In addition to the Soroka deal, the Braves non-tendered the contracts of Silvino Bracho, Guillermo Heredia, Alan Rangel, Jackson Stephens, and Brooks Wilson.
The Atlanta #Braves today signed RHP Mike Soroka to a one-year contract worth $2.8 million, and non-tendered RHP Silvino Bracho, OF Guillermo Heredia, RHP Alan Rangel, RHP Jackson Stephens, and RHP Brooks Wilson.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 19, 2022
Soroka made six appearances in the minor leagues in 2022 after a prolonged injury that shut him down in 2020. Across 25 frames in the minors, he struck out 25 and surrendered 7 walks. The club is hopeful for Soroka’s return in 2023.
Tyler Matzek’s deal is a two-year, $3.1M contract. A $5.5M club option will come in 2025 with no buyout. The 32-year-old appeared in 42 games in 2022. Matzek underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-October that ended his season and eliminated him from the 2023 season as well. Matzek will be ready to go at the start of 2024.
With the non-tender deadline behind us, we now move forward to Winter Meetings in San Diego, beginning on December 4th.
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Miguel Andujar, Mike Yastrzemski, and Dylan Floro include some notable players that avoided arbitration ahead of the deadline. For a full list of players avoiding arbitration, click here.
Cody Bellinger is among several players who were non-tendered ahead of Friday’s deadline. For a full list of National League non-tenders, click here.