Found November 15, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
The Atlanta Braves have signed catcher Gerald Laird, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The deal is for two years, though the financial details are not yet known and the deal is still pending a physical. Laird will be Atlanta's new backup catcher after David Ross signed a multi-year deal with Boston. Last season for the Tigers, Laird hit .282/.337/.374 with 2 home runs and 11 RBIs in 174 at bats. In 2009, Laird appeared in 135 games for the Tigers and hit .225/.306/.320. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.

Braves sign Gerald Laird to two year deal

The Atlanta Braves have wasted little time in finding a replacement to fill the role of backup catcher. Gerald Laird will take over the position formerly cocupied by David Ross. Ross signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this offseason. Like Ross, the Braves have gotten themselves a pretty good backup behind the plate. Laird should prove to be a serviceable bat when he replaces...

Laird gets two-year Braves deal

Catcher Gerald Laird will get $3 million for his two-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, and could earn up to $750,000 in performance bonuses if he plays more than expected. Laird was signed to be Brian McCann's backup after David Ross left for a $6.2 million, two-year deal with Boston. The 33-year-old Laird played for AL champion Detroit this past season, batting .282 with two...

Braves sign Laird for two years

Catcher Gerald Laird signed two-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports. Laird, 33, batted .282 with two homers in 191 plate appearances with the Detroit Tigers last season, but is a career .244 hitter. He will replace backup catcher David Ross, who signed with the Boston Red Sox.

Braves sign catcher Laird to back up McCann

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with backup catcher Gerald Laird. The 33-year-old Laird has appeared in the last two World Series. He played for the Detroit Tigers this past season, hitting .282 with two homers and 11 RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. The Braves targeted Laird after David Ross, who backed up Brian McCann the past four seasons, signed...

Braves Sign Catcher Gerald Laird To Reported 2-Year Deal

The Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with catcher Gerald Laird, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The deal is reportedly for two years according to Jon Heyman. Financial terms have yet to be disclosed. Laird, 33, hit .282/.337/.374 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 191 plate appearances with the Tigers last season. After losing backup catcher David Ross to the Red...
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