Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli
ATLANTA -- The Braves agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Josh Outman and finalized two other free-agent deals Wednesday: an $8 million, two-year agreement with right-hander Jason Grilli and a $2 million, one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
Outman, 30, was 4-0 with a 2.86 ERA with Cleveland and the New York Yankees last season.
Grilli, 38, was an All-Star closer for Pittsburgh in 2013 and is expected to fill a setup role for closer Craig Kimbrel.
He gets $4.25 million this year and $3.5 million in 2016, and Atlanta has a $3 million option for 2017 with a $250,000 buyout. Grilli can earn $300,000 annually based on games pitched: $100,000 each for 56, 60 and 64. He also can make $4 million based on games finished: $500,000 apiece for 30 and each additional five through 55, and $1 million for 60.
He can earn $700,000 based on starts at catcher: $50,000 for 55 and each additional five through 80, and $100,000 for 85 and each additional five through 100.
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