JUST SIGNED: Another Braves reliever signs major league deal with Mets…

Michael Tonkin signs major league deal with Mets

REPORT: Mets SIGN Reliever Michael Tonkin (New York Mets News) - YouTube

Another ex Braves reliever finds a new home.

One of the more unheralded players on the 2023 Atlanta Braves has found himself a new home. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports Michael Tonkin has signed a major league deal with the New York Mets.

One of the more shocking stats from last year’s team is Michael Tonkin ended the year with the fourth most innings pitched on the team. On the entire team. Michael Tonkin pitched the fourth most innings on a 104-win team. Baseball never ceases to amaze.

Tonkin finished last year with a 4.28 ERA and a 4.43 FIP after joining the team on a minor league deal last winter and ended up playing a fairly large role as the main bulk guy out of the bullpen.

Tonkin was swept up in significant 40-man turnover earlier this winter and was non-tendered by the Braves in the process, sending him to the open market where the Mets scooped him up. Full terms of the deal are not yet known.

Read More: Rangers sign former Braves relief pitcher Yates.

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to sign former Atlanta Braves reliever Kirby Yates, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

No contract terms have been announced yet.

Yates, 36, revitalized his career with the Braves in 2023, pitching in 61 games with a 3.28 earned runs average over 60.1 innings with 80 strikeouts.

The veteran finished ninth in National League Cy Young voting in 2019 with the San Diego Padres, when he finished with a 1.19 ERA in 60 games.

An injury early in the 2020 season robbed him of two years – including 2021, when he was signed with the Toronto Blue Jays.

In 361 career MLB games played, Yates has an ERA of 3.53 with 486 strikeouts in 349.2 innings pitched.

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