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Braves to start Sheets Sunday

7:33 PM, Jul 12, 2012   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Thursday that Ben Sheets will be the starting pitcher for Sunday's home game against the New York Mets.

Sheets, who was signed to a minor league contract on July 1, has not pitched professionally since 2010, when he went 4-9 with a 4.53 earned run average in 20 starts for the Oakland Athletics.

The right-hander, who will turn 34 next Wednesday, made a pair of starts for Double-A Mississippi and went 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA.

A four-time All-Star, Sheets is 90-92 with a 3.79 ERA over nine years with Milwaukee and Oakland.


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