The Atlanta Braves announced they have signed right-handed pitchers Penn Murfee and Jackson Stephens to one-year, non-guaranteed split contracts for the upcoming 2024 season.
The Braves confirmed the signings Wendesday night.
The #Braves today signed RHP Penn Murfee and RHP Jackson Stephens to one-year, non-guaranteed split contracts for the 2024 season.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 30, 2023
The story was originally reported by ESPN reporter Jeff Passan, who stated that the Braves claimed Murfee off waivers on November 14th, then non-tendered him three days later.
Right-handed reliever Penn Murfee and the Atlanta Braves are in agreement on a major league deal, sources tell ESPN. It’s been quite a two weeks for Murfee. Braves claimed him off waivers Nov. 14, then non-tendered him three days later. He rejoins one of the game’s best bullpens.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 30, 2023
The Braves are in the process of firming up their pitching lineup after a hugely successful regular offseason that led to an early exit from postseason play after a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series.