Former Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ken Giles has signed a a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves, as per Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

Giles’ deal with the Braves includes an MLB spring training invite. If Giles makes the team to start the season, he can make $1.75 million.

Giles made his MLB debut with the Phillies in 2014. He recorded a 1.18 ERA across 44 games pitched. Giles finished fourth in National League Rookie of the Year voting.

On December 12, 2015, the Phillies traded Giles to the Houston Astros. In 2017, he 34 saves and the Astros won the 2017 World Series for their first championship.

The 33 year-old Giles has also pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners. The last two seasons, he has pitched in the Minor Leagues for the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.

Former Phillies relief pitcher Ken Giles. Photo courtesy of Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


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