The Atlanta Braves have signed pitcher Julio Teheran to a six-year contract extension.
Teheran’s new deal is for six-years and $32.4 million. It also calls for a $12 million option for the 2020 season with a $1 million buyout. He will make at-least $33.4 million over the contract.
The right handed Teheran is the latest of the Braves young core to get a long term extension following a recent deal with first baseman Freddie Freeman.
Teheran, 23, finished his rookie campaign with a 3.20 ERA and 170 strikes outs over 185 2/3 innings of work.