The Mets have acquired infielder Kelly Johnson and cash from the Braves for right-hander Akeel Morris, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com. It is the second time Johnson has been traded from Atlanta to New York in the last 11 months.
Johnson, 34, signed with the Braves as a free-agent for the second straight winter and has now been traded to the Mets for the second straight summer. New York is looking for infield depth in the wake of injuries to David Wright and Lucas Duda, and was known to be interested in a reunion with Johnson, who played all four infield positions and both corner outfield spots for them last year.
Johnson hit just .215/.273/.389 with 1 home run for Atlanta in 49 games this season, seeing time at second base, left field and first base. He posted a .250/.304/.414 line with 5 homers in 49 games as a Met last year, and was 1-for-9 in the postseason for the NL Champions.
Morris, 23, has spent the year at Double-A Binghamton and owns a 4.62 ERA in 25.1 relief innings. He made his major-league debut last year for the Mets, allowing 5 earned runs in 0.2 innings. He was ranked by MLB.com as the 16th-best prospect in the Mets' system, and now joins a stable of solid young arms that includes ex-Mets prospects John Gant and Rob Whalen, who were acquired for Johnson and Juan Uribe last July.