The Braves have agreed to sign reliever Jason Grilli to a two-year deal that includes a club option for 2017, according to a major-league source. The deal was first reported by FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal.
Grilli will earn $8 million in guaranteed money with the option being valued at $3 million, as reported by Mark Bowman of MLB.com. He will earn $4.25 million in 2015 and $3.5 million in 2016, with the option including a $250K buyout that pushes the guaranteed money on the contract to an even $8 million.
Grilli, 38, drew interest from multiple clubs this winter but will head to Atlanta as Jordan Walden's likely replacement as a setup man for Craig Kimbrel. Grilli split his season between the Pirates and the Angels, posting a 4.00 ERA in 62 appearances and showing improvement in his time with the Halos.
Grilli is a veteran of twelve major league seasons with seven different clubs, spending time with the Marlins, White Sox, Tigers, Rockies, Rangers, Pirates and Angels since breaking into the majors in 2000. He is the owner of a lifetime 22-32 record with a 4.16 ERA in 446 career appearances (16 starts), and was named to the NL All-Star team in 2013 en route to a career season in which he posted a 2.70 ERA in 50 innings of work out of the Pirates' bullpen.