Jul 22, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Reed Johnson (7) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Atlanta Braves won 2-1. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Reed Johnson may be running out of time to participate in the playoffs


Former Chicago Cubs and current Atlanta Braves outfielder Reed Johnson hopes to return later this month, but realizes his chance to participate in the playoffs.

Johnson has been out for a month with left Achilles tendinitis and is said to be making slow progress.

“It’s really frustrating. It’s at that time of the year where I feel like I want to be a part of this. Definitely want to get myself some at-bats before we move into the playoffs. But at the same time, if I continue to do the same things that I’ve been doing in the past, as far as like irritating it every other day and testing it every day, I feel like I’m going to do that for four weeks and be watching the playoffs from home.” Reed Johnson to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Johnson hasn’t always been that power hitting right handed batter for teams he played with. But he has displayed some power here and there. His ability to cover the outfield is amazing and is in my opinion and underrated outfielder.

He was one of my favorites when he was a member of the Chicago Cubs.

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