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2010 - The Braves reached an agreement with 18-year old Dominican shortstop Edward Salcedo to a reported $1.6 million deal. Salcedo will spend six seasons in the minors and will never reach the major leagues.
2011 - The Braves have six players among Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect list.
2012 - Mike Minor tells the Braves that he wants to be traded if he is not in the team’s starting rotation.
2017 - The Braves announce that Bartolo Colon will start their Grapefruit League opener against the Blue Jays.
2018 - Atlanta drops its Grapefruit League opener to the Mets 6-2.
2019 - The Braves drop their Grapefruit League opener to the Mets 4-3.
2020 - Atlanta suffers its first loss of the spring with a 5-1 loss to the Tigers.
1934 - Casey Stengel signs a two-year deal to manage the Dodgers replacing Max Carey.
1960 - Demolition of Ebbets Field begins.
1974 - The California Angels trade Vada Pinson to the Royals in exchange for minor leagueer Barry Raziano. Pinson retired at the end of the 1975 season.
1976 - Major League Baseball owners announce that Spring Training will not open until a new labor contract is agreed to.
1986 - Wade Boggs loses his arbitration case but is still awarded a $1.35 million contract which is the largest ever through arbitration.
1988 - A committee votes to allow the Cubs to install lights and Wrigley Field and play up to 18 night games a year.
1995 - Former NL MVP Kevin Mitchell signs with the Daiel Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League.
2010 - Major League Baseball announces that it will begin testing minor leaguers for human growth hormone.
2015 - The Red Sox agree to a deal with Cuban defector Yoan Moncada to a contract that includes a $31.5 million signing bonus.