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StatsLLC: Jan 22 / 12:00a ET
News: Johnson and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract.
Impact: The 33-year-old Johnson will attend big league spring training as a non-roster invitee and compete for a roster spot as a utility player. Johnson made his major league debut as a left fielder with Atlanta in 2005. He took over as the team's starting second baseman in 2007 and remained with the Braves through the 2009 season. Johnson played with the New York Yankees, Boston and Baltimore in 2014 and hit .215 with seven homers and 27 RBIs.
Rotowire: Jan 21 / 2:13p ET
News: Johnson agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Johnson spent 2014 with three different AL East clubs, splitting major league time with the Red Sox, Yankees, and Orioles and finishing with a .215/.296/.362 line in 106 games. Given the 32-year-old's struggles at the major league level over the past few seasons -- he hasn't hit above .235 since 2010 -- he could begin the season in the minors. He will, however, get a chance to crack the big league roster in the spring.