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Braves avoid arbitration with Jonny Venters, Ramiro Pena

Dec 2, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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With the non-tender deadline tonight the Braves have avoided arbitration with reliever Jonny Venters and utility infielder Ramiro Pena by signing them to one-year deals.

Venters was once a dominant setup man for closer Craig Kimbrel, but wore down under extremely heavy usage and missed all of this year following Tommy John elbow surgery. He’ll get $1.625 million for 2014, which is exactly what Venters made in 2013.

Pena signed with the Braves last offseason after coming up with the Yankees and missed the final three months following shoulder surgery. He’s a career .244 hitter with a .606 OPS and is strictly a bench player.

  1. wpjohnson - Dec 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Two good moves.

    • lisaggamino - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:21 PM

      my friend’s step-aunt makes 82 usd an hour on the laptop. She has been out of work for six months but last month her paycheck was 20264 usd just working on the laptop for a few hours. go to website……

  2. leylandshospicenurse - Dec 2, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Glad to see them back. Now go sign Eric

  3. leylandshospicenurse - Dec 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    I want to see a Avilan Walden O’Ventbrel combo

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