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Braves News: Joe Jimenez signing, Silver Slugger Award finalists, and more

Atlanta Braves news and notes from Thursday

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The Atlanta Braves got to work on the first official day of the offseason after signing Joe Jiménez to a three-year contract worth $26M. The 28-year-old will collect $8M in 2024 and increase to $9M in 2025 and 2026. 1% of his salary will be donated to the Atlanta Braves Foundation.

The reliever spent the 2023 season in Atlanta after wrapping up with the Detroit Tigers. Over the 2023 campaign, he tossed 56.1 innings, struck out 73 and walked 14. He managed a 3.04 ERA.

Thursday morning’s signing came quickly after Pierce Johnson’s contract, which was done Wednesday.

More Braves News:

The Braves have six finalists for the Silver Slugger Award in Matt Olson, Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, Sean Murphy, and Marcell Ozuna.

AFL Update: David McCabe stays hot and Keyshawn Ogans is a finalist for the All-Star Game.

The offseason is here, and so are important 2023-2024 offseason dates.

DraftKings Sportsbook picked the Braves as favorites to win the 2024 World Series.

MLB News:

The qualifying offer for the 2023-2024 offseason will be $20.325M.

After 19 seasons, veteran Nelson Cruz has announced his retirement. Cruz retires with a .274/.343/.513 slash line.

Left-hander Sean Newcomb has signed a deal with the Oakland A’s. The former Brave will make $1M next year.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed infielder Max Muncy to a two-year contract extension. His deal is worth $24M.

Outfielder Jorge Soler has opted out of his deal with the Miami Marlins and is now a free agent.

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