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Former Braves, Yankees farmhand Cody Johnson joins Revolution

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With the June 1 deadline approaching when all Atlantic League active rosters must be limited to 25 for the remainder of the season, the Revolution pushed their roster to the pre-June 1 max of 27 today with the addition of Cody Johnson.

Johnson, an outfielder who has primarily played left, began this season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees Triple-A) where he played in 18 games.   He spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons at Double-A Trenton and A-Advanced Tampa, also in the Yankees organization.  He was originally drafted by the Braves in the first round of the 2006 draft, the 24th overall pick.  Johnson played in that organization 2006 through 2010 ascending as high as Double-A Mississippi before joining the Yankees.

This is Johnson’s eighth professional season, and he’s accumulated 132 career professional home runs upon signing with York.  In 2008 at Class A Rome he launched 26 home runs with a career-high 89 RBI, and followed that with a career-high 32 homers with 84 RBI the following year at A-Advanced Myrtle Beach.

With six outfielders now on the roster and the 25-man deadline looming, expect more roster moves in the coming days.  At least for now, the Revolution’s injury and depth issues are solved.

-Paul Braverman


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