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 ajc.com.
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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