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Atlanta Braves Re-Sign J.C. Boscan, Sign Five Other Guys You've Never Heard Of

The last week has been incredibly slow for Braves news and that will likely continue through the weekend, but the team did add some depth to their organization on Tuesday.

Journeyman catcher J.C. Boscan, who has seen a few innings of works as Atlanta's No. 3 catcher, resigned with the team and will likely handle the catching duties at Triple-A Gwinnett. A first-class teammate, Boscan could see time in Atlanta should David Ross or Brian McCann go down to injury.

Ian Gac -- no, seriously, that's his name -- was signed by the Braves after a strong season in the Carolina League. The first baseman had big numbers in 2011, but he is already 25 years old and has not reached the higher levels of the Minor Leagues thus far.

Josh Wilson was added to the team and he was playing time with the Brewers and Diamondbacks. A light-hitting utility man, he may serve as a 25th man off the bench for the Braves sometime next year should injuries arise.

The club added two outfielders in Luis Durango and Brahiam Maldonado, who will both likely play with the Mississippi Braves should they make the team. Neither projects to be more than a 4th outfielder in the big leagues.

Left-handed pitcher Dusty Hughes is 29 years old and probably has a chance to be a lefty specialist with Atlanta, but he will have to improve greatly after a disastrous year in 2011.

None of these players will have much of an impact on the franchise, but you can never have too much depth. Do not look into these signings for anything more than depth in the organization. 

For more, Talking Chop has a nice breakdown of each player.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.