Jason Heyward signs two season deal with Atlanta Braves

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The Atlanta Braves have secured the services of Jason Heyward for the next two seasons, according to CBS sports.

The deal sees Right Fielder Heyward getting $13.3m over 2014 and 2015. Team general manager Fran Wren said: "Jason is an important part of our organization."

The deal had been in arbitration talks over a difference of $300,000.

This sees the Braves take a step back from their strict policy of non-negotiation in arbitration. Allowing cases to go to a hearing is what has been dubbed "file and trial."

No further terms were released but as the Braves avoided arbitration hearings, Braves fans will hope that this is a turnaround in how the team operates as both Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel are still in arbitration over $1.25m and $2.45m respectively.

Former All-Star player Heyward was eighth in the Braves for RBIs but fourth for runs, scoring 67 last season. He also made 215 catches in the outfield and played over 800 innings.

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