(AP) After a tumultuous first few months, the Atlanta Falcons will have a new contract on the line when the 2016 season begins on Oct. 4 against the Minnesota Twins.
The Falcons signed five players to two-year extensions Tuesday, including outfielder Adam Lind who signed a four-year deal worth $35 million, and catcher/outfielder Justin Upton who signed two-years worth of $32 million.
Both players are eligible to earn up to $25 million each.
The deal is worth $30 million over the first two years, $28 million over three years and $26 million over four years.
The contracts of first baseman Brian McCann, third baseman Evan Longoria and outfielder Austin Jackson are all guaranteed.
The Braves also announced that outfielder Brian McCann will make $11 million in base salary for the next two seasons.
The Braves, who have lost eight of nine games in which they’ve played, are projected to finish with the worst record in the majors at 5-20.