The Braves and infielder Scott Spezio have agreed to a minor league deal, according to MLB.com. Spezio, who was released by the Cardinals for alcohol related problems, will report to Triple-A within the next week or so. It was important to the Braves that he was in shape to play, but also that he had made steps to put his troubled past behind him: "We had a good feeling after the meeting that he had taken responsibility for what had happened over this last year," Wren said. "He has been in a [substance-abuse] program, and I think there has been a change in personality and attitude. He was sincerely sorry with everything that has happened, and I think he's committed to making amends and making a change." I think this is a good signing for the Braves who add a veteran hitter who can play several positions. Nothing has been guaranteed to him, so let's if he can really make it back.