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Braves sign Nick Masset; option Cody Martin to Gwinnett

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The Braves moved swiftly in an attempt to upgrade the bullpen, signing veteran right-hander Nick Masset for the remainder of the 2015 season.

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The Atlanta Braves have had some upheaval in their bullpen this season, and on Tuesday, that movement continued with the signing of 33-year-old Nick Masset.

Masset was last seen as a member of the Miami Marlins, making eight appearances (9.2 innings) and compiling a 1.86 ERA with six strikeouts against just one walk. The right-hander was designated for assignment by the Marlins in a move to clear space for Henderson Alvarez (prior to his return against Atlanta), and the Braves pounced on his services. For his career, Masset boasts a 3.97 ERA in 387.2 innings, and he has also appeared with the Rangers, Reds and Rockies.

Of course, there was a corresponding move.

The 25-year-old Martin began his career in Atlanta in electric fashion, but has since cooled to the point where he has allowed earned runs in three consecutive outings (5 ER in 3 IP). Martin will continue to be an option moving forward, whereas the team needed an additional 40-man spot and chose to part ways with John Cornely to clear that room.