ATLANTA — Power-hitting outfielder Adam Duvall is a free agent after the Atlanta Braves declined to offer him a contract for the 2021 season.
The team also announced Wednesday it had agreed to one-year deals with three players: relief pitchers Grant Dayton and Luke Jackson as well as infielder Johan Camargo.
Duvall, who turned 32 in September, became an important piece in the lineup over the past two years and hit 16 home runs in the pandemic-abbreviated 2020 season. Duvall has 113 homers in his MLB career and was a National League All-Star with the Cincinnati Reds in 2016, when he hit a career-high 33 homers.
He earned $1,203,704 prorated this past season from a $3.25 million salary.
Camargo, Dayton and Jackson avoided arbitration by agreeing to their deals, which were announced before Wednesday night's deadline to offer contracts to unsigned players on 40-man rosters. The hard-throwing Jackson will be paid $1.9 million, Camargo will make $1.36 million and Dayton gets $900,000.
Jackson, who turned 29 in August, has been a big part of the Braves' bullpen for the past four seasons. The right-hander's best year was 2019, when he had a 3.84 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 72 2/3 innings. He struggled in 2020, finishing with a 6.84 ERA in 19 appearances.
Camargo, who will turn 27 on Dec. 13, had his best year in 2018, when he hit .272 with 19 homers. He hit just .200 in 120 at-bats in 2020 but is a versatile player who can handle second base, shortstop or third base and has occasionally appeared in the outfield.
Dayton, a left-hander who turned 33 a week ago, emerged in the Atlanta bullpen this season with a 2.30 ERA in 18 appearances.