Relief pitcher Carl Edwards: The 29-year-old right-hander had a 2.81 ERA and 12.27 strikeouts per nine innings across 131 appearances out of the Cubs’ bullpen in the 2017-18 seasons. But shoulder and forearm injuries limited him to 22 appearances with the Cubs and San Diego Padres in 2019 and to five games with the Seattle Mariners last season. He’ll battle for a berth in the Braves’ bullpen.
Relief pitcher Nate Jones: He was a productive reliever for the Chicago White Sox early in his career, pitching in 65 or more games in each of three seasons (2012, 2013 and 2016). A string of injuries has derailed him, and he had a 6.27 ERA in 21 appearances with the Cincinnati Reds last season (although he had 23 strikeouts in 18-2/3 innings). The right-hander, now 35, has a career 3.31 ERA and will compete for a bullpen spot.
The Braves’ pitchers and catchers will have their first workout of spring training Thursday in North Port, Fla. The first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 23.