The Braves bring back an old friend, add vet reliever


The Braves made a couple minor league transactions today that could have an effect on the major league team in a matter of weeks.

First things first, the Braves brought back Lane Adams, who was playing in AAA for the Cubs organization before being released. Adams got just 11 hits in 81 at-bats for the Iowa Cubs, but that is obviously a small sample size. Adams has shown promise in his brief stints with the Braves and offers much more upside than the recently departed Peter Bourjos who was on and off the roster. Adams is quality organizational depth at worst, and it is nice to see him back with the team.

The Braves added a solid veteran to the organization as well in Fernando Salas. Salas was released by the Diamondbacks five days ago after posting a 4.50 ERA in 41 appearances. His ERA had also been inflated by a brief stretch of bad outings. He may not be a gamechanger, but Salas could provide an upgrade over the production they have been getting from the likes of Peter Moylan or Sam Freeman this season. He is not the answer, but adding Salas on board with no risk is a start to bolstering the bullpen unit. Do not expect him to stay in Gwinnett for long.

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