Braves agree to terms with Josh Collmenter

The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms today with pitcher Josh Collmenter on a one-year contract for the 2017 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Collmenter, 30, was a member of three organizations during the 2016 campaign. The right-hander went 3-0 with a 3.70 ERA in a combined 18 major league appearances between the Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks, and he also made 10 appearances (nine starts) in the Chicago Cubs farm system. In three starts with Atlanta, Collmenter went 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 19.0 innings, while holding opposing batters to a .238 batting average.

After opening the season on Arizona's disabled list, Collmenter made his season debut with the club on May 27 and pitched in 15 games out of the bullpen before being designated for assignment on July 30. He signed a minor-league contract with Chicago on August 10 and was acquired by Atlanta in exchange for cash considerations on September 14.

The former 15th-round draft selection by the Diamondbacks owns a career record of 38-33 with a 3.50 ERA in 203 appearances. In 78 career starts, he has gone 28-27 with a 3.96 ERA.