(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) — The Atlanta Braves and right-hander Julio Teheran have agreed to a six-year deal worth $32.4 million with a club option for 2020.
The 23-year-old Teheran went 14-8 with a 3.20 ERA for the Braves last season. He finished fourth in voting for the NL Rookie of the Year.
With Teheran under contract for at least the next six seasons, the Braves have now locked up three key young players in the last two weeks. They signed first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Jason Heyward to long-term deals on Feb 5. Both are just 24-years-old.
Braves general manager Frank Wren said Teheran is “one of the best young pitchers in the National League and one of our core of players we expect to be together for a number of years.”
Teheran will team up with Kris Medlen and Mike Minor to lead a young starting rotation heading into the 2014 season.
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