Atlanta Braves


BOSTON -- If the present-day Red Sox are too painful to look at, the Braves will give you some blasts from the past tonight in the opener of their quick, two-game series at Fenway Park.


The Boston Red Sox acquired righty reliever John Cornely, and exchanged cash considerations with the Atlanta Braves. Cornely has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. 


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ordinarily, fastball command comes easily for pitchers in spring training, while refining their secondary pitches takes some time.