The Atlanta Braves have signed Ben Sheets to a minor league deal, the team announced. The right-hander will report to Double-A where he will make his first start on July 4th.
Sheets was last pitched in the Majors in July of 2010 for the Oakland A's. He eventually was shut down and underwent flexor tendon surgery.
Dave O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution caught up with GM Frank Wren who had this to say about Sheets' bullpen session. “You look at him being a guy who, if the progression goes as we hope, that he could join our rotation in the next few weeks. What we just saw in the bullpen was very impressive.”
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