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Braves sign Carlos Torres to minor-league deal

The ex-Met heads to Atlanta after passing over the Dodgers and Yankees.

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The Braves have agreed to a minor-league deal with right-hander Carlos Torres, according to an industry source. The agreement was first reported by Jim Seimas of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, who noted that Torres chose the Braves over the Yankees and Dodgers.

Torres, 33, recently elected free agency after being designated for assignment and outrighted by the Mets, who added Antonio Bastardo to their bullpen mix. He had agreed to a $1.05 million deal for next season with New York before being cut, and is slated to earn that amount as a member of the Braves.

Torres is a veteran of six major-league seasons with the White Sox (2009-10), Rockies (2012) and Mets (2013-15), and has been a solid member of New York's bullpen over the last three seasons. He posted a 3.59 ERA in 165 appearances (10 starts) over the last three years in Flushing, and has the ability to work as either a starter or reliever for Atlanta.

Torres is the latest in a long list of veteran pitchers to join the Braves this winter as Atlanta looks to add veteran innings-eaters who could become valuable trade pieces in July.