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Braves sign David Hernandez

Philadelphia Phillies v Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 23: David Hernandez #30 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after giving up an RBI double to Melky Cabrera #53 of the Chicago White Sox (not pictured) during the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 23, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

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Bill Whitehead of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Braves have signed reliever David Hernandez to a minor league contract on Sunday. He’ll report to spring training as a non-roster invitee.

Hernandez, who turns 32 years old in May, signed a minor league contract with the Giants in February. He requested and was granted his release on Friday when he learned he wasn’t making the team’s 25-man roster to open the season.

Hernandez pitched for the Phillies last year. He compiled a 3.84 ERA with an 80/32 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings.

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