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The Daily Chop: Julio Teheran says goodbye, Dallas Keuchel finds a new home

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Julio Teheran signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels earlier this week effectively ending his time with the Atlanta Braves. Teheran, who had spent his entire career in a Braves uniform, said his goodbye to Braves fans with a post on his instagram account.

The Braves declined the $12 million option on Teheran’s contract earlier this offseason. He exits having made 77 appearances including 73 starts while throwing 1,360 innings.

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Another former Braves pitcher found a new home Saturday as Dallas Keuchel agreed to a three-year deal with the Chicago White Sox worth a reported $54-56 million. The deal also reportedly includes a vesting option for a fourth season that would increase the value to $74 million.

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The Detroit Tigers inked veteran infielders C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop to identical one-year deals worth $6.1 million. The Tigers are in the beginning stages of a rebuild but sought to add some veterans to their mix. Cron and Schoop combined for 48 home runs for the Minnesota Twins last season.

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Yoenis Cespedes’ restructured deal with the Mets will reportedly reduce his 2020 salary from $29.5 million to $11 million. Additionally, if Cespedes goes on the injured list with an injury related to those he is currently recovering from, his salary will be further reduced to $6 million.

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Umpires Association jointly announced on Saturday that they had reached a tentative five-year agreement that would last through the 2024 regular season.

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to name Shane Farrell as the club’s new amateur scouting director according to a report by Robert Murray. Farrell previously served as the west coast crosschecker for the Chicago Cubs.

Major League Baseball saw record gross revenues again in 2019 totaling $10.7 billion according to a report by Forbes Maury Brown. Per the report, this is the 17th straight year that the league has seen record growth.

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