Ryan Howard Signs Minor League Deal With Braves

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ryan Howard has finally found a new team.

Related: Ryan Howard To Open New Training Center In Philly

The Atlanta Braves have signed the former Phillies first baseman to a minor league deal, the team announced on Thursday.

MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, who reports Howard’s deal is worth $700,000, sees him potentially serving as a bat off the bench off the bench for the Braves.

Howard will go to extended Spring Training and then will join their Triple-A affiliate.

Howard, 37, was a 2001 fifth-round pick of the Phillies, making his MLB debut in 2004. Howard is a three-time all-star first baseman, two-time home run champion, the 2006 NL MVP, and a World Series champion.

Related: Watch Ryan Howard ‘Prepare For Another Season’

Last year, in his last season with the Phillies, Howard hit .196 with 25 homers, 59 RBI’s, and 114 strikeouts.


One Comment

  1. Robert Mills says:

    Good luck Ryan. Thanks for your time with the Phillies.

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