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Braves add Yolmer Sanchez, Carl Edwards Jr., and Jesse Biddle on minor league deals

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The Braves brought back a couple familiar faces on minor league deals.

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Now that spring training is over, we are bound to see teams across the league picking through the clearance bin of players that did not make major league rosters. This is an annual tradition that has paid dividends for the Braves in the past. However, these sorts of early season transactions in search of value resulted in Robbie Erlin getting multiple starts for the Braves in 2020. So, you know....pros and cons.

For the Braves, they decided to bolster the minor league ranks of the their bullpen and they did so today with some familiar faces.

Carl Edwards Jr. was just with the Braves this spring before hitting free agency because he did not make the major league club. It seems clear that after looking around for a major league deal, he wasn’t successful and came back to the Braves in the hopes that he could eventually play his way back to the majors.

Jesse Biddle also played for the Braves during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The results during 2018 were at times uneven but otherwise okay. 2019...well things went off the rails a bit. Since then, he has seen time with Seattle, Texas, and Cincinnati with less than stellar results.

Finally, Yolmer Sanchez is the new addition to the organization as a infielder after spending the last seven years with the White Sox. He is an excellent defender largely and won a Gold Glove in 2019, but doesn’t have much of an offensive profile.