Johnson and the Braves have agreed to a three-year extension that includes a club option for a fourth year.
He's not exactly lighting it up with the bat right now, batting just .231 with one home run and four RBI, but the Braves do like the defense and the consistency with which he plays every game. Sometimes you sacrifice a bit of offense for some defensive security and peace of mind. Congratulations to the Braves for being sensible here.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett