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Johnson Coming To New York To Start

A versatile outfielder who can play all three outfield spots, Ben Johnson was traded to the Mets on Wednesday. While he served as more of a reserve outfielder with the Padres, Johnson told that he is settting his sights on one of the starting corner outfield spots with the Mets.

"For the most part, it kind of came as a surprise," Ben Johnson said of being traded to the Mets. "It didn't come really as a shock because I've been traded before. For the most part I'm happy with it. Hopefully I'll get an opportunity to go to New York and show them that I can play ball." "I guess at this point right now I want the opportunity more [to play in the big leagues] than where...