Desperate for healthy arms help after a sudden spate of pitching injuries, the Braves signed Ervin Santana to a 1-year, $14 million contract Wednesday morning, a quick (and expensive) move club officials felt they had no choice but to make. Atlanta saw two of its top three starters go down earlier this week. Kris Medlen suffered ligament damage in his right elbow, which already was repaired via Tommy John surgery three years ago. Brandon Beachy also left a Grapefruit League start with elbow soreness, though the right-hander is hopeful it’s nothing serious.
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