SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Bullpen ace Will Smith, who was a pillar of the San Francisco Giants relief corp and an All-Star in 2019, has signed a 3-year, $39 million deal with the Atlanta Braves.

Star left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner also rejected San Francisco’s qualifying offer of a one-year, $17.8 million meaning that he becomes a free agent and can entertain offers from other teams.

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Smith’s deal was announced as the annual GM meetings were wrapping up in Scottsdale.

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The deal was completed just minutes before Major League Baseball’s deadline to accept or reject qualifying offers from the players current teams. San Francisco had offered Smith a one-year deal worth $17.8 million.

Smith has seen as one of the gems of this year’s free agency market. Over the last two years, the left-hander compiled 118 innings to go with a 2.66 ERA (151 ERA+) and 4.64 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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In 2019, he took over as San Francisco’s closer when Mark Melancon was traded to Atlanta last season. In that role, the veteran had a 6-0 record with 34 saves and just 4 blown saves on a struggling Giants ballclub.