Atlanta Braves Sign Right-Handed Pitcher

Joining the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves have signed pitcher Joe Harvey to a minor-league contract.

Harvey spent time with the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies from 2019 to 2020 and didn't pitch at all last year.

During his time with the Yankees, Harvey was primarily used as a relief pitcher and appeared in 23 games over the course of the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He was traded to the Colorado Rockies in August 2020 in exchange for outfielder Alfredo Garcia.

With the Rockies, Harvey continued to pitch out of the bullpen, making 18 appearances in the 2021 season with a 4.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched. 

The thirty-one-year-old holds a strong 2.63 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, with 228 strikeouts across 195.1 innings of work in the minors.

Harvey's pitching style is characterized by a fastball that averages around 95 miles per hour and a slider that he uses as his primary off-speed pitch. He has also experimented with other pitches, including a curveball and a changeup, in an effort to keep hitters off balance.

He'll open the season as extra relief depth at Triple-A Gwinnett. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports