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Braves sign Chris Volstad to a minor league contract

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Exciting news as Game 3 of the World Series gets underway: JJ Cooper of Baseball America reports that the Braves have signed pitcher Chris Volstad to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Volstad, 29, spent almost the entire season with the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis. There, he compiled a 3.18 ERA with a 97/43 K/BB ratio in 155 2/3 innings. Volstad hasn’t pitched regularly in the major leagues since 2012 when he was with the Cubs.

Braves sign veteran right-hander Tomlin to minor league deal

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The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team’s major league camp.

The 34-year-old Tomlin, who was released by Milwaukee on Wednesday, had a 6.14 ERA in 32 games, including nine starts, with Cleveland in 2018. Tomlin was 61-53 with a 4.77 ERA in nine seasons with the Indians.

Tomlin was 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in five games with the Brewers this spring after joining the team on a minor league deal.

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