The Atlanta Braves appear unlikely to consider a name change amid increasing outcry over the use of Native American imagery and references for sports team names.

The club released a statement that reads in part:

"We have also held meetings with our Native American Working Group which will collaborate with us on cultural issues, education and community outreach to amplify their voices and show our fans they are still proudly here.

"The Atlanta Braves have a meaningful commitment to honor the Native American community and we are excited about working together to ensure this happens."

The franchise has used the Braves name since 1912, when it was still located in Boston.