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MLB Trade Rumors: Detroit Made Offer For Reed Johnson Before He Was Sent To Atlanta

The Detroit Tigers have reportedly lost out on outfielder Reed Johnson, as he appears to be on his way to the Atlanta Braves. The Tigers made an offer to Chicago for Johnson on Monday, via ESPN's Bruce Levine, but it was not enough.

Johnson will go to Atlanta along with pitcher Paul Maholm in exchange for Arodys Vizcaino and pitcher Jaye Chapman, via Fox's Ken Rosenthal.

It's unclear what exactly the Tigers offered the Cubs for Johnson, but he would have filled their need for a right-handed bat rather nicely. They were previously linked to Scott Hairston and Carlos Quentin.

Before being traded, Johnson started the Cubs game against Pittsburgh before being pulled in the fifth inning.

Now it's up to Detroit to find another target.

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