Mike Minor arbitration hearing scheduled for Feb. 19


Mike Minor and the Braves were only $500,000 apart in their arbitration filings last month, but the two sides have been unable to bridge the gap so far and David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution says a hearing has been scheduled for February 19. That’s just one day before Braves pitchers and catchers are due to report to camp in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Minor registered a disappointing 4.77 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 7.4 K/9 in 145 1/3 innings last season after getting off to a late start due to a shoulder injury. He had a tremendous 3.21 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 8.0 K/9 in 204 2/3 frames for the Braves in 2013.

Minor, 27, is arbitration-eligible for the second time in his career. He asked for a salary of $5.6 million and the Atlanta front office offered him $5.1 million when figures were exchanged on January 16.

Diamondbacks extend Torey Lovullo’s contract through 2024 season

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PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks extended manager Torey Lovullo’s contract through the 2024 season.

The deal is the third straight one-year extension for the longest-tenured manager in team history.

Lovullo is 446-483 in seven seasons, with one playoff appearance.

Lovullo led the Diamondbacks to the 2017 National League division series his first season and a winning record the next two. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen stuck with Lovullo after an injury-filled 110-loss season in 2021 and the Diamondbacks have enjoyed a resurgence this year.

The Diamondbacks enter against Atlanta 35-24, tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the NL.