Heyward, Freeman and Gearrin to highlight Braves Caravan stop in Chattanooga

Heyward, Freeman and Gearrin to highlight Braves Caravan stop in Chattanooga

January 19th, 2012 by Jim Tanner in Local Regional News

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cory Gearrin heads to the dugout in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Tuesday in Atlanta. Atlanta won 3-1 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cory Gearrin heads to...

Fans of the Atlanta Braves in Chattanooga will get a chance to see some of the team's top young stars on Feb. 9 when the annual Braves Caravan makes a visit to the downtown Taco Mac.

The Braves announced Thursday that outfielder Jason Heyward, first baseman Freddie Freeman, pitcher Cory Gearrin and new hitting coach Greg Walker will be at the restaurant on Market Street for a lunchtime question-and-answer session and to sign autographs for local fans.

Gearrin is a former Rhea County High School standout who made his major league debut last season, and he along with Freeman and Heyward are two of the Braves' top young stars.

In October, Walker was named as the new hitting coach in Atlanta after working in the same role for the Chicago White Sox for nine seasons.