Braves News: Pierce Johnson signed, Arizona Fall League update, and more

Let's get into a few recent updates from the Atlanta Braves and around Major League Baseball.
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The Atlanta Braves have kicked off their offseason earlier than many Braves fans expected. However, that is where their favorite team finds itself.

While there hasn't been a ton of Braves news lately, let's cover a few things that have happened recentl

Atlanta Braves Updates

Atlanta decided to reward Pierce Johnson for his great work after being acquired from Colorado with a two-year contract worth $14.25 million. This deal includes a $7 million club option for 2026. The club option for 2026 also includes a $250,000 buyout.

The Arizona Fall League is underway and Darius Vines earned Pitcher of the Week honors after his impressive 5.2 inning, 9 strikeout performance in Week 3 of the league. Vines has started to show a lot of promise and could work his way into the Braves rotation.

Speaking of pitching, we have two articles that discuss how the Braves may be able to sign a talented Japanese pitcher if they are unable to extend Max Fried and the prospect of Charlie Culberson being a legitimate option for the Atlanta bullpen in 2024.

READ: 3 reasons for the Braves to extend Max Fried and 2 reasons why they shouldn't

More MLB News

Astros manager and former Brave, Dusty Baker, officially announced his retirement yesterday. Baker had a fantastic career as a player and managed some great teams over the years. We wish Dusty all the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his service to the game.

The 2023 World Series kicks off tonight between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks from Arlington. Adolis Garcia and Corbin Carrol will be two players to watch in this series. It isn't the series many expected at the beginning of the year but it looks to be an exciting one.

Speaking of Adolis Garcia, we covered a story this week on how the Rangers almost lost Garcia after they DFA'd him in 2021 after signing former Atlanta pitcher Mike Foltynewicz.

READ: Should the Braves bring back Michael Soroka for the 2024 season?

This World Series also will feature 7 former Braves players and we covered who those players are here. At least that will give fans something to root for despite the home team not being featured.

Be sure to keep your eyes on House That Hank Built for all your Braves news this offseason!