Braves 2B Johnson agrees to new contract

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 1:12 PM
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves agreed Wednesday on a $2.825 million, one-year contract with second baseman Kelly Johnson, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.

Johnson, who made $430,000 last season, was asking for a salary of $3.3 million in arbitration. The Braves countered with an offer of $2.35 million. The two sides split the difference right down the middle to avoid a scheduled hearing Thursday.

Last season, Johnson hit .287 with 12 homers, 69 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. He turns 27 on Sunday.

The signing of Johnson left outfielder Jeff Francoeur as the only unsigned player in Braves camp. He was scheduled for an arbitration hearing Friday, seeking a salary of $3.95 million. The Braves have offered $2.8 million.

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illini 02/18/09 - 04:28 pm
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I thought it was going to be

I thought it was going to be Randy Johnson. This is a let down.

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