The Braves have claimed Dustin Richardson off waivers from the Marlins, reports MLB.com's Christina De Nicola (on Twitter). The lefty reliever had been designated for assignment last week, and he will report to Triple-A. Atlanta had an open 40-man roster spot before making the claim.
Richardson, 27, posted a 3.66 ERA with 9.8 K/9 but 5.6 BB/9 in 32 innings for Florida's Triple-A affiliate this year. Left-handed batters hit .341 with ten walks and ten strikeouts off him in 10 2/3 innings. Florida originally acquired him from the Red Sox for Andrew Miller during the offseason.