Mets acquire Kelly Johnson in trade with Braves

Wednesday June 8th, 2016

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The New York Mets have acquired utility infielder Kelly Johnson in a trade with the Atlanta Braves, the team announced Wednesday.

In the trade for Johnson, New York dealt minor league pitcher Akeel Morris and an undisclosed amount of money to Atlanta. The Mets previously acquired Johnson last season in a similar move, as he came to the eventual National League champions with Juan Uribe from the Braves at the end of July.

In 49 appearances this season, 34-year-old Johnson is batting .215 with one home run and 10 RBIs. For his 11-year MLB tenure, Johnson has a .250 career batting average with 146 home runs and 526 RBIs.

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The Mets are 31–26 entering Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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