Joel Sherman reported Wednesday night that the Braves have signed free agent reliever Michael Kohn to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp.
Kohn is a 28-year-old right-hander who has spent parts of four seasons with the Angels. Last season, Kohn pitched in 25 games out of the bullpen and had an ERA of 3.04. His best season was in 2013, when he had a 3.74 ERA in 63 games, with 52 strikeouts in 53 innings pitched.
Kohn had Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2012 season. He returned in 2013 and did very well.
Last season Kohn also pitched in 33 games in Triple-A Salt Lake. He had a 4.76 ERA and eight saves, with 33 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched.
Kohn will battle for a job in the Atlanta bullpen. Craig Kimbrel will be the closer, with newly signed Jim Johnson expected to be the main setup man. James Russell and Luis Avilan are the two primary left-handers, with David Carpenter, Anthony Varvaro and Arodys Vizcaino also expected to compete for time in the bullpen.
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