UPDATE: Braves to sign Alberto Callaspo for one-year, $3 million

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UPDATE: Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that it’s a one-year, $3 million deal, pending a physical.

12:41 p.m. ET: Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that the Braves are on the verge of signing Alberto Callaspo. Fredi Gonzalez told him himself, actually.

The Braves, who have moved on from the Dan Uggla era and who recently traded Tommy La Stella, will probably use Callaspo at second base. Callaspo can, however, play anywhere in the infield and, in the past, played corner outfield spots as well, so using him as a super-utility player is not out of the question either.

His 2014 was not one he’d like to remember — Callaspo hit only .223/.290/.290. — but in the previous five seasons he was at or above league average on offense every single season, so there’s a chance for a bounceback.

Mets sign Ervin Santana to a minor league deal

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The Mets have signed pitcher Ervin Santana to a minor league deal.

Santana was most recently with the White Sox who designated him for assignment and subsequently released him in late April. It was a earned release, as he allowed 14 runs on 19 hits and six walks with five strikeouts over 13.1 innings before being cut. He only made five starts with the Twins in 2018 due to a an injury, but he was an All-Star in 2017 so why not kick the tires?

Santana will report to extended spring training to kick off the rust. Your guess is as a good as mine as to when or if he’ll pitch in New York this year.