Braves sign reliever Martin to 2-year, $14 million deal

Tue Nov 19 9:25pm ET

Players: Chris Martin, Kolby Allard

In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves pitcher Chris Martin works the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves have been granted approval to replace injured reliever Chris Martin with Julio Teheran on their NL Division Series roster. Martin reported tightness in his left oblique while warming up for the eighth inning of Game 1 Thursday night, Oct. 3. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)


ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have signed Chris Martin to a two-year, $14 million deal, bringing the right-hander back after he closed out 2019 with the club.

The 33-year-old Martin was acquired by Atlanta from the Texas Rangers for left-hander Kolby Allard at the July 31 trade deadline.

Martin was 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 20 games with the Braves. He had 22 strikeouts and one walk in 17 2/3 innings.

Martin will earn $7 million in each year of the deal. His signing comes on the same day the Braves introduced left-hander Will Smith, who signed a three-year, $40 million deal.

The 6-foot-8 Martin has a 4.51 ERA for his career in 144 games, all in relief, with Colorado, the Yankees, Texas and Atlanta.

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