Drew Smyly Signs With Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves signed left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly to a one-year deal worth $11 million on Monday.)Smyly was 0-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 42 strikeouts in five starts and two relief appearances with the San Francisco Giants this year. He had a career-best 37.8 percent strikeout rate and 14.35 strikeouts per nine innings, the highest strikeout-per-nine rate of any pitcher who made at least five starts in 2020. For his career, Smyly is 35-35 with a 4.13 ERA and has accumulated 714 strikeouts.“This is an upside play, no doubt about it,” Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. “Obviously, w…

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