Walden, Braves agree to $1.49M, 1-year contract
Reliever Jordan Walden and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a
$1.49 million, one-year contract that avoided salary
Walden would earn a $10,000 performance bonus under Thursday’s
deal if he has 30 games finished next season.
Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in November 2012, Walden
was 4-3 with a 3.45 ERA this year with 54 strikeouts in 47 innings.
He made $541,500.
Eight Braves remain eligible to file for arbitration next month:
right-handers Brandon Beachy, Craig Kimbrel and Kris Medlen;
left-hander Mike Minor; first baseman Freddie Freeman; infielder
Chris Johnson; and outfielders Jason Heyward and Jordan