The Braves have signed 34-year old righty reliever Buddy Carlyle to a minor league deal. He pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Yankees last year and he was 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. He pitched with the Braves from 2007-09 in which he pitched in 83 games (20 starts) and he was 10-8 with a 5.09 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Carlyle has now pitched in 112 games (27 starts) in his first seven years in the majors and he is 11-12 with a 5.58 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. He is going to have a hard time winning a job in the Braves’ bullpen this spring.