Braves sign Aaron Harang to major league deal


The Atlanta Braves have signed Aaron Harang to a major league contract.

Harang, 35, was released on Monday by the Cleveland Indians after he failed to win a rotation spot with them this spring. The Braves have a thin rotation to start the season with both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy out for the season needing Tommy John surgery while Mike Minor is running behind.

The right handed Harang will assume a rotation spot that appeared headed to Freddy Garcia when the spring started but instead the Braves released the veteran hurler today.

Once the Braves have Minor return it would appear that Harang could stay around with in a relief role.

Last season Harang posted a 5.40 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 113/40 K/BB over 143 1/3 innings last season split between the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets.

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