Wes Helms signs with Braves

Updated: August 17, 2011, 7:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are bringing back infielder Wes Helms, signing him to a minor league deal less than a week after he was released by the Florida Marlins.

The Braves said Wednesday that Helms will report to Triple-A Gwinnett this weekend and likely join the Braves when the rosters are expanded Sept. 1 to provide another right-handed bat off the bench.

The Marlins released Helms last Saturday. He was hitting just .191 with six RBIs.

The 35-year-old is returning to his original team, playing with the Braves from 1998-2002.

Also, Atlanta activated right-hander Jair Jurrjens from the disabled list to start against the San Francisco Giants. Right-hander Randall Delgado, who pitched six hitless innings Tuesday, was optioned to Gwinnett.


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