The Atlanta Braves have selected the contracts of LHP Ryan Buchter and RHP Wirfin Obispo from their Triple A affiliate Gwinnett Braves on Friday afternoon. Both pitchers are playing this winter with Obispo playing in the Dominican Winter League and Buchter pitching in the Mexican Winter League.
Obispo was signed by the Braves to be a minor leaguer as a free agent in April 2013. In 2012 the Cincinnati Reds signed Wirfin out of the Japan Pacific League. The now 29-year-old went 2-4 with a 3.53 ERA for Gwinnett, converting nine of 11 save opportunities in 54 relief appearances. The righty will most likely be invited to the 2014 spring training in hopes to make an opening day roster spot.