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Braves, Andrelton Simmons agree on $58-million, seven-year deal
Braves, Andrelton Simmons agree on $58-million, seven-year deal

The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58-million, seven-year contract, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the National League East champions. The deal, which runs through the 2020 season, is the largest awarded to a non-foreign player with less than two years of service time. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo signed a $41-million, seven-year contract last May. Simmons, 24, showed power potential in 2013, when he hit 17 home runs, but he earned the big contract with his defense. He won his first Gold Glove award in 2013, when he led the major leagues with 499 assists. :: The Boston Red Sox have reached a contract agreement with...

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