published Friday, February 14th, 2014

Atlanta Braves sign pitcher Julio Teheran to long-term deal

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    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran delivers to the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game at Turner Field, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Atlanta.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a six-year contract with 22-year-old right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran. The finacial terms of the deal were not immediately available.

“We are excited to sign Julio to a long-term contract,” Braves executive vice president and general manager Frank Wren was quoted as saying in release from the team said. “He is one of the best young pitchers in the National League and one of our core of players we expect to be together for a number of years.”

Teheran was 14-8 with a 3.20 ERA last year and finished fourth in the National League rookie of the year voting.

Teheran is the latest young Atlanta player to agree to a contract extension this offseason, joining first baseman Freddie Freeman, who signed an eight-year contract extension, and outfielder Jason Heyward.

For more on this story, read Saturday's Times Free Press sports section.

about Jay Greeson...

Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...

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