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Atlanta Braves Agree To One-Year Deal With Peter Moylan

Peter Moylan has been a fan-favorite with the Atlanta Braves since emerging in 2006 and is supposed to be one of the better clubhouse guys in baseball. Many believed the Australian sidearmer would not return to baseball in 2012 after undergoing surgeries on both his back and throwing arm in the last 12 months, but he has reportedly made a miraculous recovery and will be ready to go in a few short weeks.

Moylan has received a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training, which is fairly common for players coming off a major surgery. The deal will be worth $1 million dollars, with incentives and bonuses for the time he spends in Atlanta, according to David O'Brien of the AJC.

There really isn't any downside to bringing back Moylan, especially with the contract not being very lucrative. The Braves declined to offer arbitration earlier in the offseason and said multiple times they would like to re-sign the sidearmer if the price was right.

Moylan will have to battle for a bullpen job and will see some tough competition. Guys like Craig Kimbrel, Jonny Venters, Eric O'Flaherty, Cristhian Martinez and Kris Medlen have all-but-guaranteed themselves a job and there will only be one or two roster spots up for grabs.

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