J.J. Niekro hears one question a lot.

“I get stopped all the time during warm up and asked if I’m related to Phil or Joe,” said Niekro, the 24-year-old pitcher for the Augusta GreenJackets, part of the Atlanta Braves minor league farm system.

And the answer is yes, he is. J.J. Niekro is the son of Joe Niekro and the nephew of Phil Niekro.

Longtime Braves’ fans recognize those two names. ...

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