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CHRIS JOHNSON RUMORS

Chris Johnson set to return to Braves next Thursday

While reports earlier in the week indicated that Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson might return to the team this week, manager Fredi Gonzalez has announced that Johnson is now expected to rejoin the club next Thursday. If all goes to plan, Johnson, who hasn't played since injuring his hand on Apr. 30, will rejoin the team for a three-game series in San Francisco against...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson could return to Braves this week

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says that injured third baseman Chris Johnson could return to the club as early as this week, according to MLB.com. Johnson has been sidelined for the Braves since sustaining multiple bone bruises in his left hand while sliding into second base in Atlanta's April 30 game against the Cincinnati Reds. In the 16 games in which he's played this season...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Foltynewicz getting called up, Johnson on DL for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says right-hander Mike Foltynewicz will be called up from the minors to make his first career start on Friday. To make room for Foltynewicz on the roster, third baseman Chris Johnson will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand. Foltynewicz, a top prospect acquired in the January trade that sent slugger Evan Gattis...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves want a platoon partner for Chris Johnson

In addition to the seemingly 800 things that the Atlanta Braves need to do this offseason, the club is reportedly looking for a left-handed platoon partner for third baseman Chris Johnson, whose three-year contract extension starts in 2015. #Braves want to add a LH hitter who could possibly platoon with 3B Chris Johnson — David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) November 11, 2014 Johnson...
Via The Outside Corner
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Johnson-led Braves crush Cubs in first-half finale

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 10-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, putting an exclamation point on Atlanta's strong first half of the season: 1. Chris Johnson and his red-hot bat might not enjoy the four-day break from baseball The kids in Johnson's neighborhood shouldn't be too surprised if/when the Braves third baseman crashes a sandlot game this week...
Via Fox Sports South
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson and swing batter batter

Remember in Little League or PAL (like I played) where the players on the field would chant, "Swing Batter Batter," before each pitch? Apparently, Chris Johnson of the Atlanta Braves is still hearing those chants in his head. Of course, Johnson has had multiple occurrences of blowing up with his temper, so who knows what else is going on in his head. But the bottom line is that...
Via The Flagrant Fan
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Johnson atones for early mistake vs. Red Sox

ATLANTA -- The ball hit off the edge of the grass in front of third and a charging Chris Johnson barehanded it, took two steps and fired to Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman to get the Red Sox's David Ross. "I had to kind of do a do-or-die play right there to get rid of it," Johnson said. "I don't do those plays a lot. But it was pretty cool." It was the first atonement. An inning...
Via Fox Sports South
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves GM Wren: Chris Johnson's 3-year extension fits franchise's mold

ATLANTA -- On the Atlanta Braves' recent road trip to New York City, Chris Johnson was called into Jim Murray's office at Excel Sports Management. The third baseman and his agent needed to talk about the future. A few weeks down the road, Johnson sat on stage with Braves general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez, the ink on his new three-year contract extension worth...
Via Fox Sports South
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Johnson focusing on approach to cleanup spot

ATLANTA -- Another atypical part of the Braves' atypical lineup, Chris Johnson paused when trying to remember the last time he was as consistently high in the order. "College," he said, smiling. "College I think I hit third." There's little that fits the blueprint when it comes to having Johnson at the cleanup spot. Last season, nine players hit 20-plus homers in that spot, while...
Via Fox Sports South
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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