Atlanta Braves Sign 7-Year Veteran Pitcher

The Atlanta Braves have bolstered their bullpen by signing experienced left-handed reliever Adam Kolarek to a minor league contract.

Kolarek, who recently became a free agent following his release by the New York Mets, brings a wealth of seven seasons of major league experience.

In the 2023 season, he showcased his capabilities in five MLB appearances, delivering six scoreless innings.

While primarily honing his skills in Triple-A, Kolarek exhibited a solid 2.55 ERA over 35.1 innings, although he grappled with a slightly elevated walk rate.

Notably effective against left-handed hitters, his historical success suggests his potential value to the Braves.

The Braves' decision to secure Kolarek's services before September 1 demonstrates their foresight in maintaining a playoff-eligible roster.

His addition adds depth to their bullpen, and his past proficiency increases the team's options for strategic matchups, particularly against lefty batters.

As a seasoned contributor, Kolarek's arrival presents an opportunity for him to potentially play a role in the postseason.

Whether he starts his journey with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate or directly joins the major league bullpen, the signing underscores the team's commitment to fortifying their pitching resources for the challenges ahead. Photo Credit:  Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports