The Atlanta Braves re-signed Peter Moylan to a minor league deal on Tuesday. The deal, worth $1 million on a prorated basis for time in the majors plus incentives, also includes an invitation to spring training.
Moylan had an injury-riddled 2011 season. He had back surgery in May and arthroscopic shoulder surgery in September. He is still recovering from the shoulder surgery and hopes to be ready early in the season.
The Braves non-tendered Moylan last month, but they were able to re-sign him after finalizing their budget following the signings of Michael Bourn, Eric O'Flaherty, and Jair Jurrjens. He will provide a veteran presence in a very youthful bullpen in the upcoming season.
The Australian sidearmer has had a very productive career thus far with the Braves. He has a career 2.60 ERA and is a workhorse out of the bullpen, pitching in at least 80 games in three of the four seasons prior to 2011.
The Braves were lucky to retain Moylan's services once he became a free agent. If healthy, he will likely prove to be a valuable asset out of the bullpen.
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