Kelly Johnson Non-Tendered; Next Stop Chicago?

Posted: 12th December 2009 by Danny Sisto in MLB
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Originally posted on Kelly Johnson, the versatile 27-year-old, has just been told by Atlanta he will not be tendered a deal for the upcoming season. Not many Brave fans would have expected such a sudden loss of faith in the second baseman after two quality seasons in 2007 and 2008. The young man hit 16 home runs in 2007 while putting up a sterling .375 on-base percentage for the season. Yet in 2009, Johnson battled injuries while also undergoing a season-long slump. He finished this past season batting .224 with a lowly .692 OPS. The Braves feel safe letting go of him because they have the young infielder Martin Prado to replace him. The Cubs come into play predominantly because of their ôblack holeö at second base. Mike Fontenot , Aaron Miles , and Andres Blanco had abs ...

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