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Braves’ Hubbard Signs Minors Deal

January 20, 2000

ATLANTA (AP) _ Trenidad Hubbard agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves that would pay him $400,000 if he makes the team.

Hubbard, a 33-year-old outfielder, hit .314 with one home run and 13 RBIs last season in 82 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers and batted .333 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 32 games with their Albuquerque Triple-A team.

He agreed Tuesday to a $300,000, one-year contract with the Dodgers, then refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues and became a free agent.

Hubbard, who was invited to spring training by the Braves as a non-roster player, has a .286 batting average with 14 homers and 57 RBIs in 280 games during portions of six years in the majors.

Atlanta guaranteed him $50,000 if he’s cut during spring training.

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