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Atlanta Braves Sign 14 Players to Minor League Contracts

November 24th, 2011 at 6:08 PM
By Cory Guinn

On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves announce the signing of 14 minor leaguers, including 11 of those players that have been invited to attend spring training.

Of those 11 invited among the non-rosters invitees, six players saw time in the major leagues in 2011.

Veteran minor leaguer J. C. Boscan was among those invited to spring training. The catcher, who had spent 13 seasons in the Braves minor league system and 15 seasons in the minor leagues overall, has a .224 career batting average in the minors with 40 home runs and 356 RBI. In 2011, Boscan was on the Braves major league roster from mid-April to the end of the season. The 31-year-old played in four games and recorded a  .333 average while batting 3-for-9.

The Braves also signed five players who saw action in the major leagues last season for teams other than Atlanta. Infielder Drew Sutton saw time on the field for the Boston Red Sox at all four infield positions and hit .315 in 31 games.

Former Tampa Bay reliever Adam Russel pitched in 36 games wcompiling a 1-2 record with a 3.03 ERA, while infielder Josh Wilson hit .224 in 60 games spit between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers.


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