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Braves To Sign Miguel Batista

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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.