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Braves Sign Outfielder Martin Prado To One-Year Deal, Avoid Arbitration

According to David O'Brien from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Braves announced that they came to an agreement with outfield Martin Prado on a one-year contract which is estimated to be worth somewhere between $4.5 million and $5 million. By signing Prado, the Braves avoided arbitration.

#Braves and Martin Prado have avoided arbitration, reaching 1-year agreement today for between $4.5-$5 million. 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Prado is coming off a 2011 season in which he had 143 hits, 13 homeruns, 57 RBIs and a batting average of .260. Prado debuted with the Braves in 2006 and has played in Atlanta ever since.

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