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.