Carpenter, Lavarnway agree to minor league deals with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander David Carpenter has agreed to a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.

The 30-yearold spent the 2013-14 seasons in Atlanta's bullpen, going 4-1 with a 1.78 ERA in his first season, and had a 4.01 ERA in 30 appearances this year with the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals.

Atlanta said Tuesday it also had agreed to minor league deal with right-handers Chris Volstad and Madison Younginer; catchers Willians Astudillo, Matt Kennelly, Ryan Lavarnway and Braeden Schlehuber; infielders Reid Brignac and Chase d'Arnaud; and outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo.

Volstad's last full season in the majors was with the Chicago Cubs in 2012.

Lavarnway played for Atlanta and Baltimore this year, and he hit .227 in 27 games with the Braves.

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