Mike Minor has agreed to a one-year deal with the Braves worth $3.85 million.
He earned the large raise after putting together a 3.21 ERA and 1.09 WHIP to go along with 181 strikeouts over 204 2/3 frames last season. The lefty will have to be a key piece again in 2014 if the Braves want to repeat as NL East champs.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
John Brown is practicing Thursday.
Brown should be a full-go this week and will see a fair share of the targets regardless of Michael Floyd's status. Obviously he'll see more if Floyd is out, but even if he's in, Brown should have ample opportunities this week. Analysis: Howard Bender