Braves activate Kelly Johnson from DL, demote Terdoslavich

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves have activated Kelly Johnson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Joey Terdoslavich to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Johnson is starting in left field and hitting sixth in Wednesday night's game against the San Diego Padres. He has been out since May 14 with a right oblique strain and despite missing 24 games still ranks second on the team with six homers. He is hitting .259 with starts in left field, right field and third base.

Terdoslavich's demotion comes one day after his pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning gave Atlanta the lead in its 6-5 win over the Padres on Tuesday night. It was his first big league homer and it came in only his fourth at-bat of the season.

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