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Zack Hample leads the majors in hogging home run balls.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is expected to miss from four to six weeks because of a broken left hand.
Until proven otherwise, Washington is the team to beat in the National League East. The Braves -- or any other divisional contender -- will have to answer their own questions before they can challenge the Nationals for that crown.
Prado made the All-Star team as the Braves' second baseman in 2010 but is slated to play at third base for the Diamondbacks.
The Braves also get third baseman Chris Johnson. Atlanta is giving up four minor leaguers in the deal, including top pitching prospect Randall Delgado. The other minor leagues headed to Arizona are right-hander Zeke Spruill, shortstop Nick Ahmed and first baseman Brandon Drury. Prado can become a free agent after this season.
Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday.
Justin Upton is having a family reunion in Atlanta.
Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder.
Free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $75.25 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday night.
Free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a five-year contract, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday night.
Ryan Mattheus kept his eyes low, his words muffled. He berated himself. He called his inability to throw strikes in the decisive eighth inning Saturday night "inexcusable" and searched for the reason why his command deserted him.
Mets center fielder Andres Torres has left a game after bruising his left knee while making a diving catch.
Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a five-run rally that sent the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday.
The red jersey on Stephen Strasburg's back was practically maroon, drenched in sweat as soon as he took the mound. His movements were laborious, his breath heavy between each pitch.
Andrelton Simmons gave Atlanta a chance. Michael Morse had a quick answer for Washington. Morse had four hits, including the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning after Washington had blown a four-run lead, and the Nationals beat the Braves 5-4 on Friday night.
"I really just go by instinct. I don't position differently for different hitters," he said.
"I've given away more baseballs than I can count," he said.