Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:02:57 -0800
The Atlanta Braves agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with SS Ramiro Pena to avoid arbitration Monday, Dec. 2. They declined to tender contracts to SS Paul Janish, 2B Elliot Johnson and RP Cristhian Martinez, making them free agents.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:22:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is not on the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The roster includes slumping OF B.J. Upton and SP Freddy Garcia. SP Paul Maholm also did not make the roster after going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA on the season. Uggla hit only .122 in 49 at-bats in the season's final month. 2B Elliot Johnson is expected to start at second base in the series.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:51:57 -0700
The Atlanta Braves are reportedly leaning toward leaving 2B Dan Uggla off the playoff roster for the National League Division Series. His .179 batting average was the worst in the league, and he also hit a putrid .157 at home. Uggla was third in the National League in strikeouts (171), beating his previous career high (168). 2B Elliot Johnson started 11 of the team's final 20 games at second base over Uggla, too.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:31:34 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez expects both OF B.J. Upton and 2B Dan Uggla to be on the postseason roster. "Unless something crazy happens, yeah," Gonzalez said. "I think so." Both Upton and Uggla are hitting under .200 and have been benched recently. Uggla could start or back up 2B Elliot Johnson.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:19:34 -0700
The Atlanta Braves placed OF Jason Heyward (jaw) on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured jaw Thursday, Aug. 22, and activated SP Paul Maholm (wrist) from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move. Also, INF Phil Gosselin was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room on the roster for 2B Elliot Johnson.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:37:41 -0700
The Atlanta Braves claimed 2B Elliot Johnson on waivers from the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson could be used to help fill in at the keystone with Dan Uggla (eye surgery) out, but Johnson shouldn't be an option unless you're desperate in an NL-only league. To give you an idea of his offensive struggles, he was hitless in his last 31 at-bats with the Royals.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:07:26 -0700
The Kansas City Royals released 2B Elliot Johnson Monday, Aug. 19.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:07:59 -0700
The Kansas City Royals designated INF Elliot Johnson for assignment on Thursday, Aug. 15. The Royals needed a roster spot for the recently acquired INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio, and they have determined that 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) likely won't require a stint on the disabled list. Johnson is out of options.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:21:24 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (calf) is wearing a walking boot while dealing with tightness in his left calf, but the team said the walking boot is only a precautionary measure to relieve pressure in his calf. He's hitting .293 with four home runs and 13 RBIs since the All-Star break. Manager Ned Yost said it's possible Moustakas will land on the disabled list. SS Elliot Johnson started at third Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson isn't the answer if Moustakas lands on the DL. That's why the Royals traded for infield utility man Emilio Bonifacio Wednesday. Bonifacio's worth will increase in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues if Moose is sidelined longer.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:24:57 -0700
The Kansas City Royals placed 2B Chris Getz (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 1.
Fantasy Tip: A corresponding roster move wasn't announced, but the Royals could elect to bring back Johnny Giavotella to start at the keystone. If they go in another direction, Elliot Johnson and Miguel Tejada could split time at second.