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MLB Rumor Central: Braves interested in Kelly Johnson encore?

Kelly Johnson tied for the major league lead with four pinch-hit homers last season. Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves may be open to another reunion with utility man Kelly Johnson.

Rumor CentralJon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweets the Braves are among the teams interested in Johnson, who is still looking for a major league contract.

Johnson, who turns 35 on Wednesday, already has three separate stints with the Braves and has signed free-agent deals with Atlanta each of the past two years. The Texas native was traded to the New York Mets each of the past two summers.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last month that the Braves might add a bench player, and one of the possibilities was Johnson.

Johnson posted a combined .247/.306/.391 slash line in 131 games last season and tied for the major league lead with four pinch-hit homers.

-- Doug Mittler