Will Smith leaves Giants for 3-year deal with Braves; is Madison Bumgarner next?

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Will Smith leaves Giants for 3-year deal with Braves; is Madison Bumgarner next?
Will Smith leaves Giants for 3-year deal with Braves; is Madison Bumgarner next?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Will Smith, a former Willie Mac Award winner and the Giants' only All-Star in 2019, signed a three-year, $40 million contract with the Braves on Thursday. Smith, 30, who had been tendered a qualifying offer from the Giants, has a $13 million club option for 2023 with a $1 million buyout. The Giants will receive a compensatory pick in the June draft for losing Smith because of the qualifying offer he was tendered — Madison Bumgarner also received one and declined it by Thursday's deadline, so he's heading to free agency. If Bumgarner signs elsewhere, the Giants would get a second compensatory draft pick. Smith, a trade candidate before the July 31 deadline, wouldn't have minded

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