Lopez signs with Braves
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The Atlanta Braves signed righthander Reynaldo Lopez to a $26 million, three-year contract on Monday that includes an $8 million club option for 2027. Lopez, 29, was 3-7 with a 3.27 ERA for the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Guardians in 2023. Lopez, from the Dominican Republic, had 88 strikeouts in 66 innings last season for a career-best 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings. His fastball averaged 98.2 mph. Lopez has a 39-49 record and a 4.32 ERA in eight seasons. He has made 97 career starts but has made only one start since 2021 and worked only in relief last season.