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March 13, 2014

Transaction Analysis

Santana Settles, Atlanta Settles

by R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella


ATLANTA BRAVES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Signed RHP Ervin Santana to a one-year deal worth $14.1 million. [3/12]

During the past week, the Braves have lost Kris Medlen (likely for the year) and Brandon Beachy to arm issues. Add Mike Minor, who hasn't pitched this spring and is headed for the disabled list, and 60 percent of the Braves' projected rotation could miss at least the beginning of the season. Faced with starting a less desirable trio—Freddy Garcia, David Hale, and Aaron NorthcraftFrank Wren opted instead to sacrifice his first-round pick and ink Santana. (A blow, it should be noted, that is lessened by the pick gained from Brian McCann's departure.)

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