Oblique injury sends Kelly Johnson to Braves’ disabled list

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Kelly Johnson has surprisingly been one of the Braves’ best hitters after rejoining the team on a minor-league deal, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle.

Johnson hasn’t topped a .725 OPS since 2010, but hit .259 with six homers and an .829 OPS in 28 games for the Braves while seeing time at third base and the outfield corners.

He leads the team in homers and has been batting cleanup, although our own Craig Calcaterra would say that has more to do with the sad state of the Braves’ current roster than anything else.