Braves sign veteran right-hander Roark to minor league deal


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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have signed veteran right-hander Tanner Roark to a minor league deal.

The 34-year-old Roark was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on April 30. He posted a 6.43 ERA in three games, including one start. He was 2-3 with a 6.80 ERA in 11 starts for Toronto in 2020.

Roark is 76-68 with a 3.85 ERA in nine seasons, including six with Washington. He has won at least 10 games in four seasons. He was 16-10 for the Nationals in 2016.

The Braves also recalled right-hander Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett for Tuesday night’s start against Toronto.

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