On ,December 9 1992 — The Atlanta Braves sign free agent Cy Young Award and Gold Glove winner Greg Maddux to a five-year $28M contract, and then trade pitchers Charlie Leibrandt and Pat Gomez to the Rangers in exchange for 3B Jose Oliva. Leibrandt (15-7) saw his star fall in Atlanta when he gave up 11th-inning extra base hits in the 1991 World Series and 1992 World Series. Maddux, who turned down a $28.5 million contract extension in mid-season with the Cubs, signs for $28 million, $6 million less than the Yankees offered. Maddux will win three more Cy Young awards with the Braves.


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