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Atlanta Braves, Arodys Vizcaino Avoid Salary Arbitration with One-year Contract
January 16th, 2016 at 4:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves and right-handed reliever Arodys Vizcaino managed to stay out of salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $897,500 contract, espn.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The team and Vizcaino had exchanged figures Friday and would have had a hearing in February had an agreement not been reached. Atlanta brought back Vizcaino in a...

Chris Withrow, Atlanta Braves Avoid Arbitration with One-year Deal
January 14th, 2016 at 9:18 PM
Reliever Chris Withrow and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration Thursday by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $610,000, braves.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Withrow had a 2.73 ERA in 46 appearances between 2013-14 before the Braves acquired him from the Los Angeles Dodgers in Nov. 2014. He missed 2015 recovering from Tommy John...

Arodys Vizcaino, Chris Withrow File for Salary Arbitration
January 13th, 2016 at 6:04 PM
Atlanta Braves pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Chris Withrow filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday, ajc.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves traded for Withrow last May, but he missed the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He owns a 2.73 ERA over 56 career innings pitched. Vizcaino, who missed the first half of 2015...

Kelly Johnson Signs One-year Deal with Atlanta Braves
January 6th, 2016 at 3:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves, pending a physical, are bringing back super utility man Kelly Johnson for his third stint in Atlanta, Dave O'Brien reports. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson, who turns 34 next month, agreed to a one-year contract worth $2 million on Wednesday. He also started last season with the Braves before being shipped to...

Atlanta Braves Sign Veteran Starter Gavin Floyd
December 16th, 2013 at 6:24 PM
The Atlanta Braves announced today that they have signed veteran starting pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal worth $4 million with incentives pushing the potential value of the contract to $4.5 million. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves finalized the deal after Floyd passed his physical on Monday. The former White Sox right-hander is...

Atlanta Braves Sign Mat Gamel to Minor League Contract
December 14th, 2013 at 10:52 AM
The Atlanta Braves took a small gamble with a potentially large reward by signing former standout prospect Mat Gamel to a minor league contract, braves.com reports. Gamel, who was once viewed as Prince Fielder's potential replacement at first base for the Milwaukee Brewers, has had an injury plagued career. He missed...

Brian McCann Agrees to Five-year Contract with New York Yankees
November 23rd, 2013 at 7:39 PM
Brian McCann's tenure with the Atlanta Braves has officially come to an end. The veteran catcher has agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Yankees with a vesting option for a sixth year, multiple sources report. The contract has yet to be confirmed by the Yankees, as...

Former Atlanta Brave Tim Hudson to Sign with San Francisco Giants
November 18th, 2013 at 9:14 PM
Tim Hudson's tenure with the Atlanta Braves seems to have come to an end, as mlb.com is reporting that the veteran pitcher is close to a deal with the San Francisco Giants. Hudson's imminent contract with the Giants is reportedly worth $23 million over two years and comes after an injury-shortened...

Atlanta Braves Sign Jonny Venters to One-year Deal, Avoid Arbitration
November 14th, 2013 at 8:41 PM
The Atlanta Braves signed lefty reliever Jonny Venters to a one-year contract Wednesday, thus avoiding salary arbitration, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Venters received a one-year, $1.625 million deal that was identical to his 2012 salary. He missed the entire season with his second career Tommy John. "I'm pumped to be sticking around," Venters said...

Brian McCann Officially Declines Atlanta Braves’ Qualifying Offer
November 12th, 2013 at 8:24 AM
It's not exactly surprising, but Brian McCann turned down the Atlanta Braves' one-year qualifying offer worth $14.1 million on Monday, braves.com reports. Reports continue to circulate predicting McCann will land a deal somewhere between $75-100 million, but they all agree that McCann will likely be secure in his new place of...

Brian McCann Reportedly Favors Texas Rangers in Free Agency
November 11th, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Atlanta Braves free agent catcher Brian McCann is leaning toward signing with the Texas Rangers, multiple sources report. g Along with the Rangers, who are likely to lose A.J. Pierzynski via free agency, McCann also likes the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. "We're very early in the process. Brian is exploring his...

Brian McCann Could End up with New York Yankees
November 9th, 2013 at 8:15 AM
The Atlanta Braves have made a $14.1 million qualifying offer to Brian McCann, but the veteran catcher will make a lot more than that on the free agent market, and it seems pretty likely he'll end up with the New York Yankees. NJ.com reports that the Yankees are already in preliminary...

Resigning Paul Maholm an Intriguing Proposition for Atlanta Braves
November 6th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm became a free agent at the end of the 2013 season and the Braves should make an effort to resign the reliable veteran for 2014. Maholm made his Major League debut in August of 2005 and has averaged 181 innings pitched over the past eight...

Atlanta Braves Make Qualifying Offer to Brian McCann, Regular Offer to Tim Hudson
November 5th, 2013 at 7:56 AM
The Atlanta Braves once again made an expected move Monday when they made Brian McCann a one-year qualifying offer. The only other eligible player for a qualifying offer the Braves had last year was Tim Hudson, but the Braves only made him a standard one-year offer.   #Braves have made a qualifying...

Atlanta Braves Decline Reed Johnson’s Option
November 4th, 2013 at 6:52 PM
That whole thing about the Atlanta Braves picking up Reed Johnson's option for 2014? Never mind, they declined it, according to an @braves tweet.   #Braves have declined to exercise the contract option on OF Reed Johnson for the 2014 season. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 4, 2013 The Braves had a $1.6 million...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Have Quiet Offseason
November 1st, 2013 at 8:01 AM
Have landing B.J. Upton, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson in some huge moves, don't expect the Atlanta Braves to make any earth shattering moves this offseason. Yes, the Braves will look to land an ace for their starting rotation while also trying to find a taker for Dan Uggla. They also...

Key Offseason Moves Should Return Atlanta Braves to Winning Ways in 2014
October 20th, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Following a 2013 campaign in which the Atlanta Braves won 96 games, General Manager Frank Wren will attempt to resign several veteran players and make only minor adjustments to prepare for the 2014 season. Wren met with a selection of sports writers last week to answer questions relating to this season...

Atlanta Braves Free Agent Brian McCann Projected to Land $100 Million Contract
October 16th, 2013 at 8:15 AM
Practically no one expects Brian McCann to re-sign with the Atlanta Braves, but one MLB general manager raised the stakes by telling espn.com that he expects the veteran catcher to land a contract worth $100 million. The GM cites that McCann would likely move from catching to first base and designated...

Atlanta Braves Want Tim Hudson Back in 2014
October 15th, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Tim Hudson may be getting old, but Atlanta Braves manager Frank Wren had strong words for how much he wants to bring back the veteran pitcher in 2014, Mark Bowman tweets.   Frank Wren has provided strong indication he would like Tim Hudson back in the #Braves rotation next year. — Mark Bowman...

Brian McCann Still not Thinking of Potential Future Away from Atlanta Braves
October 8th, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Brian McCann isn't exactly that far removed from what was likely his last game with the Atlanta Braves, but the veteran catcher isn't exactly excited about the thought that 2014 will see him in a different uniform. "It's kind of hard to think about that right now," McCann said on braves.com....