Julio Teheran to come off disabled list to start Sunday

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Braves manager Brian Snitker said that pitcher Julio Teheran will be activated from the disabled list to start on Sunday at home against the Padres, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports.

Teheran, 27, left a start against the Padres after four innings last week after suffering a thumb contusion while batting. Through 13 starts, the right-hander owns a 4.31 ERA with a 56/33 K/BB ratio in 71 innings.

Teheran, surprisingly, has been among the least reliable starters for the Braves this year. Mike Foltynewicz (2.16), Sean Newcomb (2.92), Anibal Sanchez (2.37), and Mike Soroka (2.57) are each sporting ERA’s below 3.00.

Report: Mets, Jose Quintana agree to 2-year, $26 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — The New York Mets and José Quintana agreed to a two-year, $26 million contract, adding another veteran arm to the team’s rotation.

A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical.

New York has been rebuilding its pitching staff following a playoff loss to San Diego in the wild-card round. Three members of its rotation became free agents this offseason, and the Mets also had several openings in their bullpen.

Ace right-hander Justin Verlander agreed to a two-year, $86.7 million contract with New York.

Quintana played for Pittsburgh and St. Louis last season, going 6-7 with a 2.93 ERA in 32 starts. The left-hander was terrific after he was traded to the Cardinals in August, posting a 2.01 ERA in 12 appearances for the NL Central champions.

Quintana also worked 5 1/3 scoreless innings for St. Louis in his lone playoff start, but the Cardinals were eliminated by Philadelphia.