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Peter Moylan to be a player-coach in the Braves minor league system

New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA - AUGUST 31: Pitcher Peter Moylan #58 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Turner Field on August 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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We noted that Peter Moylan signed with the Braves the other day. But he’s not just pitching and trying to eventually make the team. Rather:

After talking to his wife and agent, Moylan confirmed that he would be crazy not to accept the Braves’ offer to spend this season as a player-coach for Rookie Level Danville and then potentially come to big league camp as one of Atlanta’s non-roster invitees next year.

Not a bad deal for a guy who is coming off his second Tommy John surgery and who could’ve reasonably expected that no one would have a place for him at all. Now he has time to rehab with no pressure on him to immediately perform. He has a plan for at least a year and, even better, it’s a plan with an organization he likes a lot. Moylan:

“The Braves have always been kind of like that ex-girlfriend that you always think about,” Moylan said. “I’d always check the Braves’ results and hope that they were doing well. But I can do it for real now and not have to hide it.”

“If you see her, say hello, she might be in Tangier. She left here last early spring, is livin’ there I hear . . . “