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Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers. (File Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tigers 2, Braves 1

As the snow falls in metro Detroit the first sounds of spring are heard as the Detroit Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in the Grapefruit League opener Friday.

97.1 The Ticket–02/22/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 26: Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action during the afternoon workout at Comerica Park on October 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers host the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 27. The Giants lead the best of seven series 2-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Gerald Laird Gets $3 Million, 2-Yr Deal With Braves

Catcher Gerald Laird will get $3 million for his two-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, and could earn up to $750,000 in performance bonuses if he plays more than expected.

97.1 The Ticket–11/20/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after he struck out in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Braves Sign Catcher Laird To Back Up McCann

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with backup catcher Gerald Laird.

97.1 The Ticket–11/16/2012

Matt Holliday #7 and Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals react after the ball hits the grass as the infield fly rule is called in the eighth inning on a ball hit by Andrelton Simmons #19 of the Atlanta Braves during the National League Wild Card playoff game at Turner Field on October 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Disputed Call Nearly Causes Riot At Wild-Card Game

The disputed call led to a protest by the Braves – which was quickly denied – and an ugly display as fans littered the field with debris, causing a 19-minute delay.

97.1 The Ticket–10/06/2012

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 25: Jeff Baker #18 of the Detroit Tigers gets set for the pitch during a MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on August 25, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers Trade Jeff Baker To Atlanta Braves

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has traded infielder/outfielder Jeff Baker to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for a player to be named later on or before September 30, 2012.

97.1 The Ticket–08/31/2012

ATLANTA - APRIL 13: Jair Jurrjens #49 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers in the home opener at Turner Field on April 13, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Former Tiger Jurrjens Getting Second Chance With Braves

One year ago, Jair Jurrjens was on his way to the All-Star game.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2012

Detroit, MI - SEPTEMBER 23:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run of Alfredo Simon #55 of the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on September 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)

Braves’ Teheran Gives Up 6 HRs Against Tigers

“This was just one of those silly games,” he said. “Everything hit into the wind toward right field helped. It was just a freak thing. We just kept hitting everything to right field so that doesn’t say anything about (Teheran). I don’t like winning games like that.”

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 21:  Starting pitcher Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers Stomp On Braves 18-3

A home run fest for the Tigers in Lakeland silencing the Atlanta Braves 18-3 on Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/04/2012

Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers.  (File photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Tigers Win Exhibition Opener Over Braves

The Detroit Tigers take the exhibition opener 2-0 over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/03/2012

Martin Prado (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jeff Riger: You All Hated My Figgins Idea, How About This one?

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to peruse the MLB trade and free agency rumors.

97.1 The Ticket–11/15/2011

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