ATLANTA -- Looking to add to their bullpen depth, the Braves on Thursday announced the signing of right-hander Michael Kohn to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training.
Kohn now finds himself with his third organization since the end of August. The 28-year-old reliever was designated for assignment by the Angels on Sept. 2 and signed by the Rays on Oct. 16. His affiliation with Tampa Bay proved to be brief, as he was again designated for assignment and granted free-agent status in November.
The Braves see some potential in Kohn, who posted a 3.74 ERA in a career-high 63 appearances for the Angels in 2013 but couldn't build on that success. He produced a 3.04 ERA in 25 appearances for the Angels through the first two months of this past season, but a high walk rate (20 in 23 2/3 innings) led him to spend the remainder of the season in the Minors. He posted a 4.76 ERA over 33 appearances for Triple-A Salt Lake.
A South Carolina native, Kohn was intrigued by the opportunity to come to Spring Training and earn a roster spot with the Braves, the team he followed throughout his youth.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.