After not pitching in almost two years, Ben Sheets signs minor league contract with Atlanta Braves.
By FS WISCONSIN STAFFFS Wisconsin
By ANDREW GRUMAN
Ben Sheets is going to give baseball one more shot.
After not pitching in almost two years, the former Brewers' All-Star has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.
The club announced the signing Sunday after Sheets threw a bullpen session at Turner Field in Atlanta. He will report to Double-A Mississippi and make his first start Wednesday.
Sheets, 33, has not pitched at all since his last major league start, which came July 19, 2010 for Oakland. The right-hander missed the 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
During his eight seasons in Milwaukee, Sheets made four All-Star teams and posted a 86-83 record with a 3.72 ERA.
Following the 2008 season, Sheets went unsigned by teams after he had surgery on his right elbow to repair a torn flexor tendon.
He finally latched on with Oakland prior to the 2010 season and was the Athletics' Opening Day starter, going 4-9 with a 4.53 ERA before needing Tommy John surgery.