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Dodgers News: Micah Johnson Traded to Atlanta

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a trade. But it’s not the one everyone was much anticipating.

The Dodgers traded Micah Johnson to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later or cash considerations, per both organizations.

Johnson was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Kenley Jansen. Johnson appeared in seven games for the Dodgers in 2016. He played in 36 for the Chicago White Sox a year prior.

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The Braves recently signed Sean Rodriguez and also have Jace Peterson, so Johnson will have competition for a roster spot. The team’s top prospect, Ozzie Albies, will also play second base with Dansby Swanson slotted at Albies’ natural position of second.

Despite lacking an obvious option at second, the Dodgers didn’t value Johnson enough to see him as a solution. Los Angeles current starter is Kike Hernandez, but the team is exploring other options.

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Written by Gabe Burns

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