The Braves have signed left-hander Ross Detwiler, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. It appears to be a major-league deal for the southpaw, who was recently designated for assignment and subsequently released by the Rangers.
Detwiler is the latest bullpen addition for a Braves' club that seems to go through bullpen options on a weekly basis. After cutting Dana Eveland and Nick Masset and losing closer Jason Grilli to a season-ending achilles injury, the team has added both Detwiler and Jason Frasor in the last few days as options in front of new closer Jim Johnson.
Detwiler, 29, returns to the NL East after spending the first five years of his career with the Nationals. He was traded to the Rangers in December in exchange for Chris Bostick and and Abel De Los Santos before struggling to a 7.12 ERA in seventeen appearances (seven starts) and being cut despite being owed approximately $2 million for the rest of the season.
Detwiler is the owner of a lifetime 4.10 ERA in eight major-league seasons with the Nationals (2007, 2009-2014) and Rangers (2015). He will hit free agency again after the season.