Posted February 04, 2014

Report: Braves sign Jason Heyward for $13.3 million over two years

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The Braves avoided arbitration with Gold Glove winner Jason Heyward(Daniel Shirley/Getty Images)

The Braves avoided arbitration with 2012 Gold Glove winner Jason Heyward. (Daniel Shirley/Getty Images)

The Braves have signed right fielder Jason Heyward to a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the deal is worth $13.3 million over the two seasons.

The new contract lets the Braves avoid an arbitration hearing after Heyward requested $5.5 million and the Braves countered with $5.2 million.

Heyward, 24, batted .254 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 104 games for the Braves in 2013 and needed surgery to repair a fractured jaw after being hit by a pitch in August. He won a Gold Glove in 2012 and made an All-Star appearance in 2010.

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2 comments
PhillyPenn
PhillyPenn

I remember when Heyward was going to be a superstar.  It turns out he's a slightly above average Joe.

berdosux
berdosux

Good sign, you don't have to worry about arbitration now and if he turns it on like everyone thinks he can we can do an extension before free agency.