The Rome Braves announce that coach Jose Yepez has been named as bullpen catcher for the Atlanta Braves and has joined the team in Pittsburgh.  Yepez was in his first season with Rome.    A 14 year veteran of professional baseball and a native of Caroa, Venezuela, Yepez has played for the Toronto, Seattle, and Atlanta organizations.

The Rome Braves return home to State Mutual Stadium tomorrow at 7 p.m. to begin a short four game home stand with the Augusta GreenJackets.