Braves agree to 1-year deals with left-handers Fried, Minter

Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 5:06 PM EST
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have agreed to deals with left-handers Max Fried and A.J. Minter that avoid arbitration.

The Braves agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year deal with Fried and a $1.3 million, one-year deal with Minter. Fried, 26, earned a significant raise for 2020, when his prorated salary was $216,111.

Fried finished fifth in the NL Cy Young Award voting after posting a perfect 7-0 record in the regular season. Fried excelled in his fourth season when asked to fill in as Atlanta’s ace following Mike Soroka’s season-ending Achilles injury.

Minter enjoyed a strong bounce-back season, recording a 0.83 ERA.

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