Braves News: Return of Mike Soroka, Tyler Matzek, Multiple No Offers, More

The Atlanta Braves had a big Friday in the front office as RHP Mike Soroka and LHP Tyler Matzek each received contracts. Soroka signed a one-year deal worth $2.8 million. Matzek signed a multi-year contract.

In addition to the Soroka deal, the Braves have not tendered the contracts of Silvino Bracho, Guillermo Heredia, Alan Rangel, Jackson Stephens and Brooks Wilson.

Soroka played six games in the minor leagues in 2022 after a prolonged injury that left him paralyzed in 2020. Over 25 frames in the minors, he hit 25 and gave up 7 walks. The club are hoping for Soroka’s return in 2023.

Tyler Matzek’s deal is a two-year, $3.1 million deal. A $5.5 million club option will come in 2025 with no buyout. The 32-year-old made 42 appearances in 2022. In mid-October, Matzek underwent Tommy John surgery, which ended his season and also eliminated him from the 2023 season. Matzek will be operational in early 2024.

With the no-call period behind us, we now move on to the San Diego winter meetings beginning December 4th.

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MLB News:

The New York Mets acquired right-handers Elieser Hernandez and Jeff Brigham from the Miami Marlins in exchange for a pitching perspective plus cash considerations. The Marlins drafted both players into action earlier this week, making them permanent additions to the Mets pen.

After the Braves drafted him earlier in the week, the Mets rightfully called for waivers from William Woods.

The New York Yankees and SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa avoided arbitration after the two agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract.

The Colorado Rockies renewed reliever Tyler Kinley on a three-year, $6.25 million contract. The contract includes a club option in 2026.

The Los Angeles Angels acquired 3B Gio Urshela from the Minnesota Twins. In exchange, the Twins received 19-year-old professional pitcher Alejandro Hidalgo.

The Chicago Cubs demanded INF Rylan Bannon from Braves waivers. Bannon was drafted into action earlier this week.

The Minnesota Twins acquired SS Kyle Farmer from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league player Casey Legumina. According to MLB Pipeline, Legumina is the 27th prospect overall.

Miguel Andujar, Mike Yastrzemski and Dylan Floro are some notable players who avoided arbitration before the deadline. For a full list of players avoiding arbitration, click here.

The Cincinnati Reds acquired Kevin Newman from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The middle infielder has spent all five of his major league seasons with the Pirates.

Cody Bellinger is among several players who were not tendered before Friday’s deadline. A full list of National League non-tenders can be found here.


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