8:58am: The deal gives Kimbrel a guaranteed $42MM over four years with a potential max value of $58MM over five years, tweets Mark Bowman of MLB.com. 8:36am: The Braves announced that they have agreed to terms with Craig Kimbrel on a four-year contract to avoid arbitration. The contract runs through the 2017 season and includes an option for the 2018 campaign but financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team. There was a sizable gap for the two sides to bridge as they headed towards a hearing. The closer submitted a $9MM figure while the Braves countered...

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