Updates & News
Chase Headley (calf) is now taking batting practice from both sides of the plate.
Headley had been limited to just taking cuts from the left side, but apparently the calf has improved enough for him to start doing more from the right side of the plate. The injury could still put his Opening Day in jeopardy, but it sounds like it's improving enough to expect an early-April return.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender