Alexi Ogando signs with the Braves


Alexi Ogando, who spent 2015 in a middle relief role for the Red Sox, has signed a minor-league deal with the Braves that includes an invitation to spring training.

Ogando posted a 3.99 ERA and 53/28 K/BB ratio in 65 innings for the Red Sox, but served up 12 homers to avoid being trusted in key spots. When healthy he’s generally been an impact arm and the 32-year-old right-hander has a 3.44 ERA in 471 innings as a big leaguer spent mostly with the Rangers, but clearly teams have doubts about his remaining upside.

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation says the deal would pay $2 million plus incentives if Ogando makes the Opening Day roster and includes an opt-out clause.