Venters, Pena agree to terms with Braves

Updated: December 2, 2013

Atlanta, GA ( – The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday
that pitcher Jonny Venters and infielder Ramiro Pena agreed to contracts for
the 2014 season.

The left-hander missed the 2013 season after undergoing “Tommy John” surgery
in May. Venters is 15-10 with a 2.23 ERA in 230 career appearances with the
Braves. He’ll get $1.625 million for 2014.

Pena hit .278 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 50 games with the Braves last
season before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in June.

Atlanta also declined to tender a 2014 contract offer to infielders Paul
Janish and Elliot Johnson and right-handed pitcher Cristhian Martinez.