Atlanta Braves Extend Travis d’Arnaud

The Atlanta Braves have signed Travis d'Arnaud to a two-year, $16 million contract. It also comes with a $8 million club option for the 2024 season.

Last season, d'Arnaud had a fantastic year with the Braves. In 44 games, he had a .321 batting average to go along with nine home runs and 34 RBIs. This would be enough for him to win the Silver Slugger award at catcher. The Braves are hoping to see him produce at a similar level moving forward.

This year has been a hard one for the catcher though, as he suffered a thumb injury that required surgery. This kept him out of the lineup for over three months, but he has since healed. In 28 games this season, he has three home runs and 15 RBIs to along with a .223 batting average. As he finds his groove again, expect to see his numbers go back up. 

In nine MLB seasons with the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays and Braves, d'Arnaud has 75 home runs, 280 RBIs and a .251 batting average in 572 games. 

Overall, this seems like a good deal for both parties. 

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