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Micah Johnson | Second Baseman | #2

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 9 (0) / CWS
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Micah Johnson (wrist) has increased the intensity of his batting-cage sessions and is nearing a rehab assignment.
"I watched him in the cage and he was turning it loose," Braves manager Brian Snitker said. Johnson, who is coming back from March wrist surgery, will soon take live batting practice and play in intrasquad games at the team's spring training complex. He hopes to contribute in the second half. Jun 20 - 9:47 AM

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Braves transferred INF/OF Micah Johnson from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Danny Santana. Johnson had wrist surgery in March.
May 8 - 7:35 PM

Braves placed INF/OF Micah Johnson on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with a fractured left wrist.

Johnson had surgery on the wrist last month and he will be on the shelf for a while. He figures to get moved to the 60-day DL eventually.
Apr 2 - 11:17 AM

Micah Johnson needs surgery for a fracture in his left wrist.

The initial X-rays turned up negative, but Johnson was sent for an MRI on Wednesday and that exam revealed a broken bone. His recovery timetable is uncertain at this time. It's probably going to be a while. Johnson suffered the fractured left wrist Tuesday while making a diving catch in the outfield during a Grapefruit League game.
Mar 16 - 2:38 PM

Micah Johnson (wrist) will go for more tests.

X-rays came back negative after Johnson rolled his wrist on a diving catch on Tuesday, but the hope is that an MRI will rule out any possible structural damage. There should be more clarity on his status in the next couple of days.
Mar 15 - 12:29 PM

Micah Johnson left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with a left wrist sprain.

Johnson suffered the injury while making a diving catch in the outfield. It looked concerning, but X-rays came back negative and he's considered day-to-day.
Mar 14 - 3:34 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman writes that Micah Johnson "still looks somewhat uncomfortable" in his attempt to transition to the outfield.

Johnson knows his best shot at a bench job is to prove he can be versatile, so he's trying to play the outfield this spring even though his experience there is very limited. The 26-year-old is also hitting just .233/.281/.400 so far this spring, which doesn't help. At the moment, he seems likely to lose out on a roster spot to Emilio Bonifacio.
Mar 12 - 9:39 AM

Micah Johnson singled, walked twice and scored three runs Monday against the Tigers.

Johnson has made both his starts this spring in the outfield, first in center and today in right. He'll need to show that kind of versatility in order to have a chance of making the Braves, but he's still kind of a long shot, especially since his profile is so similar to Jace Peterson's.
Feb 27 - 4:33 PM

Braves acquired 2B Micah Johnson from the Dodgers in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.

Johnson had been designated for assignment. The 26-year-old spent all of last season at Triple-A, hitting .261/.321/.356 in 516 plate appearances. He'll try to win a bench job with Atlanta.
Jan 13 - 3:27 PM

Dodgers designated INF Micah Johnson for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for Kenley Jansen, who was officially re-signed to a five-year, $80 million contract on Tuesday afternoon. Johnson logged just six plate appearances at the major league level in 2016 and hit .261/.321/.356 in 516 plate appearances with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate.
Jan 10 - 4:49 PM

Dodgers recalled INF/OF Micah Johnson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Johnson had a brief stint with the big club back in April and hit .261/.321/.356 with five homers and 26 steals in 120 games this season in Triple-A. He'll provide some bench depth between the infield and outfield.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Dodgers optioned INF/OF Micah Johnson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The move was made to clear a spot for Howie Kendrick, who is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday. Johnson was just called up on Saturday and went 0-for-3 over two games.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Dodgers recalled INF/OF Micah Johnson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He's taking the place of Carl Crawford on the club's active roster. The speedster played in the outfield at Triple-A on Friday and could get a look there with the big league club. If he finds his way into regular playing time, his speed makes him an interesting fantasy commodity.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 01:19:00 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Micah Johnson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Acquired from the White Sox over the winter, Johnson got optioned pretty early despite hitting .345 this spring. He'll be up at some point this season.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 07:31:00 PM

Micah Johnson received stitches in his left hand after cutting himself while removing an avocado pit.

The Dodgers expect Johnson to be healed up in about a week. Acquired over the offseason from the White Sox in a deal that sent Todd Frazier to Chicago, Johnson is competing for a backup infielder job.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 12:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Micah Johnson
4Sean Rodriguez
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Jason Hursh