Braves sign veteran OF Luplow to 1-year, $1.4 million deal

December 19, 2022 GMT
FILE - Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow looks on in the seventh inning of a baseball game Aug. 14, 2022, in Denver. The Atlanta Braves signed veteran outfielder Luplow, who has a .213 batting average in six seasons, to a $1.4 million, one-year contract on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
FILE - Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow looks on in the seventh inning of a baseball game Aug. 14, 2022, in Denver. The Atlanta Braves signed veteran outfielder Luplow, who has a .213 batting average in six seasons, to a $1.4 million, one-year contract on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves signed veteran outfielder Jordan Luplow, who has a .213 batting average in six seasons, to a $1.4 million, one-year contract on Monday.

The 29-year-old Luplow hit .176 with 11 homers and drove in 28 runs in 83 games with Arizona in 2022. The right-handed hitter had eight homers against left-handers last season.

Luplow made starts at all three outfield positions, including 25 in right field and 18 in left field for Arizona last season. He also can play first base.

Luplow made his major league debut with Pittsburgh in 2017 and set career highs by hitting .276 with 15 homers for Cleveland in 2019. He also has played with Tampa Bay.

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