Braves Avoid Arbitration With Martin Prado, Re-Sign Jack Wilson

Hey! The Atlanta Braves made a move! And not just one, but two moves. Frank Wren must have finally returned from Hawaii.

The first move of the day was the re-signing of veteran utility man Jack Wilson. He will receive a base salary of $1 million dollars, and it appears there are some unknown incentives included as well, most likely for games started or plate appearances recorded. He will serve as the immediate backup behind Tyler Pastornicky at shortstop and can also fill in at second base and third base in a pinch.

The bigger news came with Martin Prado. The Braves and Prado avoided arbitration and settled for a one-year, $4.75 million dollar deal. Prado has been rumored throughout the offseason to potentially be on the move, but it appears Atlanta is moving closer to keeping their left fielder and utility man for 2012. Personally, this salary figure was about a million bucks less than I figured he would sign for, which could be big for Frank Wren.

Yay for some moves today!

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