Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:29:53 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, and 2B Phil Gosselin is taking his place at the hot corner.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is likely taking a routine day off on a travel day. Get him out of your daily lineups.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:02:05 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson hit two homers and had four RBIs Saturday, July 12.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:49:41 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is getting a routine off day Thursday, July 10, against the New York Mets. Manager Fredi Gonzalez admitted he has not been utilizing his bench enough recently.
Fantasy Tip: Replace Johnson in your daily lineups.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:21:23 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is batting 14-for-70 (.200) with one home run, no walks, 20 strikeouts and a .197 on-base percentage in his last 18 games.
Sat, 03 May 2014 10:09:02 -0700
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Braves 3B Chris D. Johnson will make $6 million during the 2015 season, $7.5 million in 2016 and $9 million in 2017. There is a $10 million option for the 2018 season, with a $1 million buyout. Johnson is making $4.5 million this year.
Fri, 02 May 2014 10:06:25 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris D. Johnson's three-year extension is worth $23.5 million and includes a $10 million option for a fourth year.
Thu, 01 May 2014 16:06:25 -0700
The Atlanta Braves signed 3B Chris D. Johnson to a three-year contract extension Thursday, May 1. The deal includes a team option for another year. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:52:00 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris D. Johnson, OFs B.J. Upton and Justin Upton and 2B Dan Uggla are all out of the lineup Tuesday, April 29, as the team faces Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez. The Braves struck out 14 times in eight innings against Hernandez the last time they faced him. 2B Ramiro Pena, OF Jordan Schafer, C Ryan Doumit and SS Tyler Pastornicky all received starts.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:55:50 -0700
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris D. Johnson is out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday, April 14, but manager Fredi Gonzalez said Johnson will play the rest of the team's four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Johnson went hitless in three of his last four games, including two four-strikeout performances. "He's just fighting himself a little bit right now," hitting coach Greg Walker said. "We're trying to get him to get the fight back between him and the pitcher."
Fantasy Tip: It's concerning when a contact hitter like Johnson starts swinging and missing so much. We knew that Johnson was primed for regression this year, especially with his average, so continue to temper your expectations.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:51:35 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is leaning toward putting OF B.J. Upton second in the batting order and 3B Chris D. Johnson fourth. Upton has a .350 on-base percentage this spring and has stolen four bases in 18 spring games. Johnson only spent 56 of his 514 at-bats at cleanup last season. "I like Chris Johnson (at cleanup)," Gonzalez said. "He gives you good at-bats. And he's a guy that's not going to change his approach. He's going to put the ball in play. He uses the whole field and has some big at-bats."