The Braves have released veteran reliever Jason Frasor, who was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 4 with a right shoulder strain. Frasor had performed well before going down. He finished his stint with 6 1/3 scoreless innings and 1.29 ERA on the year with Kansas City and Atlanta.
Braves reliever Jason Frasor was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a right shoulder strain. The right-hander has allowed three hits and three walks in 4 2/3 scoreless innings since joining the Atlanta bullpen in mid-July. He also has two holds and four strikeouts.
The Braves signed pitcher Jason Frasor to a major league contract Friday, the team announced. The deal will keep Frasor in Atlanta for the remainder of the season. Frasor has a 1.54 ERA over 23 1/3 innings, but he has walked 15 batters.
The Braves have reportedly agreed to a deal with right-handed reliever Jason Frasor, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Frasor was designated for assignment by the Royals on July 6 and was subsequently released last week. The 37-year-old veteran had been pitching well for the Royals, striking out 6.9 batters per-nine innings and posting a 1.54 ERA in 26 relief appearances. The Braves meanwhile enter the second half of the season with the second-highest bullpen ERA in the National League at 4.40. They also just lost closer Jason Grilli for the season with a ruptured Achilles, so their need for a late-inning arm is apparent. The Mariners and the Red Sox also had reported interest in the right-hander's services, but Frasor has wound up with the Braves.
The Red Sox are considering adding recently released reliever Jason Frasor to their battered bullpen, according to a report from WEEI.com. Frasor was designated for assignment by the Royals despite a 1.54 ERA in 26 games this season. He spent the first nine years of his career with the Blue Jays, meaning the Red Sox are familiar with his stuff. Boston's bullpen currently ranks No. 23 in the majors.