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Atlanta Braves Activate Reed Johnson from Disabled List, Still not 100 Percent

September 11th, 2013 at 7:57 AM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Reed Johnson from the disabled list just before Tuesday's win over the Miami Marlins, but he's still only available in emergency situations.

Johnson, who has been out since July 29, has been hitting and throwing for several weeks, but his Achilles tendinitis has largely prevented him from running until recently. Regardless, he still can't run at 100 percent.

“If I could give it 75 percent down to first base, that’d be plenty right now,” Johnson said on

The Braves would likely use Johnson as a pinch-hitter and then pinch-run for him, which may prove more vital than originally thought if Justin Upton has to miss any time after fouling a ball off his knee Tuesday.

Johnson has hit .263 in 66 games this season but has also hit .355 in 37 pinch-hitting appearances.



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