ajc.com | Braves | Catcher Eddie Perez returning to Braves

Sorry, I was away…

The Braves have apparently brought Eddie back strictly as a backup, two years, $1.325 million. He had a good year last year in Milwaukee, and I thought they might actually trade for him down the stretch but it never happened. Eli Marrero becomes more of a utility player; Scheurholz has been talking about using him at third some although he’s never played the position.

Word is that the Rhodes deal may have fallen through, with him taking a deal to be the closer in Oakland. The A’s did re-sign Ricardo Rincon, another rumored Braves target.