Braves release RHP Freddy Garcia despite injuries (The Associated Press)

Atlanta released pitcher Freddy Garcia, who was contending for a spot in the Braves' battered rotation, and agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with right-hander Aaron Harang. The team announced Garcia's unconditional release Monday on the deadline for him to be put on the major league roster - which would have triggered a $1.25 million guaranteed salary. I have to go,'' said Garcia, who started Game 4 of last year's NL division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 37-year-old right-hander was cut despite a strong outing Sunday, when he limited the New York Mets to an unearned run and two hits over 5 1-3 innings.

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Garcia, Syndergaard have stellar outings (The Associated Press)

Freddy Garcia ran his streak of perfect innings to five in his bid to earn a spot in the Braves' rotation, Mets' top prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut and New York beat Atlanta 6-2 Monday. The 21-year-old Syndergaard struck out leadoff hitter Jason Heyward on a 98 mph fastball, then Evan Gattis on three fastballs to start the second. The right-hander allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings.

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Heyward busts out of slump, Braves win (The SportsXchange)

ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward jump-started the previously slumping Atlanta offense Thursday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, just like the Braves hope he will in the upcoming postseason.

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Braves 7, Phillies 1 (The SportsXchange)

ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward jump-started the previously slumping Atlanta offense Thursday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, just like the Braves hope he will in the upcoming postseason.

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Braves lose Freeman to ejection, lose series (The Associated Press)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez believes he picked the right way to get back at Paul Maholm.

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Baseball-Highlights of Sunday’s Major League games (Reuters)

Sept 22 (Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Braves 5, Cubs 2 Andrelton Simmons blasted two home runs on the day Atlanta clinched the National League East division. Miami's 4-2 victory over Washington had locked down the division crown, and the Braves avoided backing in with the win to claim their first title since 2005. Simmons homered in the fourth inning and again in the eighth, while Craig Kimbrel finished off the contest with his Major League-leading 49th save of the season. ...

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Baseball-Highlights of Sunday’s Major League games (Reuters)

Sept 22 (Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Braves 5, Cubs 2 Andrelton Simmons blasted two home runs on the day Atlanta clinched the National League East division. Miami's 4-2 victory over Washington had locked down the division crown, and the Braves avoided backing in with the win to claim their first title since 2005. Simmons homered in the fourth inning and again in the eighth, while Craig Kimbrel finished off the contest with his Major League-leading 49th save of the season. ...

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Around the NL East: Home stretch (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

There will be no drama for the NL teams listed below, as Atlanta has been a division lock for what feels like months, and the rest of the NL East has held firm at about .500 or below. Still, an examination of where the Braves have gleaned the most value reveals that there is more than one way to field a dominant team.

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Duda, Brown hits HRs, Mets drop Braves 5-2 (The Associated Press)

ATLANTA (AP) -- The innings are adding up for Dillon Gee.

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Duda, Brown hits HRs, Mets drop Braves 5-2 (The Associated Press)

ATLANTA (AP) -- The innings are adding up for Dillon Gee.

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