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Braves Sign Daniel Rodriguez From Mexican League

The Braves picked up LHP Daniel Rodriguez.

ATLANTA - JULY 5: Members of the Atlanta Braves celebrate after the game against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field on July 5, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - JULY 5: Members of the Atlanta Braves celebrate after the game against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field on July 5, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Braves have signed LHP Daniel Rodriguez from the Mexican League. Rodriguez is in Atlanta to get a physical, and then throw a bullpen session, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien.

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Once Rodriguez gets a visa, he is going to be sent to pitch for Triple-A Gwinnett.

Earlier in the day, the Braves optioned Cory Gearrin to triple-A in order to make room for pitcher Tommy Hanson, who is making his return to Atlanta's rotation on Friday night.

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