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Atlanta Braves May Non-Tender, Re-sign Peter Moylan

December 7th, 2011 at 8:18 PM
By Cody Fields

With the non-tender deadline rapidly approach at midnight Thursday, it seems the Atlanta Braves may non-tender Peter Moylan in order to avoid salary arbitration.

Moylan is expected to fetch upwards of $2 million if he goes through the arbitration process, but Frank Wren met with Moylan's agent to discuss possibly non-tendering and re-signing him in order to save money, ajc.com reports.

Moylan appeared in only 13 games last season due to back surgery in April and surgery on a torn rotator cuff and labrum in September. His effectiveness was spotty. Though Moylan struck out 10 batters in 8 1/3 innings, he also gave up 12 hits. His latest shoulder surgery will keep him out for the early part of the 2012 season.

In accordance with the Basic Agreement, teams cannot cut more than 20 percent of what a player earned in salary and performance bonuses the previous season, or 30 percent of those figures during the past two seasons. Non-tendered players, however, can be re-signed by their teams at a steeper discount.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Frank Wren, MLB, Peter Moylan

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One Response to “Atlanta Braves May Non-Tender, Re-sign Peter Moylan”

  1. I can’t say I’d disagree with the move. Saving on money with a guy who was hurt all last year. No complaints.

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