Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves have agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Josh Outman and finalized two other free-agent deals: an $8 million, two-year agreement with right-hander Jason Grilli and a $2 million, one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Outman, 30, was 4-0 with a 2.86 ERA with Cleveland and the New York Yankees last season.

Grilli, 38, was an All-Star closer for Pittsburgh in 2013 and is expected to fill a setup role for closer Craig Kimbrel. He gets $4.25 million this year and $3.5 million in 2016, and Atlanta has a $3 million option for 2017 with a $250,000 buyout.

Pierzynski, also, 38, likely will play behind Christian Bethancourt. Evan Gattis is moving from catcher to left field. Pierzynski hit .251 for Boston and St. Louis last year.

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