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Bob Wickman gets new contract from Braves

ATLANTA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Closer Bob Wickman Wednesday agreed to a new one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.

Braves get Wickman from Cleveland

ATLANTA, July 20 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves Thursday acquired closer Bob Wickman in a trade with Cleveland in exchange for minor league catcher Maximiliano Ramirez.

Braves put Chipper Jones on the DL

ATLANTA, April 11 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves Monday placed third baseman Chipper Jostnes on the 15-day disabled list with grade one sprains of both his right ankle and right knee.

Braves shopping for left-handed reliever

ATLANTA, March 23 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves, with most of their bullpen on the injured list, are reportedly shopping for a relief pitcher.

Braves dump Raul Mondesi

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves outfielder Raul Mondesi was designated for assignment Tuesday.

Braves lose Thompson 2-3 months

ATLANTA, May 19 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves right-hander John Thompson will miss 2-3 months because of a finger injury on his pitching hand.

Tim Hudson gets new deal from Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- Right-hander Tim Hudson reached a three-year contract agreement Tuesday with the Atlanta Braves, the team announced.

Hudson dealt from A's to Braves

ATLANTA, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Star pitcher Tim Hudson was traded Thursday from the Oakland Athletics to the Atlanta Braves.

John Smoltz signs new deal with Braves

ATLANTA, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Veteran Atlanta pitcher John Smoltz signed a two-year contract with the Braves Thursday, a deal that includes a club option for 2007.

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Brewers send closer Dan Kolb to Braves

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves acquired closer Dan Kolb from the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

Braves extend Cox's contract through 2005

ATLANTA, April 5 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves have extended the contract of Manager Bobby Cox through the 2005 season, General Manager John Schuerholz announced Monday.

Braves sign Marrero through 2005

ATLANTA, Pa., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Atlanta outfielder-catcher Eli Marrero Monday signed a contract extension through 2005, the Braves announced.

Braves sign GM Schuerholz to extension

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The longest-tenured current general manager in the major leagues will continue to guide the Atlanta Braves for at least the next two seasons.

John Smoltz has elbow surgery

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Veteran closer John Smoltz of Atlanta has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right elbow.
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John Schuerholz (pronounced /ˈʃɜrhɒlts/; born October 1, 1940) is the President of the Atlanta Braves of the National League. Before joining Atlanta, he spent twenty-two years with the Kansas City Royals organization, including nine as the club's GM. Among the teams he has built are the 1985 Royals and 1995 Braves, both world champions. His teams have also won their division 15 times. He is considered the king of scouting credited with an amazing farm system. In 2006, Schuerholz published a book, Built To Win, which chronicled his tenure with the Braves and shed light on some of his most important moves as a GM. After the release of the book, Schuerholz and longtime Braves pitcher Tom Glavine feuded over what Glavine called "secrets" that were released in the book.

Schuerholz was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of the Baltimore City College and Towson University. His generousity to the university has been rewarded with his name on the baseball facility.

Schuerholz's son, Jonathan, was an Atlanta farmhand in the minor leagues from 2002–2007. Jonathan retired from baseball in August 2007 to go back to Auburn University to complete his business degree. The younger Schuerholz finished his six year career in the minor leagues with a .223 batting average.

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