Braves sign Laird for two years

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Catcher Gerald Laird signed two-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports.
Laird, 33, batted .282 with two homers in 191 plate appearances with the Detroit Tigers last season, but is a career .244 hitter. He will replace backup catcher David Ross, who signed with the Boston Red Sox.