The Atlanta Braves have bolstered their pitching ranks by signing right-hander Reynaldo López to a three-year, $30 million deal. After showcasing a fiery fastball that topped 99 mph as a reliever, the Braves are eyeing López for a potential starting role. With a repertoire that includes a hard slider and change-up, the 29-year-old Dominican is set to be stretched out as a starter in spring training. López, who electrified with a 3.27 ERA and a career-high strikeout rate last season, is eager to contribute to the Braves’ winning culture. His deal, backloaded with options, underlines the Braves’ commitment to a competitive rotation, featuring Max Fried and Charlie Morton, and a potent bullpen, despite being near the luxury tax threshold.