The Atlanta Braves have avoided arbitration with two more players in utility man Johan Camargo and outfielder Adam Duvall according to reports by The Athletic’s David O’Brien.
#Braves settled with Johan Camargo at $1.7M, according to source.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) January 10, 2020
Camargo’s $1.7 million salary comes in slightly above the $1.6 million estimate by MLB Trade Rumors. His role for the 2020 season is unclear at the moment as he could figure into the third base picture should Josh Donaldson sign elsewhere. He would be penciled into a utility role if Donaldson returns. After a breakout campaign in 2018, Camargo regressed last season hitting .233/.279/.384 with seven home runs in 98 games.
#Braves settled with Adam Duvall at $3.25M, source said.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) January 10, 2020
Duvall spent most of last season at Gwinnett where he put up big power numbers before injuries in Atlanta’s outfield provided him an opportunity to return to the majors where he hit .267/.315/.567 with 10 homers in 41 games. MLB Trade Rumors had him projected at $3.8 million so he comes in slightly under the estimate at $3.25 million.
Source: #Braves, Grant Dayton settle at $655K, avoiding arbitration.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) January 10, 2020
Robert Murray also reported that the Braves settled with reliever Grant Dayton on a $655K salary. MLB Trade Rumors had projected an $850K salary for Dayton.
Atlanta has now taken care of five of their seven arbitration players leaving only Luke Jackson and Shane Greene.
UPDATE - The Braves are also in agreement with Luke Jackson per The Athletic’s David O’Brien
#Braves and Luke Jackson settled at $1.825M, just below his $1.9M projected by MLBTR— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) January 10, 2020
That leaves just Shane Greene. No word yet on whether he has a deal as well or is headed for arbitration.