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Jordan Walden avoids arbitration

Updated: December 12, 2013, 12:07 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Reliever Jordan Walden and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $1.49 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.

Walden would earn a $10,000 performance bonus under Thursday's deal if he has 30 games finished next season.

Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in November 2012, Walden was 4-3 with a 3.45 ERA this year with 54 strikeouts in 47 innings. He made $541,500.

Eight Braves remain eligible to file for arbitration next ...

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