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Chris Johnson | First Baseman | #24

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Stetson
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (0) / HOU
Contract: view contract details
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Chris Johnson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's Grapefruit League showdown with the Rays.
Johnson bopped a two-run home run off Chris Archer with one out in the fourth inning for his lone hit on the evening. The tater was his second of the spring. The Orioles signed him to a minor league contract in mid-February. He spent the 2016 season with the Marlins, when he saw 243 at-bats. In that space, the 32-year-old first baseman slashed a meager .222/.281/.329 with five homers and 24 RBI. There is no fantasy intrigue here. Mar 22 - 8:52 PM

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Chris Johnson left Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins with a right thumb injury.

Sean Coyle pinch-ran for Johnson after he was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning. Johnson's X-rays came back negative but he'll probably need a few days to heal up. He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting.
Mar 2 - 4:24 PM

Orioles signed INF Chris Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The club officially announced the deal Monday morning. Johnson batted just .222/.281/.329 in 113 games last season for the Marlins and will likely be ticketed for Triple-A Norfolk at the end of Orioles camp. His father Ron Johnson is actually the manager of the Norfolk Tides.
Feb 13 - 8:54 AM

Chris Johnson delivered a walk-off ground-rule double in Friday’s 7-6 victory over the Padres.

Johnson wasn’t in the starting lineup, but he came off the bench in the fourth inning and went hitless over his first three at-bats before playing hero in the bottom of the ninth. The 30-year-old was an unlikely candidate, as he’s batting just .230/.288/.347 over 99 games this season. He gets most of his playing time against southpaws, but isn’t even hitting them well.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 12:20:00 AM

Chris Johnson had an RBI double and a solo homer in Monday's win over the Reds.

Johnson's dinger off of Brandon Finnegan in the fourth inning gave the Marlins a lead that they wouldn't relinquish. It was his first longball in nearly a month and only his fifth on the season, as Johnson has provided very little since Justin Bour (ankle) went down.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 11:05:00 PM

Chris Johnson went 2-for-3 and added a home run for the Marlins' only run of the game on Wednesday.

It was only his fifth home run of the season. The veteran has not gotten much playing time this year, largely because he hasn't deserved it. Even after the good game his line reads .244/.292/.350 with 13 runs and 15 RBI in 160 at-bats.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 09:56:00 PM

Chris Johnson clobbered his third home run of the season as part of a seven-run uprising in the seventh inning on Thursday as the Marlins dispatched the Twins 10-3 in Minnesota.

Johnson entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Justin Bour in the seventh inning and made the most of his opportunity with a two-run blast off Taylor Rogers. He finished the night 1-for-2 to raise his season slash to .247/.304/.400 to compliment his three homers and nine RBI.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 01:00:00 AM

Chris Johnson had a two-run homer and an RBI single against the Rays on Thursday.

The homer was his second of the year. Johnson is hitting .226 with six RBI in 61 at-bats while primarily starting against left-handers this year. He needs to pick it up to be of use in that role.
Thu, May 26, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Chris Johnson had an RBI double in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Johnson, getting a start at first base, knocked the run-scoring double -- his first RBI of the season -- in the fourth inning against Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. The 31-year-old is batting just .207/.281/.276 on the year.
Thu, May 5, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Chris Johnson was scratched from the Marlins' lineup Friday with a sore back.

He's considered day-to-day. Johnson could handle first base for the Marlins against left-handers this season.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Chris Johnson singled in the only run of the game as the Marlins beat the Yankees 1-0 on Tuesday.

The Marlins gave Johnson a major league deal in January, but now they say they want to use Justin Bour at first base against lefties, seemingly leaving Johnson with little role on the club. Johnson can pinch-hit, but he's so useless defensively that it'd hardly seem to be worth carrying him if Bour is going to be a full-time player.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Marlins signed INF Chris Johnson to a one-year contract.

The deal was reported on Tuesday and it's now official. The Indians are still paying Johnson, so he'll receive the major league minimum salary from Miami. The 31-year-old batted just .255/.286/.337 with three homers and 18 RBI in 83 games last season and will serve as a backup corner infielder in 2016.
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins are expected to sign free agent infielder Chris Johnson on Tuesday.

Johnson was recently released by the Indians after being designated for assignment. He's still owed $17.5 million over the next two years, so he can be had at the major league minimum. The 31-year-old has enjoyed some success in the past, but he owns an ugly .261/.291/.354 batting line in 236 games over the last two seasons. He's likely to serve as a backup between the corner infield spots.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Indians released 1B/3B Chris Johnson.

The Indians designated Johnson for assignment on December 17, but nobody bit. With his release, he's now a free agent and can be signed by any team for the league minimum. The 31-year-old infielder hit .255/.286/.337 with three homers and 18 RBI in 83 games between the Braves and Indians during the 2015 campaign.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Indians designated 1B/3B Chris Johnson for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for new outfielder Rajai Davis, who was signed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract on Wednesday night. Johnson is still owed $17.5 million, so he is probably going to pass through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old batted just .255/.286/.337 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 83 games this past season between Atlanta and Cleveland.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Jesus Montero
3Chris Johnson
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Robert Andino
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Juan Francisco
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Aneury Tavarez
CF1Adam Jones
2Michael Bourn
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Ubaldo Jimenez
5Wade Miley
6Mike Wright
7Gabriel Ynoa
8Chris Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Oliver Drake
6Donnie Hart
7Tyler Wilson
8Logan Verrett
9Vidal Nuno
10Jayson Aquino
11Richard Bleier
12Nate Adcock