Braves exercise options of three

Updated: October 30, 2012, 3:41 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Braves have exercised options on catcher Brian McCann, right-hander Tim Hudson and left-hander Paul Maholm.

McCann, a six-time All-Star, will earn $12 million next season instead of receiving a $500,000 buyout. McCann had surgery after the season to repair the labrum in his right shoulder that could force him to miss the start of the season. He is expected to return to light baseball activities in about four months and could receive full clearance in April.

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