Darren O'Day didn't get much of a chance to make an impact in Atlanta last season, as he spent most of the year recovering from a forearm injury. The Braves traded for the veteran right-hander midway through the 2018 season in a deal with Baltimore, but he never appeared for the team due to his injury.
Well, in 2019, he logged eight relief appearances in a small-batch comeback, recording a 1.69 ERA across 5.1 innings, and it looks like that small sample size was enough to warrant a new deal for the 37-year-old.
The new deal will see the veteran earn $2.25 million in 2020, and has a club option worth $3.5 million for the 2021 season.
O'Day is a 12-year veteran who started his big league career with the Angels in 2008. He spent one season in Anaheim before joining the Mets for a brief stint. He then moved to Texas from 2009-11, discovering his relief ace-like tendencies before finding a longer-term home in Baltimore from 2012-18.
While with the O's, O'Day logged a 2.40 ERA over 391 relief appearances, striking out 424 batters in 374.1 innings of work.