Braves Sign Angel Perdomo, Outright Evan White

The Atlanta Braves have made two roster moves, signing left-hander Angel Perdomo and outrighting first baseman Evan White.


Braves Sign Angel Perdomo

The Atlanta Braves announced that they have signed left-hander Angel Perdomo to a one-year, split Major League contract. Perdomo was claimed off waivers from the Pirates in November but was later non-tendered. He will now return to the Braves' 40-man roster.

Perdomo, who is 29 years old, had a 3.72 ERA in 29 innings for the Pirates in 2023, with an impressive 37.6% strikeout rate and a 9.4% walk rate. Unfortunately, he suffered an elbow injury in August that required Tommy John surgery, which will sideline him for the entire 2024 season. If all goes well with his recovery, the Braves could potentially control a healthy Perdomo from 2025 to 2028.

Outright Evan White

The Braves have also outrighted first baseman Evan White to Triple-A Gwinnett. White was acquired by the Braves as part of a financial arrangement to facilitate a trade for Jarred Kelenic. Due to the remaining $17 million owed to White under his previous contract extension with the Mariners, no team claimed him off waivers.

White, who is 27 years old, was the Mariners' first-round pick in 2017 and was regarded as one of the top prospects in baseball. However, he struggled at the major league level, hitting just .165/.235/.308 in 306 plate appearances from 2020 to 2021. Injuries, including surgeries on his hip and a sports hernia, have also hindered his performance. White will now look to improve his health and performance in Triple-A and potentially earn another opportunity in the future.