DONE DEAL: Brian Snitker has agreed a $72.5 million two-times All-Star pitcher Deal.


Orioles sign a two-time All-Star pitcher.

The Atlanta Braves are taking a chance on a former Orioles star.

The Braves are signing ex-Braves pitcher Julio Teheran to a minor league contract, according to the New York Post’s Jon Heyman.

Teheran joined the Braves as an international free agent in 2007. Early in his career, the new Orioles addition appeared to be on track to become a terrific pitcher.

The Colombian right-hander finished seventh in the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year voting after having a 3.20 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 30 starts in his first full season with the Braves. In an All-Star 2014 season, he reduced his ERA to 2.89 while striking out 186 batters over 33 starts.

Teheran was only 25 years old when he received his second All-Star nomination in 2016. However, Teheran has reverted to a middle-of-the-rotation starter since that season, with an ERA of approximately 4.00 from 2017 to 2019.

Teheran had forgettable spells with the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers before joining the Milwaukee Brewers’ rotation last season. Teheran went 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA with the Brewers, but only appeared in 14 games (11 starts) because to a chronic right hip ailment.

The Orioles have made pitching a top focus this offseason. They recently traded for former Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes and have been connected to another elite pitcher to strengthen their rotation.

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