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Braves re-sign Peter Moylan to minor-league contract

Jan 17, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

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The Braves non-tendered right-hander Peter Moylan last month, but David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the two sides have agreed to a minor league contract which includes an invitation to spring training.

Moylan would make a $1 million prorated salary for time spent in the majors and could earn more with performance-based incentives.

Moylan was limited to just 13 appearances at the major-league level in 2011 after missing four months due to back surgery and a suffering a right rotator cuff injury which required season-ending surgery last September. Still, the Braves were encouraged enough by his progress to bring him back.

The 33-year-old Aussie has a 2.60 ERA over six seasons in the majors and has made 80 or more relief appearances in a season on three separate occasions.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Ah, Potbellied Prince Lite.

    • jwbiii - Jan 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      He looks pretty svelte here

      http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Truth-Peter-Moylan-s-fianc-e-looks-better-in-a-?urn=mlb-wp8448

  2. Walk - Jan 18, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    I am glad to see he has a chance to make the roster again. He has done a tremendous job with a heavy workload before the injuries struck and became a favorite of mine over that same period. Welcome back.

  3. crash1582 - Jan 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    We have enough rotator cuff issues on this team….

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