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06:44 AM ET 11.05 | In the midst of the discussion surrounding Atlanta Braves to give Brian McCann a qualifying offer, Brian McCann's impending exile and the interest surrounding Tim Hudson in free agency, the Atlanta Braves made an actual procedural move. Atlanta has declined the $1.6 million option on outfielder Reed Johnson's contract. In 2013, Reed Johnson was reduced to being a "bit player" in Atlanta with the arrival of BJ Upton and Justin Upton to fill full-time outfield spots, and the use of catcher Evan Gattis in the outfield. With that and some injury issues, Johnson only managed to get to the plate 136 times in 74 games and the results weren't outstanding.

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November 5, 2013  08:09 AM ET

The guy must feel pretty crushed about being pushed out by BJ Upton.

November 5, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Johnson has been a bench player for most of his career. Why would that change now?

November 5, 2013  11:39 AM ET

^^^
THIS

November 5, 2013  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

^^^THIS

when is time to move,,,,,,

 
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