Beachy will have elbow ligament replaced again (The Associated Press)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time Friday and is expected to miss the entire season. The Braves said Thursday that Los Angeles Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache will operate in Los Angeles. Beachy's ulnar collateral ligament was reconstructed by Dr. James Andrews on June 21, 2012, and Beachy returned to go 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 30 innings over five starts from July 29 to Aug. 20 last summer.

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Ervin Santana makes Braves’ spring training debut (The Associated Press)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Ervin Santana was surprised when Eric Young Jr., his first batter of spring training, bunted and reached on a single. Pretty much everything else went according to plan for Santana, who allowed one run over two innings Thursday in his first game for the Atlanta Braves, a 7-6 loss to the New York Mets. Signed to a $14.1 million, one-year contract on March 12 after season-ending elbow injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, Santana allowed hits to his first two batters. After Ruben Tejada's single, Santana retired David Wright on a sacrifice fly that started a streak of six straight outs.

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New York Yankees: Big in Japan (Yahoo Contributor Network)

COMMENTARY | Unlike the NFL's Dallas Cowboys or the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, Major League Baseball doesn't have a single "America's Team" -- although, as the New York Times' David Waldstein points out this week, the New York Yankees may be in line to be "Japan's Team." The Yankees may have more Facebook "likes" than other MLB clubs, but New York has never been embraced or, as in the case of the Atlanta Braves, marketed as "America's Team." However, this season, the Yankees are in line to do big in Japan.

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No taint: Maddux, Glavine, Thomas reach BB Hall (The Associated Press)

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected on their first ballot appearances Wednesday, when Craig Biggio fell just two votes short. Maddux and Glavine will join their former Atlanta Braves manager, Bobby Cox, at the July 27 induction along with Joe Torre and Tony La Russa, also elected last month by the expansion-era committee. But Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other stars whose accomplishments were muddied by accusations of steroids use lost even more ground, dropping below 40 percent in an election where 75 percent is needed.

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No taint: Maddux, Glavine, Thomas reach BB Hall (The Associated Press)

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected on their first ballot appearances Wednesday, when Craig Biggio fell just two votes short. Maddux and Glavine will join their former Atlanta Braves manager, Bobby Cox, at the July 27 induction along with Joe Torre and Tony La Russa, also elected last month by the expansion-era committee. But Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other stars whose accomplishments were muddied by accusations of steroids use lost even more ground, dropping below 40 percent in an election where 75 percent is needed.

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Phillies-Braves Preview (The Associated Press)

Giving the ball to Kris Medlen could help the Atlanta Braves move closer to securing the NL's best record.

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Brewers’ Gomez, Braves’ Johnson suspended 1 game (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez admitted he went too far with a hyped-up home run trot that ended in a benches-clearing scuffle against the Atlanta Braves.

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Sept 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and Atlanta Braves outfielder Reed Johnson were each suspended one game for their roles in Wednesday's bench-clearing incident at Turner Field, Major League Baseball announced. The incident started after Gomez admired his home run for too long. He did apologize after the game, which Milwaukee won 4-0. Braves catcher Brian McCann and first baseman Freddie Freeman were fined but not suspended. ...

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Brewers’ Gomez, Braves’ Johnson suspended (The SportsXchange)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and Atlanta Braves outfielder Reed Johnson were each suspended one game for their roles in Wednesday's bench-clearing incident at Turner Field, Major League Baseball announced.

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Carlos Gomez and Reed Johnson suspended after Braves-Brewers scuffle (Big League Stew)

Carlos Gomez admittedly "pimped it up" when he hit a first-inning home run Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves . First he admired his shot, then he squawked at opposing players as he rounded the bases. When the benches cleared a minute later, Braves outfielder Reed Johnson ran onto the field and took a swing at Gomez. For their actions, they've each been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount. Unwritten rules of baseball might have been violated, but rest assured someone will be writing a check. Both players can appeal, but Mike Vassallo of the Brewers says that Gomez won't. He'll miss Thursday night's (meaningless) game at Citi Field against the New York Mets.

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