It was a busy Friday for the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball altogether, as January 13 marked the arbitration deadline. The Braves had four players who were arbitration eligible in Max Fried, AJ Minter, Lucas Luetge, Joe Jimenez, and Dennis Santana.
The Braves first avoided arbitration with RHP Dennis Santana after the two agreed to a one-year contract worth $1M.
Up next, the club avoided arbitration with LHP AJ Minter. Minter and the Braves agreed to a one-year deal worth $4,287,500.
The salary figure exchange continued with Joe Jimenez, who also avoided arbitration. The Braves signed Jimenez to a one-year, $2,765,000 deal. The club then announced the signing of arb-eligible LHP Lucas Luetge, who agreed to a one-year, $1,550,000 deal.
Max Fried was the only Brave remaining who was arbitration eligible. After exchanging figures on Friday, Fried and the Braves were unable to reach an agreement, so the two will have an arbitration hearing at the end of January or early February. Fried should know his fate before heading to Spring Training.
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Click here for a full list of players that avoided arbitration with their clubs. Pete Alonso, Juan Soto, and Rhys Hoskins are a few notable agreements.