Jul 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Elliot Johnson (23) at bat during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Claim Elliot Johnson Off Waivers

The Braves have claimed Royals utility man Elliot Johnson off the waiver wire today.
I’m not really sure what the purpose of this move is, but I guess its for depth more than anything. He is a pretty decent fielder at 2B, but I can’t see him being better there than Janish. He can’t hit much at all. He is a career .212/.267/.313/.580 hitter in 704 major league plate appearances between Tampa Bay and Kansas City. Seems like a pretty redundant player to what we have right now in Janish and Gosselin.

Johnson will wear #30 and will join the club tomorrow in St. Louis. I assume that Phillip Gosselin will be sent back down to Gwinnett to make room for Johnson.

This is probably the most unexciting move of all time.

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