Braves Sign Veteran Right-hander Tavarez

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have signed right-handed reliever Julian Tavarez, who will join his third team of the season.

Tavarez, who signed a deal through the remainder of the season, is expected to join the Braves for Tuesday night's game at Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old Tavarez began the season with the Boston Red Sox. He was released on May 22 and signed with Milwaukee on May 27. He was 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA in a combined 20 innings with the two teams.

Tavarez refused a minor league assignment with Milwaukee on June 25.

Tavarez has an 84-72 career record with 22 saves and a 4.46 ERA.

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