Billy Wagner Signs with the Atlanta Braves

Posted: 2nd December 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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That didnÆt take long. á Just hours after the deadline for teams to offer arbitration, the Atlanta Braves have reportedly signed free agent closer Billy Wagner to a one-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports . á The deal is reportedly worth $7 million and has a $6.5 million vesting option for 2011. á The option reportedly becomes guaranteed if Wagner finishes 50 games next season. á As with all pending deals, it wonÆt become final until Wagner, 38, passes a physical, which he is expected to take Wednesday in Atlanta. á Wagner is a type-A free agent, who was offered arbitration by the Red Sox on Tuesday. á As such, Boston will receive AtlantaÆs first-round draft pick in 2010 as well as a supplemental pick between the first and second rounds. á Wagner spent most of las ...

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