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DieHardColtsfan
07-01-2012, 02:03 PM
Braves Sign Ben Sheets



The Braves announced that they have signed pitcher Ben Sheets to a minor league deal. The right-hander will make his first start on July 4th for the team's Double-A affiliate.

Sheets, 33, will now work his way towards returning to a big league mound for the first time since July 19th, 2010 when he was with the A's. The Louisiana native had a 4.53 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 through 20 starts that season with Oakland before having to undergo flexor tendon surgery.

As MLBTR first reported, Sheets threw for scouts from the Phillies, Braves, Yankees, and Angels two weeks ago. The pitcher apparently wanted to wait until he was 100% before returning to baseball.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

I'm pulling for him. Always was a fan of Sheets. Does Sheets crack ATL's roster before seasons end?

Chucky Woods
07-01-2012, 02:23 PM
WAY too injury prone, and after all these surgeries he'll never be the same Sheets. Best of luck to him though

Angry Norwegian
07-01-2012, 02:57 PM
If there's anyone who can put the Braves on his back, throw 3 perfect games in the World Series, and win the Cy Young in half a season, it's this man.

TAC91
07-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Hell, right now Blaine Boyer could possibly make the team as bad as the Braves starters have been.

BlinkManJan02
07-01-2012, 03:16 PM
I hope he can make it !

SenorGato
07-01-2012, 04:13 PM
Stem cells?

Sheets was my favorite pitcher back when he was healthy, painting 98 on the corners, and showing off that curveball of doom. I hope he went with stem cells.

hagausaf
07-01-2012, 04:25 PM
no risk/potential for a high reward. great signing

kingkenny01
07-01-2012, 04:31 PM
aww sheets he's coming back good luck

Jeffy25
07-01-2012, 06:19 PM
Makes me wonder, is Brandon Wood doing anything?

popo85
07-01-2012, 06:50 PM
Makes me wonder, is Brandon Wood doing anything?

Stinking it up in the PCL with a .258 avg, Angels could of traded him for so many players from 2005-2008:facepalm:

Skeem3227
07-01-2012, 07:02 PM
Makes me wonder, is Brandon Wood doing anything?

I'm guessing you mean Brandon Webb. He was last heard of in February, getting ready to throw for some teams. I imagine it didn't go well, if only because this was noted BEFORE he threw: "The right-hander was struggling to hit 85 mph on the radar gun at last check."

Jeffy25
07-01-2012, 07:08 PM
Stinking it up in the PCL with a .258 avg, Angels could of traded him for so many players from 2005-2008:facepalm:

sorry, meant Webb :)

Wrench
07-01-2012, 07:24 PM
sorry, meant Webb :)

Last I remeber he had a very short stint with the Rangers AA team last season and was terrible.

WOwolfOL
07-01-2012, 10:13 PM
Sheets is a power arm who also has some finesse and knows how to make hitters look ********. I could see him coming back strong.

xxplayerxx23
07-01-2012, 10:53 PM
Wonder what sheets has left

******2017
07-01-2012, 11:48 PM
Glad to hear this news. He was a very good pitcher and could have been really great if he wasn't so often injured. :sigh:

VRP723
07-02-2012, 12:06 AM
We shoulda got him and brought back Sheets-Capuano.

******2017
07-02-2012, 12:07 AM
Capuano is having a great season. Could be an All-Star.

Pinstripe pride
07-02-2012, 10:36 AM
always did like ben sheets. hoepfully he bounces bakc in atlanta

RTL
07-02-2012, 11:13 AM
I think it's a mistake to make him a starter again

******2017
07-02-2012, 11:14 AM
I think it's a mistake to make him a starter again
I never though Capuano would be a starter again and look where he's at now...

RTL
07-02-2012, 11:23 AM
I never though Capuano would be a starter again and look where he's at now...

Capuano was eased back into starting after his 2nd TJ surgery plus that's less surgeries than Sheets has had.

TAC91
07-02-2012, 02:47 PM
I think it's a mistake to make him a starter again

Yeah, it'd probably be a better idea to put him in the bullpen to take some stress off his arm. Still interested to see how he does in the rotation though, that's if he makes it.

Fly
07-02-2012, 02:50 PM
I'm wondering what his timetable will be until he makes it up into the bigs

TAC91
07-10-2012, 05:47 PM
Sheets is getting called up to pitch this upcoming Sunday against the Mets. He could have used another start in AA but oh well. I guess the Braves wanted to hurry up and test him out before the trade deadline hits.

theLgndKllr35
07-10-2012, 11:40 PM
Name rings a bell...

******2017
07-10-2012, 11:41 PM
I hope it works out.