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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
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba