Braves Trade Kelly Johnson to the Mets
NEW YORK (AP) – Kelly Johnson is back with the New York Mets.
The Mets acquired the utilityman from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for right-hander Akeel Morris.
As part of the deal, the Braves will pay the Mets $450,000 on Aug. 1 to cover part of the $1,267,760 remaining of Johnson’s $2 million salary.
The 34-year-old was hitting .215 (26 for 121) with six doubles, one homer and 10 RBIs this season, starting 23 games at second, four in left and one at first. He was in his third stint with the Braves, who traded him to the Mets last July 24.
New York has been seeking to bolster its roster following injuries to third baseman David Wright and first baseman Lucas Duda.
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