Braves sign veteran right-hander Masset to bolster bullpen
Published 12:23 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves added a veteran arm to their bullpen, agreeing to a one-year contract with right-hander Nick Masset for the $507,500 major league minimum.
Masset cleared waivers Monday after Miami designated him for assignment. The 33-year-old has a 1.86 ERA and in eight games this year, but opponents are hitting .324 against him.
Atlanta’s bullpen, 25th in the majors with a 4.60 ERA, used 14 relievers through its first 35 games.
Masset is 18-14 with a 3.97 ERA in 367 major league games with five teams. A shoulder injury sidelined him for the 2012-13 seasons.
He would get a $120,000 while in the minor leagues.
Atlanta designated right-hander John Cornely for assignment and optioned right-hander Cody Martin to Triple-A Gwinnett