Brian Snitker begins first full season as manager
Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers began their 2017 spring training workouts Wednesday, Feb. 15 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Full-squad workouts started Saturday, Feb. 18. Manager Brian Snitker begins his first full season as manager, after taking over in an interim role last season. Pitchers Bartolo ColÃ³n, R.A. Dickey, Kurt Suzuki, and 2B Brandon Phillips are among the newcomers on the roster this spring, while 1B Freddie Freeman, OF Ender Inciarte and P Julio Teheran headline the returning veterans. This will be the Braves’ 20th spring training season at Champion Stadium. The Braves’ first home game at Champion Stadium is Saturday, Feb. 25 against the Toronto Blue Jays.