The moves were expected, though there had been rumors of the Braves turning down McCann's option after a sub-par 2012 season, during which he hit a career-low .230. Frank Wren said it had already been written in stone that all three options would be exercised.
“There was very little discussion,” Wren said. “All three guys are important parts of our club.”
Hudson, 37, will make $9 million next season, while the 30-year-old Maholm will rake in $6.5 million. McCann's deal is the most expensive at $12 million.
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