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Braves, Gavin Floyd agree to one-year, $4M deal

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Gavin Floyd is headed to Atlanta on a one-year deal.
Gavin Floyd is headed to Atlanta on a one-year deal. (USATSI)

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The Braves and free agent starting pitcher Gavin Floyd have agreed to a one-year deal, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The base salary is $4 million, but Floyd could run it up to as much as $8.5 million total with incentives.

Floyd, 30, is coming off Tommy John surgery and may not be ready to begin the season in the rotation, as he had the procedure in May. He went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings last season before he was shut down.

In 2012, Floyd's last full season, he was 12-11 with a 4.29 ERA (99 ERA+), 1.36 WHIP and 144 strikeouts in 168 innings. His best season came back in 2008, when he was 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA, but he has regressed ever since.

If everyone is 100 percent healthy, the Braves now have six MLB-caliber starters in Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Brandon Beachy, Alex Wood and Floyd.

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