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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%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Chris Johnson replaces Juan Uribe in Braves' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) With the Braves putting the finishing touches on a trade that will send third baseman Juan Uribe to the Mets, the team needed to make an adjustment to Friday's lineup. 

Uribe was scratched from the Braves lineup. Chris Johnson replaces him at third base, getting his third start at the hot corner in the last 27 games. 


Uribe, Maybin among Braves players still available in trade


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) The Braves remain sellers despite having a decent first half, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Atlanta enters the second half with a 42-47 record and seven games out of first place in the NL East.

Juan UribeCameron MaybinJim Johnson and Chris Johnson remain available in trades, according to Heyman.


Braves willing to pay down Chris Johnson's contract in a trade


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) The Braves have tried to trade third baseman Chris Johnson and have offered to substantially pay down his contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Atlanta signed Johnson to a three-year, $23.5 million contract extension in May 2014. He is under contract through 2017 and has a $10 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2018.

Johnson is batting .233 with one home run, four doubles and seven RBI in 29 games. He has been supplanted at third base since Juan Uribe arrived in a trade with the Dodgers. 


Chris Johnson gets rare start for Braves, Juan Uribe sits


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Chris Johnson is in the Braves starting lineup for Saturday's game, getting his second start at third base in the last seven games. 

Juan Uribe, who has five starts in the last seven, is out of the lineup. 


Braves 3B Chris Johnson cracks first home run of 2015


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson got the scoring started on Saturday against the Pirates. Johnson launched a solo home run, his first of the season, in the second inning to give the Braves an early 1-0 lead. They would go on to win 5-4 in walk-off fashion.

The home run was Johnson's only hit of the game. He has had limited playing time this season, partly due to injuries. In seven games since returning from the disabled list on May 27, Johnson has just four hits in 17 at-bats.


Freddie Freeman out of Braves lineup for second time this year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is not in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game.

It's just the second time this season that Freeman has been rested and the first since April 19.

Chris Johnson will play first for the second time this year. He'll bat sixth in the lineup. 


Braves activate Chris Johnson, call up Donnie Veal


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is reportedly going to be activated on Wednesday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The team later confirmed the report.

Johnson, who was on the 15-day DL with a hand injury, will be called up a little earlier than expected after the team completed a trade for Alberto Callaspo, leaving a vacant spot on the roster. The team will also call up pitcher Donnie Veal to join the bullpen. Both will be with the team for Wednesday's game.

Johnson is hitting .279 with five RBI in 43 at-bats this season. Veal is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 16 innings of work for Triple-A Gwinnett this season.


Braves 3B Chris Johnson (hand) plays in rehab game Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson went 0 for 1 during a rehab assignment for the team's Triple-A affiliate Monday.

The game was suspended in the second inning due to rain. Johnson has not played since April 30 because of a hand injury, which landed him on the 15-day disabled list.


Braves infielder Chris Johnson could be back before Thursday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Braves infielder Chris Johnson is beginning his rehab assignmnent on Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett and could rejoin the team on Thursday, manager Fredi Gonzalez said per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Johnson, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a hand injury, may even be able to join the team earlier in the week if all goes well in Gwinnett on Monday. Johnson has been out since April 30 with the injury and is hitting .279 with five RBI in 43 at-bats on the season.


Braves' Chris Johnson ready for Triple-A rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is ready to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday after experiencing no lingering pain in his injured hand following Sunday's batting practice session, MLB.com reports.

"It felt awesome," Johnson said Sunday. "It's fun to be back with the team, back on the big-league field taking BP."

Johnson fractured his hand on a headfirst slide into second base on April 30. He'll play three games with Gwinett before joining the Braves for a series in San Francisco on Thursday.

"I'm going to play [Monday] in Gwinnett and we'll go from there," Johnson said. "I've been missing the guys, missing the games. Staying in the hotel down in Orlando, it's hard because I only get the games on TV. ... It's going to be a lot of fun today to hang out and watch the game, and just be a part of the team."

Johnson has hit .279/.347/.372 with five RBI in 43 at-bats.


Braves 3B Chris Johnson eyeing return next Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson, who has been on the disabled list with a hand injury, could rejoin his teammates as early as next Thursday in San Francisco, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Johnson has been sidelined for just over three weeks after sustaining a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand. He is slated for five at-bats in an extended spring training game Friday before taking batting practice Saturday and Sunday with the Braves.

When he returns, he will do so on a 6-for-31 slide that lowered his batting average from .500 to .279.


Braves 3B Chris Johnson (hand) nearing return


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) The Braves could have third baseman Chris Johnson back in the lineup as early as Monday when their road trip begins in Los Angeles, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Johnson has not played since April 30 after suffering a hand injury, which was suppose to keep him out for three-to-six weeks. He has recently been cleared for more extensive activities.


Braves to continue platoon approach at third base


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Though Chris Johnson is out for three-to-six weeks following a hand injury, the Braves aren't planning to change up their strategy at third base, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For the season, manager Fredi Gonzalez has been rotating Johnson and Alberto Callaspo based on matchups on a game-to-game basis. With Johnson out, Gonzalez said he's not going to make Callaspo the lone third baseman. 

The Braves figure to use Phil Gosselin in the third base mix, as well as some potential minor-league additions, Gonzalez said. 

Gonzalez is high on Gosselin's potential as a major-leaguer. 

“I think he’s a major league player,” Gonzalez said. “He can play multiple positions, he can pinch hit. He’s a very valuable piece in the National League team. He can play third, second, short. You can even run him in the outfield like we did in spring training.”


Braves 3B Chris Johnson sans cast in rehabbing fracture


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Braves injured third baseman Chris Johnson, who is on the disabled list with a left hand fracture, was not placed in a cast, per MLB.com. He is wearing a splint.

"It's just something old," Johnson said. "I don't know when it happened. I'm just a tough dude."

The medical staff will re-evaluate Johnson in two weeks.

"I'm down for a couple weeks and then I'm going to be reevaluated," Johnson said.

Johnson was in a slump before sustaining he injury Thursday. He had seven hits in 34 at-bats after a 5-for-9 run to open the year.


Braves 3B Chris Johnson (hand) heads to disabled list


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The Braves announced that they have placed third baseman Chris Johnson on the disabled list with a left hand fracture. 

Johnson was forced to exit Thursday night's 5-1 loss to the Reds after sustaining the injury. 

Johnson went 0 for 1 with a walk Thursday night. 


Hand injury forces Braves' Chris Johnson from game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson came out of Thursday's game against the Reds due to a hand injury, the team announced.

Johnson went 0 for 1 with a walk and was caught stealing in Thursday's game. He was removed in the fifth inning and will be further evaluated Friday. Johnson has hit .279/.347/.372 with five RBI in 43 at-bats.


Braves start Chris Johnson at third over Alberto Callaspo


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson will start Tuesday's game against the Mets, over Alberto Callaspo. Johnson will hit fifth in the order.

With Tuesday's game, Johnson and Callaspo each have made six starts at third base this season. Neither player has started more than two games in a row. Johnson is hitting .320 with three RBI. 

The Braves are +135 underdogs at the Mets. 


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.