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Braves Sign Walton For One Year

Outfielder Jerome Walton and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a $520,000, one-year contract with a club option for 1997.

Walton, a 30-year-old Atlanta native, batted .290 with eight homers, 22 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 162 at-bats for the Cincinnati Reds last season.

Baseball players and owners agreed to push back the deadline for filing for salary arbitration by one day to Jan. 16.

The change was made because the Martin Luther King holiday occurs on Jan. 15.