Veal signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Veal appeared in just five games with the Braves in 2015, allowing seven earned runs with three home runs over 4.1 innings of work before ultimately being released from the organization. He'll likely start the year as a reliever at the minor league level.
The Braves officially released pitcher Donnie Veal on Monday, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The Braves designated Veal for assignment last week. He had a 14.54 ERA in 4 1/3 innings this season.
Braves reliever Donnie Veal was designated for assignment Monday. To take his roster spot, reliever Cody Martin was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Veal posted a 14.54 ERA in five relief appearances for Atlanta. Martin is 2-2 with a 4.12 ERA in 17 relief outings for Atlanta this season.
Braves reliever Donnie Veal failed to protect a one-run lead in the seventh inning. Veal allowed an inherited runner to score, tying the game, then gave up two of his own, after allowing a single and home run, sandwiched around a sacrifice bunt. It was Veal's second career blown save. His previous blown save was in 2012, with the White Sox.
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is reportedly going to be activated on Wednesday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The team later confirmed the report. Johnson, who was on the 15-day DL with a hand injury, will be called up a little earlier than expected after the team completed a trade for Alberto Callaspo, leaving a vacant spot on the roster. The team will also call up pitcher Donnie Veal to join the bullpen. Both will be with the team for Wednesday's game. Johnson is hitting .279 with five RBI in 43 at-bats this season. Veal is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 16 innings of work for Triple-A Gwinnett this season.