LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Braves will have 13 spring-training games televised live, including five national broadcasts beginning with their Feb. 28 road game against the Phillies on MLB Network.
MLB Network will also have live coverage of the Braves’ March 4 vs. the New York Mets, March 14 vs. the Cardinals and March 21 vs. the Nationals. ESPN plans to carry the March 18 home game vs. the Phillies from Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Ten Braves games are scheduled to be shown live locally or regionally on three networks: CSS (March 3 vs. Detroit, March 5 vs. Yankees, March 7 vs. Detroit, March 24 vs. Washington); Fox Sports South (March 13 vs. Miami, March 15 vs. Mets, March 16 vs. Yankees, March 20 vs. Pittsburgh); and SportSouth (March 14 vs. Cardinals, March 21 vs. Nationals).
MLB Network also plans to carry six Braves games on tape delay: March 3 vs. Tigers, March 5 vs. Yankees, March 13 vs. Marlins, March 16 vs. Yankees, March 20 vs Tigers and March 22 vs. Phillies.
The Braves haven’t been able to acquire the ace they might have wanted for the top of their rotation, but they secured the depth they needed Monday with the signing of free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd.
One week after the Braves were eliminated by the Dodgers in a four-game division series, Braves general manager Frank Wren met with the team’s beat writers and discussed the 2013 season and the team’s needs going into the offseason.