ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have brought back relievers Carl Edwards Jr. and Jesse Biddle and signed former Gold Glove-winning infielder Yolmer Sanchez to minor league contracts.
Edwards, who had success with the Chicago Cubs before injuries derailed his career, was with the Braves in spring training. The 29-year-old right-hander opted out of his minor-league contract after being told he would not be on the opening day roster.
Apparently rebuffed in his bid to return to the majors with another team, Edwards decided to rejoin the Braves and try to work his way back through the minor leagues.
Sanchez won a Gold Glove as a second baseman for the Chicago White Sox in 2019, when he hit .252 with two homers and 43 RBIs in 149 games. But the 28-year-old played only 11 games for the White Sox during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and was cut by two other teams.