ajc.com | Braves | Braves sign reliever Venafro

I don’t know why you’d want a guy whose ERA was 7.24 in the second half (2.76 before the break) but I guess he’s cheap. I don’t believe in giving major league contracts to free agent relievers. Did Chris Hammond and Darren Holmes sign major league contracts before last season? By doing this, the Braves lock themselves into Venafro even if he stinks up Orlando. Oh, but he’s a lefty!

(Thanks to Troy.)