Atlanta Braves Team Workouts Underway for 20th Year at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney

Brian Snitker begins first full season as manager; Players and coaches available to media

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 ColónR.A. DickeyKurt Suzuki, and 2B Brandon Phillips are among the newcomers on the roster this spring, while 1B Freddie FreemanOF 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.

Braves workouts take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Media can park in the first two rows of guest parking, labeled “Braves Media Parking.”

NOTE: Media are allowed to view and shoot workouts, and interview players Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning at 7:30 a.m. For additional clubhouse availability and to apply for game day credentials, please contact Adrienne Midgley in the Atlanta Braves Media Relations Department at Adrienne.Midgley@braves.com  or at (404) 395-4657.

Disney Media Contact:

Trenise Ferreira

Disney Sports Public Relations

(407) 566-5493 (office); (707) 592-6766 (cell)

Trenise.Ferreira@disney.com