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23 Chris Johnson 3B
Height/Weight: 6-3/225 | Birthdate: 10/1/1984 | Birthplace: Naples, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: Stetson | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,287,500 | Owned/Started%: 10/4 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Braves plan to use Markakis, Freeman at DH during weekend series


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) The Braves will utilize right fielder Nick Markakis as the designated hitter for Saturday's game at Toronto, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

First baseman Freddie Freeman will DH on Sunday with infielder Chris Johnson playing first base.


Braves using rotation of Callaspo, Johnson, Peterson at 2B and 3B


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) With Chris Johnson, Alberto Callaspo and Jace Peterson all off to promising starts in 2015, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is faced with the dilemma of finding playing time for all three players. Although, it is an issue right now Gonzalez is fine with since all three players are producing.

"It's nice to have flexibility," Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "It keeps everybody engaged and you feel like you have the advantage off the bench. It's a good mixture right now."

Peterson has started five of seven games at second base, Johnson has started three of seven at third base, while Callaspo has started four times at third and once at second base.

"If I play, I'm going to be ready to play," Johnson said. "If not, I'm going to do whatever I can to help the team on the bench or to get ready for a pinch-hit. Right now, we're winning ballgames and I'll never complain being on a winning team."


Chris Johnson goes three for four in Braves win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson went three for four in a 5-3 win over the Mets on Friday. 

Johnson hit two doubles, giving him three for the season. He's hitting .556 on the year. 


Braves 3B Chris Johnson will be back in starting lineup Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson will be back in the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mets, manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Johnson did not start Monday or Wednesday against the Marlins. He started Tuesday, however, going 2 for 5 with one run and two RBI.


Braves 3B Chris Johnson drives in two, strikes out three times


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Although Braves third baseman Chris Johnson sturck out three times in Tuesday's 12-2 win over the Marlins, he drove in two runs on two hits.

Johnson, 30, with a double and a single in five at-bats. His batting average sits at .400 after two games.


Braves 3B Chris Johnson batting seventh Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is in the starting lineup and batting seventh in Tuesday's matchup against the Marlins.

Johnson wasn't in the lineup on Opening Day, as Alberto Callaspo drew the start against righty Henderson Alvarez. The Marlins are sending another righty, Mat Latos, to the mound Tuesday. Johnson hit just .231/.256/.314 in 468 at-bats against right-handers in 2014.


Braves' Chris Johnson to start final two games of Marlins series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson wasn't in the starting lineup Monday against the Marlins, but he will be in the lineup the next two games, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said he just wanted to get Alberto Callaspo a start on Opening Day, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Braves' Chris Johnson, Kelly Johnson OK after struck by pitches


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Braves infielders Chris Johnson and Kelly Johnson both said they were OK after being hit by pitches Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Chris Johnson was struck on the hand and had it wrapped as he left the ballpark Wednesday. Kelly Johnson was sore after being hit on the back of his right arm.


Braves third baseman Chris Johnson making adjustments at the plate


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson needed to make some slight adjustments to his swing at the plate to get things on the right track, reports MLB.com. Johnson, who struggled early in camp with a 4 for 30 stretch, has now hit two home runs in the last four days.

"It was not easy during the first couple weeks of games," said Johnson. "I struggled, and it was hard for me mentally. I'm a results-oriented kind of guy. So, it was tough for me. Being able to stick with it and then see results is a lot of fun."

After he realized he needed to lower his hands at the plate, Johnson improved his reaction time and is able to pull the ball better.

"Pulling the ball is good for me because the book on me is to pitch me [inside] and not allow me to go to right field," Johnson said. "The new approach and [placement of my hands] is allowing me to get [opposing pitchers] out of there. Then when they go [outside], I'll be able to do what I want to do."


Braves 3B Chris Johnson goes hitless in return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson went 0 for 3 in his return to action Wednesday. The infielder has been sidelined since March 5 while recovering from wrist soreness.

Chris Johnson to return to Braves' lineup on Wednesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Braves infielder Chris Johnson is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

Johnson has missed four straight games with a sore left wrist.  


Braves' Chris Johnson expected to return Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is expected to be back in the lineup Tuesday after missing the last three days with a sore left wrist, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Johnson's wrist stiffened during extra batting practice Sunday but the issue shouldn't keep him sidelined any longer. He has done extensive work in the cage this spring after adjusting his stance at the suggestion of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer.


Braves' Chris Johnson out for a few games with wrist injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson didn't make the trip to Port St. Lucie on Saturday, according to a report by MLB.com's Mark Bowman

Johnson has a sore left wrist. He hopes to be able to return to the lineup within a few days. 


Braves 3B Chris Johnson to play at 1B when Freeman needs rest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday third baseman Chris Johnson would move over to first base during the regular season on the days he wants to rest first baseman Freddie Freeman, particularly against a tough left-handed pitcher.

“Chris Johnson will be that guy, and you’re going to see him play some first base in spring training,” Gonzalez said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He took some ground balls there the last couple of years, and ended up moving over there in that one game (last season) where Freddie got thrown out. I’m not going to carry a guy (just to) be a backup (to Freeman).

“CJ can do it. And depending on the makeup of the club, Kelly Johnson is a guy who can do it, too. But he’s (another left-handed) hitter, so if you want to give Freeman a day off against a tough left-hander you don’t want to run Kelly Johnson in there. You could run CJ in there and utilize him that way.”


Braves 3B Chris Johnson trying to revert to 2013 approach at plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) After competing for an NL batting title in 2013, Braves third baseman Chris Johnson could never settle into an offensive rhythm and struggled offensively for most of the 2014 season.

"I think I just tried to do too much [last year]," Johnson said, per MLB.com. "I think I was really worried about forcing my numbers back to where they were in 2013. Right now, I'm just focused on the process. I'm focused on getting my swing right, getting my path right and working on this new approach that [Braves hitting coach Kevin] Seitzer has us working on right now."

Johnson said he is on the same page with Seitzer about what they want to accomplish in 2015.

"It's a simple approach," Johnson said. "He likes to stay up the middle, stay the other way and take what the pitcher gives you. When you get two strikes, he just wants you to battle your butt off. I'm pretty excited. It's definitely an approach that I like. When I had those good numbers in 2013, I had that approach. I think I realized last year, I should be what I was in 2013 and not anything more."


Braves' Fredi Gonzalez begins to ponder options at cleanup spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is leaning toward batting Jonny Gomes or Chris Johnson cleanup against left-handed starters, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He might even move Freddie Freeman to fourth against right-handed starters, but Gonzalez is not sure yet if that will happen.

Justin Upton, who was traded to San Diego in the offseason, started a team-high 120 games as the Braves' cleanup hitter in 2014. Johnson made 17 starts in the cleanup spot last season.

As a team, the Braves hit .255 with a .444 slugging percentage, .763 OPS, 25 home runs, 37 doubles and a team-best 102 RBI out of the fourth spot in the lineup last season.


Giants' bid to acquire Justin Upton and Chris Johnson is dead


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/9/2014) The Giants won't be acquiring Braves outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson in a deal for prospects, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Those talks are "a week old" and the deal is "not happening," Heyman reported.

USA Today reported the Braves were skeptical the Giants could supply the necessary prospects to make a deal possible.


Braves' Chris Johnson could be in platoon at 3B next season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) The Braves would like to add a left-handed hitter this offseason that they can possibly platoon with third baseman Chris Johnson, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Johnson hit .263 in 2014, but he hit .395 against lefties and just .231 against righties.

Chris Johnson back in starting lineup Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Phillies, after sitting out Thursday with a back issue. The Braves slotted Johnson seventh in the batting order against Jerome Williams.

Johnson has six hits, including two doubles over his last 18 at-bats. He is hitting .265 with nine homers and 56 RBI over 570 at-bats this season.


Chris Johnson a no-go for Braves against Pirates


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) A back strain that knocked Braves third baseman Chris Johnson out of the game Wednesday has him sidelined Thursday with Pittsburgh in town.

Johnson is 9 for 26 in his last eight games, but has not driven in a run since Sept. 9.


Chris Johnson doubles twice Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Braves infielder Chris Johnson doubled twice Wednesday against the Pirates.

In the second, he belted a double to lead off the inning. He would come around to score later in the frame. He would double again in the fourth inning, but was unable to score. Johnson finished 2 for 3, with one run scored. 


Chris Johnson exits game with strained back


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was removed from Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to a lower back strain, the team announced.

Johnson went 2 for 3 with two double and two runs scored before leaving the game. He has hit .265/.295/.360 with nine home runs and 56 RBI in 570 at-bats.


Chris Johnson set to sit Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Slumping Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is set to ride the pine Wednesday night against the Mets. Phil Gosselin is starting at that spot instead.

Johnson has just five hits in his last 30 at-bats to weaken his stat line on the year to .271/.296/.375. He has 17 walks and 136 strikeouts in 499 at-bats.


Chris Johnson hits eighth home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Braves infielder Chris Johnson hit his eighth home run Thursday against the Marlins.

Johnson struck in his first at-bat. In the second inning, he hit a 93 mph fastball from Henderson Alvarez out to left for a two-run shot. Johnson finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Chris Johnson doubles home run total over weekend


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) After homering twice Saturday against the Cubs, Braves third baseman Chris Johnson homered again during a 10-7 win Sunday. In his last two games, he is batting .556 (5 for 9) with three home runs, five runs and seven RBI.

Johnson had all of three home runs in his first 90 games before he doubled his home run total over the weekend. Though, Johnson has been a steady offensive contributor since early June. He is batting .313 with 22 RBI in his last 37 games.

It's not surprising Johnson has performed well over the last few weeks since the highest batting averages of his career have come in June (.305) and July (.318). He's a pretty good second-half performer as well, posting a .298 average, .463 slugging percentage and .797 OPS in his career after the All-Star break. Last season, Johnson hit .311 with six home runs, 14 doubles and 37 RBI in 64 games in the second half.