FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Braves have signed Billy Wagner to a one year deal worth 7 million dollars. Wagner is the first big signing this offseason and this should start to heat up the market in time for the Winter Meetings next week.
The Braves are in negotiations with Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez, but adding Wagner certainly gives them some leverage if negotiations head south.
Wagner, 38, posted an impressive 1.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 26/8 K/BB ratio this past season and limited opponents to a .174 batting average in 15 appearances.
He's a solid addition to the Braves bullpen and a nice steal for GM Frank Wren.