Hamels, Braves agree on $18 million, 1-year deal


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Cole Hamels is the latest addition to the Atlanta Braves’ shopping spree.

Hames has agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with Atlanta. The 35-year-old gives the Braves an additional veteran for their young rotation.

Hamels spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs. He has 163 wins and a 3.42 ERA in 14 seasons. He began his career with Philadelphia, where he was a three-time All-Star in 10 seasons.

The Braves also have signed reliever Will Smith, a possible closer, and catcher Travis d’Árnaud in free agency and have re-signed four players.