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Swanson, Foltynewicz reach deals with Braves

Jan. 10, 2020 10:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Shortstop Dansby Swanson and right-hander Mike Foltynewicz were among six Atlanta Braves eligible for salary arbitration who agreed to one-year contracts Friday. Swanson agreed at $3.15 million and Foltynewicz at $6,425,000. Also reaching deals were outfielder Adam Duvall ($3.25 million),...

Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos (left) and left-handed pitcher Will Smith, who just signed a three-year $39 million contract with a one year club option, take questions during a press conference introducing Smith at SunTrust Park on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Will Smith celebrates return to home state with Braves

Nov. 19, 2019 9:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are not promising Will Smith the closer’s role. Smith isn’t complaining. During his first news conference with his new team Tuesday, Smith said he’s fine with pitching in any inning. The Georgia native said he’s just happy to move close to home and to...