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Sep 9, 2016; Kelly Johnson (55) hits a RBI double at Turner Field. Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2016; Kelly Johnson (55) hits a RBI double at Turner Field. Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves are interested in signing free-agent infielder Kelly Johnsonaccording to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Johnson signed with the Braves as a free agent prior to each of the past two seasons and was traded to the Mets both years.

In 2015, the Mets acquired Johnson and Juan Uribe for minor leaguers John Gant and Robert Whalen. Last season, they acquired Johnson in return for RHP prospect Akeel Morris.

In 131 games with the Mets during that time, Johnson, 34, hit .260 with a .319 OBP, 14 home runs, 14 doubles, 25 stolen bases and 37 RBIs, while playing all four infield positions and left field.

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While the Mets have reportedly been trying to shop one of their outfielders for a relief pitcher, here's what the rest of the NL East has been doing at MLB's Winter Meetings...

Washington Nationals

The Nationals could be looking to make two blockbuster trades -- targeting White Sox ace Chris Sale and Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchenfor whom they might be willing to part with several top prospects, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

However, Washington could end up passing on a trade and, instead, go after free-agent outfielders Dexter FowlerIan DesmondCarlos Gomez and closer Mark Melancon...

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Matthew Cerrone
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Left-handed batters are hitting .196 against Mets right-handed reliever Addison Reed. They're batting .381 against left-handed reliever Josh Smoker. Yet, last night in the eighth inning, with the Mets up 3-2, Terry Collins pulled Reed in favor of Smoker to face the left-handed hitting Freddie Freeman.

Tags: Addison Reed, Atlanta Braves, James Loney, Jeurys Familia, Josh Smoker
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The Mets (80-71) look to get back in the win column and take the final game of their series with the Braves (60-91) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m, which you can watch on SNY or follow online



Bartolo Colon (14-7, 3.14 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will face off against RHP Ryan Weber (1-1, 5.46 ERA) of the Braves.

Colon pitched well his last time out, limiting the Twins to just three hits over seven innings of work. The right-hander has had a strong September, pitching to the tune of 2-0 record with a 1.42 ERA. Did give up three runs over six innings on Sept. 10 in Atlanta. 

Weber is making just his second start of this season and seventh of his career. In his one start this year, he allowed five runs over three innings against the Nationals. In two innings of relief against the Mets on April 23, he allowed six hits and three runs. 

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Eric Campbell hits a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the eighth with two outs against Atlanta on Tuesday.

In the eighth inning of the New York Mets' 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves, manager Terry Collins pinch hit for Jay Bruce, who was the game-tying run, with Eric Campbell.

Bruce, who was 0 for 3 in the game, is hitless in his last 13 at-bats and is 3 for his last 38. He is hitting .176 since the Mets acquired him at the trade deadline.

"I always think I'm the best choice ... but he's the manager and I respect his decision," Bruce said after the game. "I don't deserve any explanation from the manager."

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Eric Campbell, Michael Conforto
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The New York Mets (80-70) continue their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (59-91) at Citi Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m., which you can follow online here



RHP Robert Gsellman (2-1, 3.08 ERA) starts for the Mets, while RHP Julio Teheran (5-10, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for the Braves.

Gsellman looked strong in his last start, throwing 5.2 scoreless innings while allowing five hits and one walk. Gsellman has allowed one earned run or fewer in two of his four career starts, and has only surrendered one home run in his 26.1 innings in the majors.

Teheran struggled in his last outing, giving up five earned runs on six hits in 5.1 innings against the Marlins. In his last two starts, Teheran has allowed a total of six earned runs in the sixth inning, increasing his sixth inning ERA to 5.49.

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is taken out in the in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is taken out in the in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since June 27, in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

"It's a disappointment," Syndergaard (13-9), who threw 99 pitches, said, according to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin. "I didn't go out there and get my job done."

Manager Terry Collins said earlier on Monday that Syndergaard is in line to start a potential wild card game, and reiterated his confidence in the 24-year-old starter after Syndergaard didn't make it out of the fourth inning.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Noah Syndergaard, Rene Rivera
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The New York Mets (80-69) begin a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (58-91) at Citi Field on Monday at 7:10 p.m., which you can follow online here



RHP Noah Syndergaard (13-8, 2.43 ERA) starts for the Mets, while RHP Aaron Blair (0-6, 8.23 ERA) takes the mound for the Braves.

Syndergaard was masterful in his last start, surrendering one earned run on four hits while striking out 10 in seven innings. Syndergaard has given up two earned runs or less in each of his last six starts, allowing a total of six earned runs in that 39.2 inning span.

Tonight will be Blair's first start since Aug. 28 and only his second start since June 24. Blair has completed six innings in only two of his 12 starts this season, and has allowed 11 home runs in 54.2 innings.

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Seth Lugo gets another start against the Eagles today. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Seth Lugo gets another start against the Eagles today. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Mets play the final game of their final series at Turner Field when they take on the Braves at 1:35 p.m. ET, which you can watch on SNY or follow online here...


RHP Seth Lugo (3-2, 2.38 ERA) starts for the Mets against Williams Perez (2-2, 5.47).

Lugo is 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in four starts since joining the rotation by default. He is looking to build off a victory against Washington a week ago in which the right-hander gave up just one run on six hits over seven innings.

Perez lasted just 2 1/3 innings on Tuesday at Washington while giving up eight hits and six runs in his first start since straining his right rotator cuff in early June. Perez was 7-6 with a 4.78 ERA last year as a rookie. He pitched four times against the Mets, going 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA.

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The Mets play the second game of their final series at Turner Field when they take on the Braves at 7:10 p.m. ET, which you can watch on WPIX or follow online here...


RHP Bartolo Colon (13-7, 3.22 ERA) starts for the Mets against RHP John Gant (1-3, 4.70 ERA).

Colon tossed six scoreless innings and allowed five hits in his last start. He is 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA (11 earned runs/44.0 innings pitched) in his last seven starts, during which the Mets are 5-2. He is 8-4 with a 3.02 ERA (28 earned runs/83.1 innings pitched) in 15 games (14 starts) on the road this season.

Gant was acquired from the Mets in last summer's deal that brought Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe to the Mets. In his last start against the Phillies, he pitched five innings and let up three runs and five hits.

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New York Mets LHP Antonio Bastardo (Benny Sieu/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets LHP Antonio Bastardo (Benny Sieu/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets LHP Antonio Bastardo was charged with three earned runs in the eighth inning Sunday without recording an out in a 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

Bastardo has given up 14 runs over his last 13 appearances, and his ERA has risen more than three runs since May 14, when it was 2.16.

"Physically, everything is OK, I'm just having some trouble with my fastball command and just locating my pitches," he said after Sunday's game. "I need to make some mechanical adjustments."

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Jun 23, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
Jun 23, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

New York Mets RHP Matt Harvey allowed two runs and eight hits, struck out two batters and threw 91 pitches in six innings, recording a no-decision in a 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

"It was definitely a struggle," Harvey said after the game. "I went back to not feeling as great as I did in a couple of starts before this. ... It was a struggle, but when I needed to make a pitch, I was able to do that."

Harvey had a 6.08 ERA after his first 10 starts of the season, after which he allowed just two runs in 20 innings over his next three starts.

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Terry Collins, Addison Reed, Michael Conforto, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard speak following the Mets' 4-3 loss to the Braves.

Reliever Addison Reed surrendered a go-ahead two-run home run to Atlanta's Adonis Garcia in the eighth inning as the New York Mets lost to the Braves, 4-3, on the road Thursday night.

Reed had not allowed a run in 16 appearances from early May to early June. Since, he has allowed six runs and eight hits in his last six innings of work, raising his ERA from 1.63 to to 2.70 in fewer than two weeks.

"I've gone through way worse stretches than this," Reed said after the game. "This is part of the game. You can't be perfect, so I'll forget about it and be ready to go tomorrow."

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Jacob deGrom lost his third straight start after he allowed three runs and five hits in six innings against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Citi Field.

"I'm more frustrated with myself about today," deGrom (3-4) said. "I didn't put us in a very good position to win. I want to go deeper in ballgames, and it doesn't help when you are [around] 100 pitches after six innings."

Since winning his first three starts of the season, deGrom is winless in his last nine starts, having gone 0-4 with a 3.58 ERA. DeGrom has only allowed more than three runs just once this season, but New York's offense has scored two runs in his last four starts combined.

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Jacob deGrom will try to win for the first time in nine starts Sunday and help the Mets avoid a sweep by the Braves.
Jacob deGrom will try to win for the first time in nine starts Sunday and help the Mets avoid a sweep by the Braves.

The Mets try to avoid being swept at home by the Braves when they wrap up their three-game series Sunday at 1:10 p.m..

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Braves Mets
Mallex Smith, LF Curtis Granderson, RF
Ender Inciarte, CF Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Freddie Freeman, 1B Yoenis Cespedes, CF
Nick Markakis, RF Neil Walker, 2B
Tyler Flowers, C James Loney, 1B
Jace Peterson, 2B Wilmer Flores, 3B
Chase d'Arnaud, 3B Michael Conforto, LF
Erick Aybar, SS Kevin Plawecki, C
Julio Teheran, RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP

When and Where: 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field on WPIX-TV Ch. 11 


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (3-3, 2.82) is 0-3 in his past eight starts despite a 3.47 ERA. He is pitching on Father's Day as a father for the first time.


Who's Pitching for the Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (2-7, 2.93) has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last 11 starts, a stretch in which he is 2-5 with a 2.13 ERA.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Steven Matz

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. (Benny Sieu)
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. (Benny Sieu)

The Mets and Braves continue their three-game series from Citi Field on Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

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Mets Braves
Curtis Granderson, RF Chase d'Arnaud, 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Ender Inciarte, CF
Yoenis Cespedes, CF Freddie Freeman, 1B
Neil Walker, 2B Jeff Francoeur, LF
Michael Conforto, LF Nick Markakis, RF
Wilmer Flores, 3B Tyler Flowers, C
James Loney, 1B Brandon Snyder, 3B
Rene Rivera, C Erick Aybar, SS
Steven Matz, LHP Aaron Blair, RHP

When and Where: From Citi Field at 8:15 p.m. ET. 


Who's Pitching for the Mets: LHP Steven Matz (7-3, 2.71 ERA) with his seven wins, he is tied for the major league lead for wins by a rookie. Has a 3-1 record and 3.21 ERA in his starts at Citi Field this season. Has beaten the Braves twice this season, allowing a combined two runs over those two starts. 


Who's Pitching for the Braves: RHP Aaron Blair (0-4, 7.59 ERA) allowed six runs on four hits in his last outing against the Reds. Has lasted at least six innings in a start just once this season. Was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Mets on April 24. 

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Steven Matz

Atlanta Braves RHP Matt Wisler tossed eight scoreless innings for a 3-0 win against the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night.

"I know where they are, and I know they're struggling as a team, but the kid pitched pretty good tonight, and you're going to run into that," said Terry Collins, whose team did not get a hit until the fifth inning.

The Mets managed just one hit in the game, an Asdrubal Cabrera single. 

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New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a three run home run during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)
New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a three run home run during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)

The Mets make their first trip to Atlanta on Friday night for the beginning of a three-game series, starting at 7:35 p.m.

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Mets Braves
Curtis Granderson, RF Nick Markakis, RF
David Wright, 3B Daniel Castro, 2B
Michael Conforto, LF Freddie Freeman, 1B
Yoenis Cespedes, CF Adonis Garcia, 3B
Lucas Duda, 1B A.J. Pierzynski, C
Neil Walker, 2B Kelly Johnson, LF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Erick Aybar, SS
Travis d'Arnaud, C Mallex Smith, CF
Matt Harvey, RHP Bud Norris, RHP

When and Where: 7:35 p.m. ET on SNY from Turner Field.

Who's Pitching for the Braves: RHP Bud Norris (1-2, 6.23). Walker is hitting .391 against Norris in his career, with a double and a home run over 23 at bats. Cespedes has also taken Norris deep.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) delivers in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard)
New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) delivers in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard)

The Mets head to Atlanta for a three-game series on Friday night to finish out their road trip. They will return home on Monday for a series against the Reds.

Pitching matchup against the Braves:

  • Friday, 7:35 p.m. on SNY: RHP Matt Harvey (0-3, 5.71) vs. RHP Bud Norris (1-2, 6.23)
  • Saturday, 7:10 p.m.: LHP Steven Matz (1-1, 7.27) vs. RHP Jhoulys Chacin (0-0, 2.38)
  • Sunday, 1:35 p.m.: RHP Jacob deGrom (1-0, 1.50) vs. TBD

Weather for the series should be fine on Saturday and Sunday, but Friday night could see a lot of rain and thunderstorms. The temperature should be in the low 60s for night games and may touch 80 degrees for the afternoon affair.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the game at CenturyLink Sports Complex. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the game at CenturyLink Sports Complex. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees face the Atlanta Braves on the road Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Yankees Braves
Brett Gardner, LF Michael Bourn, CF
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Nick Markakis, RF
Aaron Hicks, CF Freddie Freeman, 1B
Dustin Ackley, 1B A.J. Pierzynski, C
Austin Romine, DH Tyler Moore, LF
Carlos Corporan, C Kelly Johnson, 2B
Pete Kozma, SS Rio Ruiz, 3B
Cesar Puello, RF Jace Peterson, SS
Donovan Solano, 2B Julio Teheran, P

When and where: 1:05 p.m. at Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Ivan Nova starts for the Yankees.

Who's pitching for the Braves: RHP Julio Teheran starts for Atlanta.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Atlanta Braves

New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is checked out by a team trainer and manager Joe Girardi during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is checked out by a team trainer and manager Joe Girardi during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

X-rays and a CT scan on New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury's right wrist came back negative after he left Saturday's game in the fifth inning once he was hit by a pitch.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

Michael Pineda threw four innings of one-run ball as the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, in a Grapefruit League game on Saturday.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda
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New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey talks with Mets catcher Johnny Monell during spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey talks with Mets catcher Johnny Monell during spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)

Matt Harvey and the New York Mets face Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves in their seventh spring training game this year on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m.

Mets Braves
Roger Bernadina, RF Ender Inciarte, CF
Ruben Tejada, SS Erick Aybar, SS
Michael Conforto, LF Freddie Freeman, 1B
Wilmer Flores, 3B Nick Markakis, RF
Johnny Monell, C Adonis Garcia, 3B
Eric Campbell, 1B A.J. Pierzynski, C
Juan Lagares, CF Nick Swisher, DH
Marc Krauss, DH Daniel Castro, 2B
Dilson Herrera, 2B Mallex Smith, LF

When and where: 1:05 p.m. at Champion Stadium in Disney, Florida.


Who's pitching for the Mets: Matt Harvey will make his spring training debut, and RHP Rafael Montero, LHP Dario Alvarez and RHP Zack Thornton are also expected to pitch.


Who's pitching for the Braves: Matt Wisler will pitch for Atlanta.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Matt Harvey

Second baseman Kelly Johnson (55) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)
Second baseman Kelly Johnson (55) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)

Kelly Johnson has signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, according to Mark Bowman (Jan. 6).

Johnson's deal is reportedly for $2 million (Jan. 6), with another $1.25 million in incentives (Jan. 6).

Johnson came to the Mets, with Juan Uribe, from the Braves in a July 24 trade that sent minor leaguers John Gant and Robert Whalen to Atlanta.

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Center fielder Cameron Maybin (25) throws the ball to the infield (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Center fielder Cameron Maybin (25) throws the ball to the infield (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

The Detroit Tigers have acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for left-handers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier.

The 28-year-old Maybin returns to the organization that drafted him. The Tigers took Maybin in the first round in 2005, and he made his major league debut for Detroit in 2007 before being traded to the Marlins as a key prospect in the deal that brought Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers.

Maybin hit .267 with 10 homers, 59 RBIs and 23 steals for the Braves this year.

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