• Stewart agrees to $575,000, 1-year deal with Braves

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Catcher Chris Stewart has agreed to $575,000, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.

    The 35-year-old hit .183 in 51 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. He is a seven-year major league veteran.

    Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos announced the roster addition after the Braves' first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers.

    "This is a depth move, an insurance move," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Wednesday before the first spring training workout

    Stewart will back up catchers Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki.

    "He's on a big league, non-guaranteed deal," Anthopoulos said. "We'll see how he looks in camp. If something happens in the next six weeks, it gives us another option."

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