Braves Add Veteran Reliever

The Atlanta Braves are in a dogfight with the New York Mets for top spot in the NL East Division, and are leaving no stone unturned. Today, they've added a veteran reliever to the roster for a bit of bullpen depth down the stretch.

The fact that 30-year-old Silvino Bracho has only pitched two innings in total in the majors since 2018 is not dissuading the Braves. He's had a strong year in the minors and seems ready to help the big club. 

The Braves had originally acquired the right-hander from the Boston Red Sox for cash considerations at the end of June. However, after just one scoreless inning in a Braves uni, he was DFA’d on July 4.
He ended up at the Braves' Triple-A affiliate Gwinnett, and pitched to a 2.08 ERA in 26 innings. Overally, at AAA this year, he's got an impressive 2.67 ERA in 57 innings, with an equally strong 70:10 K/BB ratio.

Bracho has spent bit parts of six different seasons in the majors.