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Report: Braves agree to Minors deal with Rusin

January 18, 2020

The Braves have agreed to a Minor League deal with left-hander Chris Rusin, according to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club hasn't confirmed the deal, which is said to include a Spring Training invite. Rusin, 33, made just two appearances in the Majors with the Rockies

The Braves have agreed to a Minor League deal with left-hander Chris Rusin, according to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club hasn't confirmed the deal, which is said to include a Spring Training invite.

Rusin, 33, made just two appearances in the Majors with the Rockies last season, as he opened the year on the injured list with a mid-back strain and was designated for assignment -- and subsequently outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque -- in June.

The southpaw owns a lifetime 4.62 ERA over 188 appearances (49 starts) in the big leagues. His best season came in 2017, when he recorded a 2.65 ERA (191 ERA+) over 85 innings -- all in relief -- for Colorado.

Rusin will give Atlanta yet another left-handed relief option, along with Will Smith, Grant Dayton, A.J. Minter and Sean Newcomb.

Thomas Harrigan is a reporter for MLB.com.