Braves signal nearer Smith to Three-year, $39 million contract


FILE PHOTO: Jul 31, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith (16) rounds the bases on a 3 run residence run within the ninth inning towards the Colorado Rockies at Coors Discipline. Necessary Credit score: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Atlanta Braves signed All-Star nearer Will Smith to a three-year, $39 million contract Thursday. The deal features a 2023 membership choice for $13 million.

The 30-year-old left-hander was an All-Star with the San Francisco Giants in 2019, ending 6-Zero with 34 saves and a 2.76 ERA in 63 appearances.

Smith struck out 96 batters and walked 21 in 65 1/Three innings, holding opponents to a .196 common. Left-handed hitters batted simply .157 towards him with two extra-base hits.

Smith is 26-22 with a Three.53 ERA and 49 saves in 359 profession video games with the Giants (2016, 2018-19), Milwaukee Brewers (2014-16) and Kansas Metropolis Royals (2012-13). He missed the 2017 season after having Tommy John surgical procedure on his left elbow.

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