The left-handed swingman struggled with the Rangers earlier this season, going 0-5 with a 7.12 ERA (6.10 FIP) in 43 innings. He made 17 appearances, including seven starts, and posted a troubling 28 to 20 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Texas released him.
The 29-year-old is the second relief pitcher in as many days to sign a Major League deal with the Braves, with the first being Jason Frasor. While this could just be a coincidence, or even just depth, trades could possibly be brewing within the Atlanta organization.
Following Jason Grilli's season ending injury, Atlanta has needed more depth in their bullpen. This season, the group has the second-highest ERA in the big leagues and the eighth-highest xFIP. They hope Detwiler--and Frasor--can help provide solid innings.