Braves sign Anibal Sanchez to minor league deal

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The Atlanta Braves have signed righty Anibal Sanchez to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Sanchez, 34, was released by the Twins last week. He was terrible in 2017, going 3-7 in 17 starts and posting 6.41 ERA, 2.5 BB/9 and 8.9 SO/9 in 105.1 innings for Detroit.

Sanchez is basically cannon fodder at this point in his career, but if the Braves are still a year or two away from true contention, there is value in signing cannon fodder.