Braves claim lefty reliever off waivers from Mets

The Braves’ ongoing search for left-handed relief help from any corner led them to claim Dario Alvarez off waivers from the New York Mets on Wednesday. He’s been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Alvarez, 27, had a 9.98 ERA in 17 appearances at Triple-A Las Vegas this season, with eight strikeouts and six walks in 9 1/3 innings. He had 10 major league appearances for the Mets over the 2014 and 2015 seasons, posting a combined 12.60 ERA with three strikeouts, one walk and three home runs allowed in five innings.

He was claimed off waivers after the Mets designated him for assignment Monday to open a spot on their 40-man roster for the addition of utility man Ty Kelly after Lucas Duda went on the disabled list.