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Braves agree to one-year deal with Josh Tomlin

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 11: Josh Tomlin #38 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Free-agent right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin is returning to the Atlanta Braves, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Tomlin and the Braves have agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract. The deal comes with a $1.25 million club option. Should the club deny the option, Tomlin will receive a $250,000 buyout for 2022, bringing Tomlin’s guarantee to $1.25 million.

In 2020, Tomlin compiled a 4.76 ERA in 17 appearances for Atlanta, including five starts. He appeared in two postseason games, where he allowed four hits and three earned runs across 2.2 innings pitched.

Tomlin, 36, has pitched to a 65-56 record with a 4.69 ERA in 251 major-league appearances. He is 3-1 with a 4.00 ERA in 10 postseason appearances.

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