Braves To Sign Miguel Batista

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 1: Miguel Batista #47 of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field on September 1, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

UPDATE 6:54 PM EST: It's a minor league deal for Batista, who will start his journey back to the majors at Class Triple-A Gwinnett, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Original Story: Just one day after being released by the New York Mets, right-handed pitcher Miguel Batista will be signing a contract to join the Atlanta Braves, the 41-year-old tells David Lennon of Newsday. He will be looking to throw a pitch at the majors for his 11th different team.

Batista, 41, posted a 4.82 ERA across 46 2/3 innings of work along with a 6.6 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 over 30 appearances for the Mets this season.

Mets manager Terry Collins had hoped the veteran reliever would stick with the organization after being designated for assignment, instead 18-year pro will be headed to the team's division rival.

For the Braves, I can't imagine Batista will have anything more than a mop-up role or as a last resort option in the bullpen.

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