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Braves release RHPs Carpenter, Kelly, reassign 5 players

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released right-handed pitchers David Carpenter and Ryan Kelly.

The team made the announcement Saturday.

Carpenter was a key reliever on the Braves' 2013 NL East-winning team, going 4-1 with a 1.78 ERA, though he gave up a homer to Juan Uribe that clinched the NL Division series for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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After struggling last season for the Yankees and Nationals, Carpenter returned to Atlanta. But the 30-year-old was cut after pitching one scoreless inning in spring training.

The 27-year-old Kelly pitched in 17 games for the Braves last season, posting a 7.02 ERA.

The Braves also reassigned five players to their minor league camp: outfielders Braxton Davidson and Matt Tuiasosopo, as well as catchers Matt Kennelly, Joe Odom and Braeden Schlehuber.