The minor league transactions continued on Friday as the Atlanta Braves signed RHP Yacksel Rios to a minor league deal. The contract includes an invitation to Spring Training.
Congrats to our client, pitcher Yacksel Rios, on signing w/ the Atlanta @Braves, which includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. He is currently playing winter ball in Puerto Rico & has 27.2 IP w/ 0.65 ERA, 34 Ks & 4 BBs #Braves #MLB #TeamESM @mlbpuertorico pic.twitter.com/6danyA83Jz— Gavin Kahn (@Gavin_Kahn) January 6, 2023
Drafted in 2011 by the Philadelphia Phillies, the 29-year-old has made 89 career big league appearances. In the minors, however, he has tossed 544 frames and put together a career 4.15 ERA thus far.
Before being released by the Chicago White Sox in August, Rios put together an underwhelming 2022 in Triple-A, logging 33 innings and surrendering 20 runs. His ERA shot up to 4.91 on the year.
Hopefully the righty will be able to work through some command issues and provide some bullpen depth while getting us through a few innings of Spring Training.
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