“Pablo has done it,” manager Brian Snitker said. “The way he’s come in, the professionalism, what he adds in the clubhouse, the presence he has, the respect he has from everybody, and the fact he can still hit. He’s what you’re looking for. He’s a guy who can sit around and stay ready.”
In other moves, the Braves designated outfielder Phillip Ervin for assignment. They also released veteran infielder Jason Kipnis, another accomplished non-roster invitee who spent the spring trying to win over the club.