s isn’t as rare as you think. Here are some of the more recent older hurlers.
Must see: SunTrust Park flyover

Must see: SunTrust Park flyover

The opening of the Braves’ SunTrust Park is just four months away. From the scenes in a flyover video posted by the Braves on Facebook, much still needs to be done to the Battery Atlanta development that will be home to the Braves in Cobb County.  What you see will whet your appetite for baseball: The Braves will conclude their spring training schedule with an exhibition game...
Bartolo Colon getting fit for Braves

Bartolo Colon getting fit for Braves

Bartolo Colon, aka “Big Sexy,” is getting ready for his Braves debut. The 43-year-old right-hander, who signed a one-year, $12.5 million deal with Atlanta in November, is listed at 5-foot-11 and 285 pounds.  This offseason, he appears to be working to slim down. In a video posted to Twitter by MLB.com reporter Jesse Sanchez,  Colon - wearing a “Bartbino&rdquo...
The Braves in 2017: Not a .500 team, but close

The Braves in 2017: Not a .500 team, but close

The Braves’ rebuild is progressing at a rate unimaginable when it began, which was barely 26 months ago. So much has happened in such a short time that it’s no exaggeration to say there’s a mighty wind at this franchise’s back. While exercising only one top-10 draft selection — at least of their own; they’ve proved deft at purloining picks made by other clubs &mdash...
Baseball changes its hazing rules and some hate it. How about you?

Baseball changes its hazing rules and some hate it. How about you?

Baseball owners and players on Tuesday ratified their five-year labor contract, which contains a new Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that bans the hazing ritual of dressing up rookies in costumes that could be considered offensive, including women's outfits. The Associated Press was the first to report on the costume change. But some of the players who've been through the ritual weren't so happy...
Leadoff: Schuerholz says Braves’ spring site search continues

Leadoff: Schuerholz says Braves’ spring site search continues

John Schuerholz and other Braves executives were in the room Tuesday morning when Collier County, Fla., commissioners unanimously rejected further negotiations with the team about building a new spring-training complex in the Naples area. “We were invited to come down, so we did, as we’ve done for other communities where we have been discussing the possibility of partnering to build...
Florida county rejects Braves’ spring stadium

Florida county rejects Braves’ spring stadium

The Braves struck out Tuesday with a county commission in southwest Florida, which unanimously rejected further negotiations with the team about building a spring-training stadium in the Naples area. The Collier County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to discontinue talks with the Braves, who are seeking public funds for a new spring home for 2019 and beyond. A feasibility study by the county, which...
Braves sign lefty John Danks to minor league deal

Braves sign lefty John Danks to minor league deal

The Braves did some low-risk speculating Monday, agreeing to sign left-hander John Danks to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major league spring training, a person familiar with the situation said. Danks, 31, was released by the White Sox in May after going 0-4 with a 7.25 ERA in four starts and allowing 28 hits, five homers and 11 walks in 22 1/3 innings. The White Sox ate the remainder...
Damon Berryhill is Braves’ new Triple-A manager

Damon Berryhill is Braves’ new Triple-A manager

Former major league catcher Damon Berryhill is the Braves’ new Triple-A Gwinnett manager, one of four new managers among the team’s seven affiliates including its two rookie-league teams. Berryhill, 52, spent seven seasons as a minor league manager in the Dodgers organization through 2015, guiding teams to postseason berths in five of those seasons and winning the Triple-A Pacific Coast...
Board to consider $100 million Braves spring stadium in Naples

Board to consider $100 million Braves spring stadium in Naples

As the Braves continue their long search for a new spring-training home, commissioners in Collier County, Fla., are scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to pursue negotiations with the team to build a $100 million stadium in a Naples development. A preliminary feasibility study, which will be presented to the commissioners, shows the project would be funded largely with taxpayer dollars. Collier County...
Track Braves' offseason moves

Track Braves' offseason moves

A review of the transactions the Atlanta Braves have made since finishing the 2016 season.
Braves prospect on a tear Down Under

Braves prospect on a tear Down Under

Baseball in Australia suits Braves outfield prospect Ronald Acuna just fine. Acuna, who played last summer at Single-A Rome, is spending his offseason playing for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League and is hitting .351 in 15 games. The MLB Pipeline at MLB.com ranks Acuna the Braves’ No. 17 overall prospect. Overall at Melbourne, he is 20-for-57, with two homers, 12 RBIs, 11...
Ex-Braves reliever joins men in blue

Ex-Braves reliever joins men in blue

Former Braves reliever Anthony Varvaro made the move from rescuing major league teams to protecting residents and visitors of greater New York. According to a news release by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Varvaro joined its police force Friday, one of 80 officers in this year’s Port Authority training class. Varvaro, who turned 32 on Halloween, is from Staten Island and pitched...
Braves get lefty prospect Tyler Pike to complete trade with Mariners

Braves get lefty prospect Tyler Pike to complete trade with Mariners

The Braves added yet another young pitching prospect with big potential and control issues Friday when they acquired left-hander Tyler Pike from the Seattle Mariners. Pike, 22, was the player to be named later in the Nov. 28 trade that sent right-handed prospects Rob Whalen and Max Povse to the Mariners for outfield prospect Alex Jackson, who might shift back to his original position as a catcher...
John Schuerholz on Hall, Braves’ struggles and future

John Schuerholz on Hall, Braves’ struggles and future

John Schuerholz called being elected to the Hall of Fame, “The Shangri-La of my dreams.” So welcome to well-deserved paradise. The Braves’ former general manager and current vice chairman, who with Bobby Cox helped build a perennial losing team into a franchise that won one World Series, five pennants and 14 division titles, will be inducted during ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y...
Leadoff: Spurrier and the Bulldogs now ‘buddies’?

Leadoff: Spurrier and the Bulldogs now ‘buddies’?

The irony of Steve Spurrier, noted tormentor of the Georgia Bulldogs as an opposing coach, accepting an award in Georgia didn’t escape notice Thursday night. Spurrier received an award for career-long contributions to the sport during the College Football Awards show, held at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta and televised nationally on ESPN. Afterward, a reporter asked Spurrier...
Braves trade Jenkins, Feigl to Rangers for reliever Jackson

Braves trade Jenkins, Feigl to Rangers for reliever Jackson

Only a few hours after Braves officials left what had been a trade-less Winter Meetings for them, they finalized a trade that sent Braves pitching prospects Tyrell Jenkins and lefty reliever Brady Feigl to the Rangers for hard-throwing right-handed reliever Luke Jackson. Jackson, a former first-round draft pick, routinely throws 95-98 mph fastballs and can reach triple digits, but the former starter...
Georgia State agrees to hire Shawn Elliott as football coach

Georgia State agrees to hire Shawn Elliott as football coach

Georgia State has agreed to hire Shawn Elliott as its next football coach. A news conference is set for 11 a.m. Friday. Elliott worked with Panthers athletic director Charlie Cobb when both were at Appalachian State. Elliott has been a position coach or coordinator at South Carolina since 2010. Elliott will replace Trent Miles, who was fired with two games remaining in the season with a record of...
Braves mostly quiet at these Winter Meetings

Braves mostly quiet at these Winter Meetings

OXON HILL, Md. — At a Winter Meetings that saw the Braves turn away trade proposals that included many of their top prospects, the only pitcher to exit the organization did so at the team’s insistence. Williams Perez was released on the final day of the Winter Meetings, a move made Thursday morning to open a spot on the 40-man roster before the Rule 5 draft. The Braves used the roster...
Braves take big-strikeout reliever from Triple-A Cubs in Rule 5 draft

Braves take big-strikeout reliever from Triple-A Cubs in Rule 5 draft

OXON HILL, Md. — The Braves acquired a relief pitcher with a huge strikeout rate in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft, and it sounds like the Cuban right-hander, Armando Rivero, has a pretty good chance of making their opening-day bullpen. Rivero, 28, had 2.13 ERA with 105 strikeouts and 35 walks in 67 2/3 innings in 43 appearances for the Cubs’ Triple-A Iowa affiliate in 2016, which works...
Leadoff: Can Braves get out of their TV deal?

Leadoff: Can Braves get out of their TV deal?

At an investment conference in New York this week, an executive with Braves owner Liberty Media was asked a question many of the team’s fans often raise: Could the Braves get out of their below-market-value local-TV deal early? “No triggers to exit, per se,” Liberty Media Chief Financial Officer Mark Carleton replied. He said the Braves have “some accelerators and a couple...
Braves like Quintana, but not the way they liked Sale

Braves like Quintana, but not the way they liked Sale

OXON HILL, Md. – After pulling back from the Chris Sale trade sweepstakes when the asking price for ace rose beyond their comfort level, the Braves checked on the ask for the other All-Star left-hander being dangled by the White Sox, Jose Quintana. The Sox were also asking too much for Quintana, at least from the Braves’ perspective. While they were in the market for a true No. 1 starter...
Photos: Braves' Matt Kemp selling his $11.5 million California mansion 

Photos: Braves' Matt Kemp selling his $11.5 million California mansion 

Atlanta Braves slugger Matt Kemp, acquired in a midseason trade last season, is making a permanent move to the East Coast.
Rodriguez’s versatility and intangibles (not boxing) attracted Braves

Rodriguez’s versatility and intangibles (not boxing) attracted Braves

OXON HILL, Md. – Fans outside of Pittsburgh probably remember Sean Rodriguez for his epic tantrum in last year’s wild-card game between the Pirates and Cubs, when he got tossed after a benches-clearing incident, then continued to rage, rage against the dying postseason light by landing three devastating punches on a dugout Gatorade cooler. It was not the first ejection for Rodriguez, who...
Want to be the Braves mascot?

Want to be the Braves mascot?

A college graduate? Physically fit? Willing to strike a pose with children and cameras? The Braves may have a job for you.  The team has an opening for team mascot. The job, according to the job description on the Braves' job board, requires more than prancing around the stadium for 81 games. The representative of the Braves brand must have good business acumen and will be in charge of managing...
Snitker confident Dansby’s ready to handle hitting 2nd in lineup

Snitker confident Dansby’s ready to handle hitting 2nd in lineup

OXON HILL, Md. – Dansby Swanson has played less than two months in the big leagues, but the Braves shortstop was so impressive that manager Brian Snitker is confident he could handle the responsibility and potential pressure that goes with hitting second. “Absolutely,” Snitker said Wednesday during the manager’s media session at the Winter Meetings. “I think Dansby can...
Mallex might return to Triple-A in 2017 to continue development

Mallex might return to Triple-A in 2017 to continue development

OXON HILL, Md. – Braves officials like the speed and outfield versatility that Mallex Smith could give them as a fourth outfielder next season, but they also believe he would benefit from playing on a regular basis after missing much of his rookie season with a broken thumb. As long as the Braves’ starting outfield trio of Matt Kemp, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis is healthy, 23-year-old...
Braves’ Teheran to pitch for Colombia in World Baseball Classic

Braves’ Teheran to pitch for Colombia in World Baseball Classic

OXON HILL, Md. – The Braves say they’re “all in” on the World Baseball Classic, while also admitting at least some consternation about Julio Teheran pitching in the March event. Teheran will compete for his native Colombia in the international tournament, one of 24 major league All-Stars who were among 30 players announced as confirmed participants by the WBC this week, and...