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Braves sign LHP Eveland to Minor League deal

ATLANTA -- With their latest attempt to do whatever they can to improve their bullpen, the Braves have opted to give left-handed reliever Dana Eveland a chance to prove himself at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Eveland signed a Minor League deal with the Braves on Sunday and will join Gwinnett on Monday. He will be joining fellow veteran reliever David Aardsma, who agreed to a similar deal with the Braves on Saturday.

Entering Sunday's game against the Pirates, Atlanta's relievers had posted a 9.11 ERA over the past 12 games.

Eveland produced a 2.63 ERA in 30 appearances with the Mets in 2014. But opponents batted .273 and compiled a .374 on-base percentage during his final 15 appearances.

The Braves began targeting Eveland after he opted out of his Minor League contract with the Red Sox earlier this week.

Eveland posted a 1.54 ERA in 16 appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket this season. He has a 5.27 ERA in 144 career appearances at the Major League level.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for Listen to his podcast.
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