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Chris Johnson | Third Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Johnson is not in the Braves' lineup Monday.
Freddie Freeman will start at first base and Adonis Garcia will start at third against Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman. Johnson is batting just .240/.277/.318. Jul 27 - 3:51 PM

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Chris Johnson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Johnson hit cleanup against lefty Tim Cooney, which is more of a statement about the Braves' offense right now than anything else. The 30-year-old should get a lot more playing time at third base now that Juan Uribe is with the Mets, but there's not much to get excited about here from a fantasy perspective. He's batting just .244 with a .604 OPS on the year.
Jul 25 - 12:08 AM

Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Braves edged the Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday.

Johnson finished with two singles and a double, his second three-hit game in his last six contests. Somewhat unbelievably, the two RBI matched his production from the previous 33 games. It's been that kind of year for Johnson, who is hitting .258/.297/.342 with a homer and nine RBI in 47 games overall.
Jul 21 - 10:53 PM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports the Braves are still looking to trade Chris Johnson, including deals where he would be "attached to another player."

The Braves used this same technique in April when the Padres were forced to acquire Melvin Upton Jr. in order to get Craig Kimbrel. Johnson has hit just .258 since his breakout season in 2013. He'll be a free agent after next season.
Jul 4 - 9:58 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Braves have tried to trade Chris Johnson.

Well, of course they have. Johnson is in the first season of a three-year, $23.5 million deal that he signed last May, but he's batted just .260/.292/.357 since the beginning of last season and is no longer an everyday player. Heyman does say that the Braves are "offering to substantially pay down his contract," something that would be a necessity should they have a chance to get anything done.
Jun 19 - 11:35 AM

Braves activated 3B Chris Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

He had been slated to return on Thursday, but the Braves moved his arrival up a day following their trade with the Dodgers. Once the deal becomes official, Johnson will share third base with Juan Uribe. He's hitting .279/.347/.372 over 16 contests for Atlanta this season.
May 27 - 2:03 PM

Chris Johnson (hand) is expected to begin a three-game minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

He's playing in another game at extended spring training on Saturday and is expected to take batting practice with the team in Atlanta on Sunday before heading out on the rehab stint. He's slated to return from the disabled list on Thursday.
May 23 - 1:16 PM

Chris Johnson (hand) is on track to be activated from the disabled list next Thursday against the Dodgers.

It was previously believed that he could be activated next Monday, but the Braves want him to play some rehab games first. The 30-year-old has been sidelined for three weeks with a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand.
May 21 - 4:30 PM

Chris Johnson (hand) could be activated next Monday.

Johnson was recently cleared for baseball activities after being shut down for three weeks with a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand. Alberto Callaspo and Pedro Ciriaco have been filling in at the hot corner. Johnson was batting .279/.347/.372 with zero homers and five RBI in 16 games before the injury.
May 19 - 4:29 PM

Chris Johnson will be sidelined 3-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a fractured left hand and multiple bone bruises.

An MRI revealed that the fracture was actually pre-existing, although it's not clear when he suffered the injury. Johnson will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Alberto Callaspo will be the regular third baseman for the Braves.
May 1 - 4:13 PM

Braves placed INF Chris Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left hand fracture.

Johnson sustained the injury during Thursday's loss to the Reds. Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Kelly Johnson could all see increased action at third base while Johnson is on the shelf.
Apr 30 - 9:58 PM

Chris Johnson went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the Braves' lopsided win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Johnson got into the act with an RBI double in the first inning and added a run-scoring single in the ninth. He had two of the team's 14 hits on the evening. Despite contending for a batting title in 2013, Johnson isn't much of an offensive contributor, and his supporting cast offers little to get excited about, either.
Apr 7 - 10:28 PM

Chris Johnson is in the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

Johnson expressed disappointment that he wasn't in Monday's Opening Day lineup, but he's in there against right-hander Mat Latos. He's in a "soft platoon" with Alberto Callaspo at third base and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez may end up going with the hot hand.
Apr 7 - 3:22 PM

Chris Johnson said Monday that he was discouraged that he wasn't in the Braves' Opening Day lineup against the Marlins.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to use a "soft platoon" at third base this season, so Alberto Callaspo got the start with right-hander Henderson Alvarez on the mound. "Yeah, that is discouraging," said Johnson. "I can’t do anything about that. If the manager thinks that there’s somebody better than me to play today, that’s his opinion and that’s what the lineup will show." The 30-year-old will likely get some starts against right-handers, but it's hard to get excited about him from a fantasy perspective, even in NL-only leagues. Johnson batted just .263/.292/.361 last season.
Apr 7 - 9:04 AM

Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double as the Braves beat the Pirates 7-5 on Thursday.

Johnson was without an extra-base hit in 33 at-bats this spring before coming through today. Despite being one of the game's worst regulars last year, he hasn't had to compete for his starting job this spring, mostly because he got that nifty $23.5 million contract extension last May. He'll have some value in NL-only leagues.
Mar 26 - 4:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Chris Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eury Perez
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Williams Perez
6Matt Wisler
7Michael Foltynewicz
8Manny Banuelos
9Bronson Arroyo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3David Aardsma
4Luis Avilan
5Jason Frasor
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ross Detwiler
8Brandon Cunniff
9Chris Withrow
10Jason Grilli
11Shae Simmons
12Josh Outman