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Chris Johnson | First Baseman | #12

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 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. Mar 11 - 11:55 AM

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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.
Mar 8 - 5:05 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.
Jan 13 - 10:10 AM

Joe Frisaro of 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.
Jan 12 - 1:36 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

Chris Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

Johnson launched a two-run homer against White Sox closer David Robertson with one out in the ninth inning to draw the Indians to within 4-3. Robertson would record the final two outs without coughing up that advantage. For his part, Johnson is a sweet 21-for-60 with four doubles, a home run and six RBI since joining the Tribe in early August.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Chris Johnson had three hits and two RBI in four at-bats in Sunday's win over the Tigers, the first game of a double-header.

Johnson knotted the game up at 1-1 in the fifth inning with an RBI single. He'd tack on another RBI single in the sixth to push the Indians' lead to 4-2. The first baseman has hit safely in four consecutive games and is currently batting .372 in 43 at-bats since joining the Indians from the Braves in early August.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Indians activated 1B/3B Chris Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

Johnson was sidelined on August 14 due to an infection that stemmed from a spider bite. You can't make this stuff up. Between the Braves and Indians this season, he was hitting .259/.290/.351 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI across 174 at-bats. He had played in just six games with the Indians prior to his infection.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Chris Johnson (infection) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Johnson is over his infection caused by a spider bite, but the Indians will wait until roster expand to activate him. He's hit .429/.429/.571 over six games since joining the Indians.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Chris Johnson (infection) hit balls off a tee on Monday.

Johnson has been on the shelf since a spider bite on his left thumb on August 14 became infected. He's had to have the infection drained twice. "I ended up having an infection and they had to treat it with antibiotics," said Johnson. "The last two days I've finally been able to swing the bat." Johnson should be ready to return when rosters expand.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 09:21:00 AM

Indians placed 1B/3B Chris Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left hand infection.

Johnson was bitten by a spider on Saturday and his left hand still isn't quite right. Jason Kipnis has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move. Johnson had been off to a nice start in Cleveland and shouldn't be out longer than 15 days.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Chris Johnson (spider bite) will be monitored over the next 24 hours before it's determined whether he might need to go on the disabled list.

Johnson suffered a spider bite on his left hand Saturday and he's unavailable to play at the moment with the hand swelled up. He's hit .429/.429/.571 over six games since joining the Indians.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Chris Johnson was not available to play on Sunday due to a spider bite on his left hand.

The bite occurred on Saturday and swelled up on Johnson overnight, rendering him incapable of playing on Sunday. He should be ready to rejoin the lineup in a day or two.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Chris Johnson went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored as the Indians easily handled the Twins in Sunday's win.

Johnson doubled and scored in the second inning and did the same in the sixth. He made his Indians debut on Saturday as a pinch-hitter, but was retired. The veteran brought with him a sub-.600 OPS compiled with the Braves. He's hoping for better luck in Cleveland when he can get playing time.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Edwin Jackson
5Craig Breslow
6David Phelps
7Kyle Barraclough
8Jose Urena
9Carter Capps