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Braves sign C Travis d’Arnaud to two-year, $16 million

Matt Johnson
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The Atlanta Braves continued their aggressive efforts this offseason on Sunday by signing catcher Travis d’Arnaud to a two-year, $16 million contract.

The 30-year-old catcher lands in Atlanta after revitalizing his career with the Tampa Bay Rays. d’Arnaud posted a .263/.323/.459 slash line with 16 home runs, 16 doubles and 50 runs scored across 327 at-bats with the Rays.

d’Arnaud’s 2019 season began with the New York Mets before the team released him in May. After signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 5, the Rays acquired him on May 10.

It’s an excellent landing spot for d’Arnaud with an opportunity to regularly contribute to Atlanta’s lineup and work with its pitching staff while competing for a championship the next two seasons.