Braves To Sign Miguel Batista

The Braves have agreed to sign Miguel Batista, David Lennon of Newsday reports (on Twitter). The Mets released the 41-year-old right-hander yesterday after designating him for assignment.

Batista posted a 4.82 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 in 46 2/3 innings for the Mets this year, including five starts. Batista joined the Mets last summer on a minor league deal and signed another with the club in January. The 18-year veteran has a 4.49 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in his career.


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82 Comments on "Braves To Sign Miguel Batista"


3 years 1 month ago

From Dempster Diving to Dumpster Diving..

3 years 1 month ago

you should be ashamed to have dan uggla as your name lol

TophersReds
3 years 1 month ago

The Braves sure love these kinds of pitchers.

Brv Rocks
3 years 1 month ago

Frank Wren certainly does. He loves trading away good young relievers and signing garbage “veteran presence” relievers.

3 years 1 month ago

that is why the Braves will fall short again in either missing the postseason or making it, but exiting in the NLDS. Miguel Batista is a mediocre pitcher at best, they will be lucky if they get Grienke from the Brewers.

CowboyJames
3 years 1 month ago

So if the Braves MAKE THE PLAYOFFS but exit in the first round, thats Frank Wren’s fault for signing Miguel Batista on July 27th. Do you hear yourself?

CowboyJames
3 years 1 month ago

Hello? Somebody? Anybody?

CowboyJames
3 years 1 month ago

Honest question, not trying to be a wise guy because I respect you, but, What young relievers has he traded away?

Braves Fan 85
Braves Fan 85
3 years 1 month ago

the only relievers he traded were unproven minor leaguers who had horrible sucxess this year on the big clubs they were traded too and have been either sent down or released

switchhitingjesus
3 years 1 month ago

And later calls the Braves the best team in baseball.

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 1 month ago

All I see is Livan Hernandez.

gregdiehardbravesfan
3 years 1 month ago

hes better than livan but hes still old

PennMariner
3 years 1 month ago

He most certainly is not better than Livan.

Rangers4Life
3 years 1 month ago

Seriously. They get rid of Livan Hernandez and now they pick up Bautista? Why did they let go of Livan in the first place?

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 1 month ago

I wish they picked up Bautista. But unfortunately, we got Batista.

Becky Lee
3 years 1 month ago

lol have fun

Natsfan89
3 years 1 month ago

The Braves pitching woes are solved

gregdiehardbravesfan
3 years 1 month ago

hahaha……chill out

gregdiehardbravesfan
3 years 1 month ago

u just better hope strasburg dont get shut down

Natsfan89
3 years 1 month ago

Why’s that? The Nats still have a better rotation than the Braves even without Strasburg.

vtadave
3 years 1 month ago

True. Edwin Jackson would be the Braves’ #1 starter.

CowboyJames
3 years 1 month ago

Yea really, as if Strasburg shutdown makes the Braves the favorite. I have seen a few of the same people making the same silly comments…thats all im saying about this one. Disclaimer: I am a Braves fan, but my fellow Braves fans are mostly off base and out of touch with reality so I apologize for them. That said, this Braves team is pretty darn good. Wren has done a nice job and continues to do so. Nats are better. That’s not to say the Braves can’t beat them, just that they are better.

3 years 1 month ago

Want to remind us all when the last time the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals won a playoff game?All i have to do is look at their history on baseball reference to have an EXTREMELY good laugh.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 1 month ago

pfffftt who needs Greinke? We got Batista son!!!! Lol, j/k, have fun in AAA we’ll see ya in september.

CowboyJames
3 years 1 month ago

Might as well sign Glavine too…

TylerB526
3 years 1 month ago

Forget about that Dempster guy! Championship right here.

Patrick Tuck
3 years 1 month ago

And there solves the Braves ace problems.

sdsny
3 years 1 month ago

I’d say pitching in a pitcher’s park would help, but he pitched in Citi Field. This has to be a depth move.

CoreyC
3 years 1 month ago

I’m hoping it’s a move to allow Medlen to take JJ’s spot in the rotation.

CowboyJames
3 years 1 month ago

No thats not happening unless more starters go on the DL

Blue387
3 years 1 month ago

How will it cut down the 6 BB/9 rate?

gregdiehardbravesfan
3 years 1 month ago

com on man

CoreyC
3 years 1 month ago

WHY???

gregdiehardbravesfan
3 years 1 month ago

well guys WREN did sign SHEETS so let give him credit cause miguel can threw mid 90’s

sdsny
3 years 1 month ago

Different situation. Batista has been pitching in the big leagues, and not very well. Sheets hadn’t made a start in 2 years, but before his injuries he was a good pitcher.

3 years 1 month ago

Check this guy’s stats…the Braves could use a younger guy in relief who walks a lot of hitters. This guys “whip” is terrible.

3 years 1 month ago

Really…?? That’s what you’ve been working on all week?

3 years 1 month ago

Probably depth in case we can’t sign an ace. Medlen moves back to rotation and Batista becomes the long man/bridge. Smart move. He was free.

3 years 1 month ago

Really? That’s what you’ve been working on this week?

3 years 1 month ago

It’s a minor signing and gives the bullpen depth in September. We’ll see what else Wren’s got. Running out of time.

Hiroo Nishi
3 years 1 month ago

So the Braves solution to landing an ace? Ryan Dempster? Zac Greinke? James Shield? No, it’s Miguel Batista!! All I can do is laugh because its just a name that comes out of nowhere….

CowboyJames
3 years 1 month ago

Geez

3 years 1 month ago

Sandy Alderson’s secret plan revealed! Export elements of the Mets pigpen to division rivals to propel the Mets forward!!!

JaySchu
3 years 1 month ago

I dunno about you, but I think we should see if they’ll take Beato and Rauch off our hands too.