The Braves have re-signed three of their own minor league free agents, pitchers Daniel Curtis and Jason Richardson and catcher J.C. Boscan.
Curtis, a 25-year-old right-hander, spent most of the 2004 season with the Greenville Braves in AA. He went 7-3 with a 3.12 ERA in 33 games (including 6 starts). Curtis allowed 90 hits in 95.1 innings, 33 earned runs, 35 walks, and 88 strikeouts. He also got two starts at AAA Richmond, going 0-1 with an ERA of 5.40. He allowed 8 hits, 5 walks, and had 8 strikeouts in 8.1 innings of work.
A 17th round draft choice in the 1998 draft, Curtis has spent seven years in the Braves farm system.
Richardson was signed by the Braves last summer and placed on the Myrtle Beach roster. He went 0-4 with 2 saves and a 4.45 ERA in 14 games. Richardson also pitched in 4 games in AA Greenville and had a 7.20 ERA.
Boscan just completed his 8th season in the Braves system, after signing with the organization in July of 1996. He spent most of the season in AA Greenville, and hit .221 with 1 home run and 15 RBI. Boscan made four errors in 50 games at catcher. Then late in the season he was promoted to AAA Richmond where he hit .311 in 61 at bats. Boscan was very close to Braves right-handed prospect Jose Capellan, and many of the Braves coaches credited Boscan with help in Capellan's development.
The Braves are expected to announce additional minor league signings next week.
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