C Laird gets $3 million, 2-yr deal with Braves

Updated: November 19, 2012, 7:34 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Catcher Gerald Laird will get $3 million for his two-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, and could earn up to $750,000 in performance bonuses if he plays more than expected.

Laird was signed to be Brian McCann's backup after David Ross left for a $6.2 million, two-year deal with Boston. The 33-year-old Laird played for AL champion Detroit this past season, batting .282 with two homers and 11 RBIs.

The deal pays Laird $1.5 million each of the next two seasons, with the chance ...

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