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Braves' New Guy Gets to Game Just in Time

ATLANTA (AP) - Adam LaRoche has arrived in Atlanta just in time
to make his first start with the Braves after his flight from Boston was delayed by a bomb scare at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

LaRoche arrived at the Turner Field clubhouse at 2:55 p.m., far
too late for batting practice and only a little more than an hour
before starting in the Braves' game against the Los Angeles
Dodgers.

LaRoche was in Baltimore with the Red Sox when he was traded to
the Braves for Casey Kotchman on Friday. LaRoche returned to Boston
to clean out his locker on Friday night.

He was dealt from Pittsburgh to Boston for two minor leaguers on July 22.

The Braves optioned first baseman Barbaro Canizares to Triple-A Gwinnett to clear the roster spot for LaRoche.


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