Braves non-tender Johnson and Church

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As expected, the Braves have non-tendered second baseman Kelly Johnson and outfielder Ryan Church.
Church was designated for assignment earlier this week in order to make
room for newly-acquired right-hander Rafael Soriano on the 40-man
roster.




Johnson batted .224/.303/.389
with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 303 at-bats in ’09, while Church hit
.273/.338/.384 with four home runs and 40 RBI in 359 at-bats between
the Braves and Mets.

Video: Troy Tulowitzki plays along with a photographer who thought he was a pitcher

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Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.

Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:

Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.

Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.