The Braves have signed 37-year old righty starter/reliever Elmer Dessens to a contract for the remainder of the season. Dessens was pitching in Mexico this season. He has pitched in 20 games (19 starts) for Mexico City and he was 10-2 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Dessens has now pitched in 356 games (140 starts) in his major league career and he is 48-61 with 5 saves, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. The Braves will likely use Dessens out of the bullpen to finish the season but he could start if they need him to.