Source: George Sherrill to join Braves

Updated: December 8, 2010, 5:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Reliever George Sherrill agreed to a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Atlanta Braves, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Wednesday. The deal is pending a physical, which will take place within the next 48 hours.

The contract also includes $200,000 in incentives.

Sherrill, 33, is coming off the worst year of his seven-year career. He had a 6.69 ERA in 36.1 innings over 65 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He has a career ERA of 3.76.

Sherrill could battle for the Braves' closer role that opened when Billy Wagner retired after last season.