Report: Braves sign Jason Heyward for $13.3 million over two years

Tuesday February 4th, 2014

The Braves avoided arbitration with Gold Glove winner Jason Heyward(Daniel Shirley/Getty Images) The Braves avoided arbitration with 2012 Gold Glove winner Jason Heyward. (Daniel Shirley/Getty Images)

The Braves have signed right fielder Jason Heyward to a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the deal is worth $13.3 million over the two seasons.

The new contract lets the Braves avoid an arbitration hearing after Heyward requested $5.5 million and the Braves countered with $5.2 million.

Heyward, 24, batted .254 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 104 games for the Braves in 2013 and needed surgery to repair a fractured jaw after being hit by a pitch in August. He won a Gold Glove in 2012 and made an All-Star appearance in 2010.

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