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Ross Detwiler signs with the Braves after being released by the Rangers

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On the same day they official signed right-hander Jason Frasor the Braves have added a second veteran reliever, agreeing to terms with left-hander Ross Detwiler after he was released by the Rangers.

Detwiler pitched horribly in Texas, going 0-5 with a 7.12 ERA in 43 games, but from 2009-2014 he posted a 3.82 ERA in 471 innings for the Nationals while filling rotation and bullpen roles.

At age 29 he’s a worthwhile flier for the Braves to take as they try to add some veteran-ness to a bullpen that just lost closer Jason Grilli for the season to a torn Achilles’ tendon.