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Reed Johnson running out of time to rejoin Braves

Sep 4, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

Reed Johnson AP

Reed Johnson has been out for more than a month with an Achilles’ tendon injury, but his rehab has stalled and the Braves outfielder may not make it back this season.

Johnson told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the setbacks he’s experienced have been “really frustrating” and he’s worried about “watching the playoffs from home.”

Johnson’s overall numbers are nothing special, but he’s had a ton of success as a pinch-hitter for the past two seasons and gives the Braves a nice bench bat versus left-handed pitching.

  1. NatsLady - Sep 4, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Heck of a fielder, too.

    Watched BJ Upton make a base running mistake and miss a flyball in CF today–also a mental mistake as he expected the LF’er to catch it, the LF’er who is really a catcher. Meant nothing in a game against the Mets, but, in the playoffs….

  2. Eternal Optimist - Sep 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    The most important issue here is the “ex-Cub factor”. A team has to have a certain amount of ex-Cubs in order to advance in the playoffs.

  3. bigcooterb - Sep 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    BJ Upton is the poorest excuse for a ballplayer that the Braves have had in a looong time.

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