Carlyle, 32, made his major league debut in 1999 for the San Diego Padres and most recently for the Braves in 2009. In 104 career games he’s pitched 245.2 innings with a 5.61 ERA. He pitched last season for the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.
This is strictly a move for the minor leagues. He’ll get a chance to pitch in the big league camp in spring, but that’s merely a formality.