ATLANTA (AP) — Relief pitcher Shane Greene has signed a $1.5 million, one-year contract to rejoin the Atlanta Braves.
The deal includes a prorated salary. Greene missed the first 38 days of the season, so he will receive about $1.19 million.
Greene agreed to be optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett and will need time to get ready before returns to the majors.
The right-hander went 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings last season.
Greene was used primarily as a setup man for closer Mark Melacon last season and will fill the same role behind Will Smith this year.