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Braves and Jordan Walden avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Dec 11, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Braves and reliever Jordan Walden have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.49 million contract.

Walden was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Acquired from the Angels for Tommy Hanson last November, the 26-year-old right-hander posted a 3.45 ERA and 54/14 K/BB ratio over 47 innings this past season. He was limited down the stretch due to groin and shoulder soreness, but made it back for the NLDS against the Dodgers.

With his swing-and-miss stuff and improved control, Walden will set up for Craig Kimbrel again in 2014. He remains under team control through 2016.

  1. toodrunktotastethischicken - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Think it’s safe to say Atlanta won this trade.

  2. mnwildfan15 - Dec 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Why is a Minnesota talking head breaking braves news?

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