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CHRIS JOHNSON RUMORS

Indians’ Chris Johnson to miss games with spider bite

By Darryn Albert Here’s one that will make Tobey Maguire do a double take. Newly acquired Indians infielder Chris Johnson was forced out of the lineup on Saturday and Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. The culprit for Johnson’s sudden absence? A suspected bite from a spider. According to a weekend report by the Associated Press, Johnson awoke at the team hotel on Saturday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians infielder Chris Johnson sidelined by … spider bite?

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Indians infielder Chris Johnson missed his second consecutive game on Sunday due to issues stemming from what he suspects is a spider bite suffered at the team hotel during a weekend series on the road against the Minnesota Twins. Johnson arrived at the ballpark on Saturday with what appeared to be a pimple on his left index finger, but team trainers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 17, 2015  |  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

Braves Injury Update: Chris Johnson leaves with back strain

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson made an early exit during Wednesday's win, with the team announcing that a lower back strain was the reason for Johnson's removal:3B Chris Johnson left tonight's game with a lower back strain. He is day-to-day.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 25, 2014Johnson came out of the game before the top of the sixth, with Phil Gosselin replacing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 25, 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

Braves' Chris Johnson not resting on 2013 success

Chris Johnson is taking the same approach to the 2014 season he used one year ago, when he was fighting for a starting job. Don't try telling Johnson he's a lock to start at third base for the Atlanta Braves after finishing second in the National League in hitting in 2013. Johnson is determined to work even harder this offseason to prove he deserves the job. Hard work paid off...
Via Associated Press
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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