3. Mike Minor
Another former Atlanta Brave that perfectly fits what the Braves are looking for. Minor had a tough road since leaving the Braves and finally worked his way back last season for the Royals. Minor showed great value out of the bullpen and would provide the Braves a back end of the bullpen arm.
Minor last pitched for the Braves in 2014 and didn’t play again in the Major Leagues until this past season for the Royals. He had a 2.55 ERA in 65 games out of the bullpen. He had nine chances at saves and came through in six of them showing a possible closing ability.
Adding Minor to the team would again be the same strategy that the Braves have employed for the last three seasons adding former Braves who are veterans and could contribute or be traded if the season were to turn south.
Minor’s injury concerns should be a bit of a red flag here but considering that will be the case for every team Minor’s salary will be low in comparison with his production.
Minor is a great fit for a Braves bullpen that has young arms mixed with over the hill veterans. Minor would have a chance as well to close for the Braves with Jim Johnson struggling and the Braves in need of a back of the bullpen arm.