Teixeira signs for $12.5M; Morneau agrees to $7.4M deal

Updated: January 18, 2008, 12:10 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- First baseman Mark Teixeira agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year contract with the Braves on Thursday, one of four Atlanta players coming to terms rather than going through arbitration.

Teixeira, who added power to the Braves lineup after being acquired from Texas just before the trade deadline, received a big raise over the $9 million he made last season.

He batted .317 with 17 homers and 56 RBIs with Atlanta. Overall, Teixeira had 30 homers, ...

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