Braves exercise options on Tim Hudson, Brian McCann and Paul Maholm

Brian Kersey

Atlanta will bring back three veterans when it picks up their options Tuesday.

The Atlanta Braves will exercise team options on three players Tuesday, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Rosenthal tweeted that the Braves will pick up options for catcher Brian McCann and pitchers Tim Hudson and Paul Maholm.

When the Braves pick up the options, McCann will be paid $12 million next season, Hudson will make $9 million and Maholm will get $6.5 million.

McCann, 28, is a six-time All-Star for the Braves. In 121 games last season, McCann batted .230 with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs. It was a down year for McCann, who has averaged an .826 OPS over his eight-year career. McCann is considered one of the best offensive catchers in baseball.

Hudson, 36, has spent the last eight years with the Braves. In 28 starts last season, Hudson went 16-7 with a 3.62 ERA in 179 innings. Hudson is a three-time All-Star who has averaged a 3.52 ERA in his time with the Braves.

Maholm, 30, was acquired via trade on July 30 from the Chicago Cubs. Maholm started 11 games for the Braves in the second half, winning four games and racking up a 3.54 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.

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