Braves cut Johnson, Janish, Martinez
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and
right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta
Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
Johnson batted .261 with 10 RBIs in 92 at-bats this year, when
he earned $520,500. Janish hit .171 with two RBIs in 41 at-bats and
After pitching in relief on April 3 and 6, Martinez didn’t
appear in another game this season and had shoulder surgery in
July. He had a 7.71 ERA over 2 1-3 innings and earned $749,750.
In addition, Atlanta agreed to one-year contracts with
left-handed reliever Jonny Venters ($1,625,000) and infielder
Ramiro Pena ($700,000). Venters didn’t pitch this year and in May
had elbow-ligament replacement surgery for the second time in his