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Braves News: Chris Sale extension, Aaron Bummer preview, and more

Atlanta Braves news and notes from Thursday

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The Atlanta Braves announced that they have signed LHP Chris Sale to a two-year contract worth $38M. Sale signed on with the Braves nearly a week ago in the form of a one-year deal. The Braves have reworked his contract to pay him $16M in 2024 and $22M in 2025. An $18M club option for 2026 is also included in the deal.

“It actually all kind of caught me by surprise,” Sale said following his trade. “I wasn’t really expecting anything. I was just kind of excited to have a normal offseason for the first time in a while. Everything happened pretty quick, so here we are.”

“[The Braves] put their faith and trust in me and that obviously makes me confident going forward,” he added. “I’m going to be here for a couple of years, so I can get settled in and not really bounce around.”

Sale joins an already strong starting rotation, and hopefully, the All-Star enhances the Braves’ pitching staff even more.

More Braves News:

The acquisition of Aaron Bummer has flown under the radar, so let’s look more in depth of how the southpaw can add to the Braves’ staff.

The Braves’ lineup is set, but there are still a few more questions when it comes to the bench.

MLB News:

The New York Yankees signed right-hander Cody Poteet to a major league deal, pending a physical.

The New York Mets signed center fielder Harrison Bader to a one-year deal worth $10.5M.

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