Eric Stults signs minor league deal with Braves, Red Sox sign Bryan LaHair

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The Braves have added another option to their rotation for this spring in Eric Stults.

Stults, 35, joins the Braves on a minor league deal after being cut loose by the Padres in November. The veteran left hander made 32 starts for the Padres last season posting a 4.30 ERA.

The Braves rotation was wrecked by injuries last spring seeing both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy undergo Tommy John surgery before the season got underway. The team ended up signing Ervin Santana and Aaron Harang. All four of those players have moved along and the Braves have entered a rebuilding faze.

Stults could win the final spot in the Braves rotation but he is a poor bet to remain there for the full season.

Red Sox sign Bryan LaHair and Felipe Paulino

The Red Sox have signed first baseman Bryan LaHair and pitcher Felipe Paulina to minor league contracts.

Both players appear set to be minor league depth at Triple-A. LaHair was an All-Star back in 2012 before heading to Japan. He spent last season at the Triple-A level with the Indians hitting justĀ .223/.309/.318 with five homers over 111 games.

Paulino dealt with shoulder issues last season after missing all of 2013 with Tommy John surgery.

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