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

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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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