The Yankees acquired minor-league OF Cody Johnson from the Braves in exchange for cash considerations on Friday. They assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Braves outfielder Cody Johnson was one of the players who didn't survive Atlanta's first round of cuts, according to MLB.com. Johnson, a 21-year-old outfielder who was the Braves first-round selection in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, batted .091 with two runs and four strikeouts in 11 Grapefruit League at-bats. He was among a group of non-roster invitees assigned to minor league camp. Also assigned were pitchers Chris Resop and Erik Cordier, and catchers Braeden Schlehuber and Jesus Sucre. Optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett were pitchers Lee Hyde, Steve Marek, James Parr and Todd Redmond. Optioned to Double-A Mississippi were pitchers Jose Ortegano, Juan Abreu and Kyle Cofield.
The Braves have added the following non-roster spring training invites: infielders Freddie Freeman and Brandon Hicks; catchers Braeden Schlehuber and Jesus Sucre; outfielders Matt Young and Cody Johnson; and pitchers Erik Cordier, Craig Kimbrel and Mike Minor.
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