SPRING TRAINING | New Look Atlanta Braves

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  • Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis autographs a lightsaber bat for Darth Vader before a Braves spring training game at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex March 15, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Friday's Braves and Mets MLB game was 'Star Wars Day' at the Walt Disney World ballpark. (Photo by Todd Anderson/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
  • Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez during the a spring training game at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Brothers Justin Upton and B.J. Upton watch batting practice against the Detroit Tigers during spring training at Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Newly acquired third baseman Chris Johnson prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers during spring training at Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Dan Uggla jumps over Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder after he tagged him out in the fourth inning during spring training at Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves signs autographs after play against the Toronto Blue Jays March 23, 2013 at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
  • Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Francisco after hitting a homerun against the Detroit Tigers during the a spring training game at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) congratulates first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) after Freeman hit a home run during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Champion Stadium. (Photo: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Freddie Freeman hits a single in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers during spring training at Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor (36) delivers a pitch during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Champion Stadium. (Photo: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta shortstop Tyler Pastornicky hits a solo home run during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Jason Heyward breaks his bat while he makes contact with the ball during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) signs autographs prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Dan Uggla against the Detroit Tigers during the a spring training game at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jarvis Jones walks out as he is introduced with Donald Duck to throw the first pitch between the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward talks with center fielder B.J. Upton prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Reliever Jonny Venters against the Detroit Tigers during the a spring training game at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Francisco (25) works out prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Darth Vader poses with a red lightsaber bat before a Braves spring training game at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex March 15, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Friday's Braves and Mets MLB game was 'Star Wars Day' at the Walt Disney World ballpark. (Photo by Todd Anderson/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
  • Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Francisco (25) and first baseman Chris Johnson (23) celebrate after scoring in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Champion Stadium. (Photo: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Tim Hudson against the Detroit Tigers during the a spring training game at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta's dynamic, young outfielders Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and B.J. Upton talk before a spring training game. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis hits a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Justin Upton hits a RBI double during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves infielder Andrelton Simmons (19) turns a double play over Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen at Champion Stadium. (Photo: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)
  • B.J. Upton hits a 2-run home run during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves players line up for the national anthem before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Champion Stadium. (Photo: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton (middle) laughs with left fielder Justin Upton (8) prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) reaches for a ground ball during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Champion Stadium. (Photo: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Jason Heyward reacts as he talks with MLB analyst Harold Reynolds prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) delivers a pitch against the New York Mets in the spring training game at Tradition Field. (Photo: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Mike Minor throws a pitch during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Craig Kimbrel throws a pitch in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers during spring training at Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Dan Uggla hits a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) doubles during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jordan Schafer shares a laugh with instructor Fred McGriff #27 in-between innings against the New York Yankees during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 5, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
  • Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton (2) singles during the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
  • Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm (28) reacts on the mound during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field. (Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Champion Stadium. (Photo: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves bats against the New York Yankees during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 5, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) - B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer to help Atlanta to a 6-1 win over Detroit in Grapefruit League play. Dan Uggla and Tyler Pastornicky added solo shots for the Braves, while Justin Upton knocked in a run and scored once.

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