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Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves agree to $42 million contract
Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves agree to $42 million contract

Craig Kimbrel saw the growing list of young Atlanta Braves players committing to long-term deals and decided he wanted to jump on board. Atlanta locked up another important piece of its foundation Sunday by agreeing to a $42-million, four-year contract with Kimbrel, the All-Star closer. “I want to stay here with a group of guys that I came up with and I'm comfortable with,” Kimbrel told reporters. “In the game of baseball, it's who you're around, it's the team you're on and the guys you're surrounded by. “We have an awesome core here. I think this is a core that can win for a long time.” The deal with Kimbrel came only two...

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