The Atlanta Braves signed veteran left-hand reliever Billy Wagner to a on-year $7 million deal today and this is going to be great for the online betting world.
The Braves also offered an option to pay Wagner $6.5 million in 2011 plus a $250,000 buy out.
“We feel this is a great start for us to put together a championship-quality team for 2010,” Braves general manager Frank Wren said in a statement. “Billy has been at the top of our list as a player we wanted to acquire for some time, and we’re excited to have him anchoring our bullpen.”
The signing was made to ensure the Braves still have a formidable bull pen if Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano leave.
The Boston Red Sox will get a draft pick for Wagner.
Wagner has 385 saves, which is sixth all time. He is 38. He returned this season from Tommy John surgery and just pitched 15 innings. He struck out 26 batters though.