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Atlanta Braves Agree to One-Year Deal with Martin Prado

January 13th, 2012 at 9:24 PM
By Cody Fields

Martin Prado and the Atlanta Braves avoided going into salary arbitration Friday when the sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million.

Though the Braves may still trade Prado, the 28-year-old jack of all trades received a pay raise from the $3.1 million he made last year. He is eligible for arbitration for one more year.

Even with Prado coming off the worst season of his career with a .260 batting average and .302 on-base percentage, the Colorado Rockies and Detroit Tigers have still expressed interest in him. The Braves, however, will not trade him or Jair Jurrjens without a significant return.

Prado will look to return to his 2010 form, during which he made the National League All-Star team and hit .307, though he will also try to avoid the injuries he incurred in the last week of 2010 and the staff infection that caused him to miss a month in 2011.

The Braves still have three unsigned arbitration eligible players left in Michael Bourn, Jurrjens and Eric O'Flaherty.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Martin Prado, MLB

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