Coming off of having just extended Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran, and Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren went on Front Office on MLB Network Radio to discuss another player that got an extension.
Jason Heyward signed a two-year extension in early February worth $13.3 million, which keeps him under team control through 2015. Freeman, Teheran, and Kimbrel all received longer deals than two-years, and the question was asked of Wren as to whether a longer deal with Heyward is possible.
[Heyward's deal] allows us to not worry about arbitration and continue to work something out. We’re hopeful Jason will be a long-term piece.
The 24-year old Heyward has not posted numbers that he showed during his rookie campaign in 2010, but did slash .254/.349/.427 with 14 home runs. He spent some time on the disabled list in the second half of the season after being struck in the face with a fastball.
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