Reliever Jonny Venters is back with the Braves. The Rays announced the club traded the lefty to the Braves in exchange for an international signing slot. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that to be worth $250,000.
Venters, 33, pitched for the Braves from 2010-12 before he was constantly sidelined by injuries. Before this season, he hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2012. According to the Rays earlier this year, Venters has undergone two and a half Tommy John surgeries in his career.
Venters pitched decently for the Rays in limited action, posting a 3.86 ERA with 11 strikeouts and six walks in 14 innings. Venters spent a month on the disabled list between June 25 and July 24 with a hamstring injury, but he returned to record one out on four pitches on Wednesday against the Yankees.