Braves sign Miguel Batista to minor league deal
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have signed 41-year-old right-hander Miguel Batista to a minor league contract.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Batista "is going to add some depth for us, just in case." Gonzalez says Batista will be assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Batista had 31 saves for Toronto in 2005. His best season as a starter came in 2007, when he won 16 games with Seattle. He fell to 4-14 with Seattle the following season. He is 102-114 with a 4.49 ERA in his long career, which began with one appearance for Pittsburgh in 1992.