Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson has announced that he his seeking a trade after seeing his playing time diminish over the course of the last two years. Chris Johnson spoke to the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday, saying, “I’d be lying if I said I understood it. It just seems like there was a point from the end of last year where, you know, the ship has kind of sailed, and it was just hard. So hopefully something gets done.” Chris is owed $20 million over the next three years of his contract. Chris also told the AJC, “When Freddie went down, I thought maybe there would be an opening and that I would play against lefties and Kelly would play against righties. Then when I saw that Kelly wasn’t playing against righties, and I still wasn’t playing, the frustration kind of boiled over, and kind of got my mind on other things and other places.” After being a breakout star in his first season with the Atlanta Braves, Chris returned to earth these last two years, and his contract leaves much to be desired.
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