The Royals released Johnson in order to make room for newly acquired utility man Emilio Bonifacio who was picked up from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Johnson is hitting .179/.218/.241 over 79 games this season and has 14 stolen bases on 14 attempts. He plays short stop and second base and is a switch hitter. The infielder has a career batting line of .212/.267/.313 with 12 home runs and 59 RBI’s.
The Kansas City Royals acquired Elliot Johnson from the Tampa Bay Rays as a player to be named on December 9th, 2012 which landed them James Shield and Wade Davis in a four prospect package that included outfielder Wil Myers.
The Atlanta Braves need help in their infield after Dan Uggla had eye surgery and Tyler Pastornicky went down with a season ending knee injury which required surgery. He could see some playing time at both shortstop and second base.