The Atlanta Braves are reportedly interested in bringing back relief pitcher Chad Durbin for the 2013 season, according to a tweet by David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last season, Durbin made appearances in 76 games. While pitching for the Braves, he pitched 61 innings, allowing 52 hits, 21 earned runs and nine home runs while recording 49 strikeouts and walking 28 batters.
Durbin is a 12-year veteran of the big leagues, playing for six different teams. Along with two separate stints with the Cleveland Indians, he also played for the Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies before he was acquired by the Atlanta Braves last season. Over his career, he's 42-47 with a career ERA of 4.95.
The Atlanta Braves begin their spring training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with pitchers and catchers reporting Feb. 11. All other players will report to spring training on Feb. 14.