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NL East Notes: Braves add Micah Johnson, Phillies can’t avoid arbitration with Cesar Hernandez

The latest from around the National League East.

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The Braves acquired veteran infielder Micah Johnson from the Dodgers in exchange for cash or a player to be named later, the club announced Friday.

Los Angeles designated Johnson for assignment to create a spot the roster for closer Kenley Jansen. Johnson was sent to the Dodgers in the Todd Frazier deal last offseason.

Johnson, 26, appeared in seven games with the Dodgers, hitting .167/.167/.167 without a home run or RBI.

Here is the latest from around the National League East:

  • The Phillies were not able to agree to a new contract with Cesar Hernandez before arbitration, probably because he is worth more than the Phillies wanted to pay.
  • As if the thought of Spring Training starting didn’t excite you enough, Tim Tebow is expected to appear in some major league spring games.
  • Miami is seeking a veteran right-handed hitter, but Chase Utley might be a more reasonable addition.
  • Washington signed Neal Cotts, who could compete for a bullpen spot, to a minor league deal.
  • It’s been a busy offseason for the Braves, who reportedly are still seeking a starting pitcher.