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Atlanta Braves sign Ender Inciarte to 5-year extension


According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Atlanta Braves have signed outfielder Ender Inciarte to a 5 year contract extension worth $30.25 million. Inciarte was one of the centerpieces of the Braves' blockbuster trade with Arizona last offseason, which brought Inciarte and top prospects Dansby Swanson and Aaron Blair to Atlanta in exchange for pitcher Shelby Miller.

In 2016, the Braves made Inciarte their starting center fielder and he rewarded Atlanta by producing the best season of his young career both offensively and defensively. He was worth 3.6 WAR in 2016, and established himself as a reliable leadoff man in the Braves' uncertain lineup. More impressive was his range and ability in centerfield which produced numerous highlights, including the MLB Defensive Play of the Year in September when he robbed the Mets' Yoenis Cespedes of a home run to secure Atlanta's second sweep of New York during the 2016 season.

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