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Braves add Takashi Saito

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Just one day after signing lefty reliever Billy Wagner, the Braves made another signing. 

The Braves signed Takashi Saito to a one-year contract on Thursday worth a reported $3 million. Saito posted a 2.43 ERA in 55 appearances for the Braves, striking out 52 while walking 25. Saito proved to be an effective middle reliever, holding hitters to a .244 batting average. 

The addition of Saito could help starter Kenshin Kawakami better understand major league hitters and be more comfortable in the Braves clubhouse.