Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 2/16/14
Frank Wren locked up dominant pitchers Craig Kimbrel and Julio Teheran in the span of a week. In a continued spending spree, the Braves announced Sunday that they had signed closer Craig Kimbrel to a 4-year, $42 million contract. Kimbrel’s deal includes a 5th year option for $13 million. Kimbrel and the Braves avoid an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Monday. Kimbrel’s deal is the largest contract in Major League Baseball for a closer who has not yet reached free agent status. The deal with Atlanta will lock Kimbrel up for what would have been his first 2 years of free agency, if not 3 depending on if his option is exercised. Kimbrel’s contract comes on the heels of the signing of young pitcher Julio Teheran to a 6-year $32.4 million extension with an option for a 7th year (a total of $44.4 million). At 25, this contract will lock Kimbrel in until at least his 29th birthday. At 23, the Teheran deal will lock him in until his 29th birthday as well. The early winter announcement
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