Posted February 14, 2014

Braves’ Julio Teheran agrees to six-year extension, reportedly worth $32.4M

Juilio Teheran finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Julio Teheran, 14-8 with a 3.20 ERA, finished fourth in 2013 NL Rookie of the Year voting. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Braves have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran on a six-year contract, the team announced Friday. Financial terms were not released, but Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the new contract that runs through the 2019 season with an option for 2020 is worth $32.4 million.

Teheran, 22, finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting after posting a 14-8 record with a 3.20 ERA, 170 strikeouts and 45 walks in 185.2 innings last season. He also led MLB rookies in walks per nine innings (2.18) and ranked second in wins and strikeouts, third in opponents’ batting average (.246) and fourth in ERA.

“We are excited to sign Julio to a long-term contract,” Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Frank Wren said. “He is one of the best young pitchers in the National League and one of our core of players we expect to be together for a number of years.”

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Finally the Braves pay their own young talent. They should run away with that sorry division.


This extension is nothing compared to Freeman's, financially. Still, it's always a risk to sign a player with only one full season of MLB experience to a long-term deal. Maybe the Braves know something that we don't. As a fan, I sure hope they're right.

BTW, has anyone else noticed that the Braves have changed the way they deal with young talent? I don't recall them ever signing so many arbitration-eligible players to long term contracts before. Reminds me more of the '90's Indians.


lmao. Oh I was just thinking about that BJ Upton contract.