Braves Sign Veteran Outfielder

The Atlanta Braves have signed Delino DeShields Jr. to a minor league contract.

DeShields signed the same kind of deal with the Miami Marlins during Spring Training but was released before the start of the regular season. Yet, the 29-year-old will now have the opportunity to try to land himself a spot on Atlanta's major league roster from here. 

DeShields appeared in 19 games with the Cincinnati Reds last season, where he had one home run, six RBIs, and a .255 batting average. Overall, he did well enough when called upon, but the sample size was still fairly small. Thus, when it comes to 2022, he will be hoping to receive more opportunities in the sport's most competitive league. 

DeShields' high amount of experience could help his chances of getting called up by the Braves. In 601 career games between the Texas Rangers, Cleveland, and Reds, he has 19 home runs, 139 RBIs, and a .246 batting average. It will be intriguing to see if these numbers change this campaign with Atlanta. 

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