As we near the qualifying offer deadline, the Atlanta Braves signed their first player of the winter in right-handed reliever Nick Anderson. He was signed on a non-guaranteed split deal. Should he play in the big leagues, the Braves will pay him $875K. If he appears in the Minors, he will receive $185K.The 32-year-old was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays and spent his 2022 season in Triple-A, tossing 16 innings and owning a 5.63 ERA.
In a corresponding move, infielder Rylan Bannon was designated for assignment. Bannon wore the Atlanta threads once and was used as a late-game substitution.
The Atlanta #Braves today signed RHP Nick Anderson to a one-year, non-guaranteed split contract for the 2023 season. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club designated INF Rylan Bannon for assignment.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 12, 2022
His unfortunate 2022 season aside, Anderson put together an elite 2020 season. He posted a 0.55 ERA across 19 games and went 6-for-6 in save opportunities. Anderson’s last couple of seasons have been injury-plagued, but the reliever should be a nice addition to the bullpen if he stays healthy.
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RHP Jose Ureña will return to the Colorado Rockies after the two agreed on a one-year, $3.5M deal.