Braves sign Michael Kohn

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Right-hander Michael Kohn has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Braves that includes an invitation to spring training.

Kohn was dropped by the Angels in September and later signed with the Rays, but was dropped by Tampa Bay last month as well when he declined an assignment to Triple-A.

During the past two seasons Kohn had a 3.52 ERA in 88 appearances for the Angels, striking out 78 batters in 77 innings to go with a mid-90s fastball, but he also walked 5.6 batters per nine frames.

He’ll compete for a middle relief gig.