Braves add reliever Torres on Minors deal

Righty posted 3.59 ERA over past 3 seasons with Mets

Braves add reliever Torres on Minors deal

ATLANTA -- Add Carlos Torres to the list of veteran relievers who will come to Spring Training as non-roster invitees aiming to earn a spot in the Braves bullpen.

Torres signed a Minor League contract and received an invitation to be a part of the Braves' big league camp. The 33-year-old right-hander could find a spot in Atlanta bullpen as a long reliever.

The Braves became quite familiar with Torres over the past three seasons, as he produced a 3.59 ERA while making 165 appearances for the Mets. He posted a 1.53 ERA over the 35 1/3 innings he completed against Atlanta during this span.

After posting a 3.06 ERA while making a career-high 73 appearances (97 innings) in 2014, Torres spent most of last summer producing similar results. He had a 3.66 ERA through his first 52 appearances. But he allowed at least three earned runs over three of his next four outings and finished with a 4.68 ERA over 59 appearances (57 2/3 innings).

David Carpenter, Alexi Ogando, and left-hander Alex Torres are among the other veteran relievers who will come to camp with the Braves as non-roster invitees.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.