Kelly Johnson returns to the Braves on a one-year deal


Kelly Johnson is returning to his roots once again.

According to a report from’s Mark Bowman, the veteran utility player has agreed to return to the Braves on a one-year deal.

The Braves who originally drafted Johnson in the first-round of the 2000 first-year player draft, brought Johnson back on a one-year contract last season before trading him to the Mets on July 24.

He hit /250/.304/.414 with five home runs and 13 RBI with the Mets in 49 games following the deal, and went 1-for-9 in the postseason as well.

Johnson has played in ten big league seasons with the Braves, Mets, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Yankees, Yankees, Red Sox and Orioles.

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