ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have agreed to deals with left-handers Max Fried and A.J. Minter that avoid arbitration. The Braves agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year deal with Fried and a $1.3 million, one-year deal with Minter. Fried, 26, earned a significant raise for 2020, when his prorated salary was $216,111. Fried finished fifth in the NL Cy Young Award voting after posting a perfect 7-0 record in the regular season. Fried excelled in his fourth season when asked to fill in as Atlanta’s ace following Mike Soroka’s season-ending Achilles injury. Minter enjoyed a strong bounce-back season, recording a 0.83 ERA.
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