Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson left Wednesday's game with a lower back strain, according to Mark Bowman.
Insight: Phil Gosselin replaced him the sixth. Consider Johnson day-to-day.
9/6/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is hitless in 12 at-bats against Miami right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.
Insight: Johnson is also hitless in his last five games, so avoid him at all costs. For the season he's batting .266, significantly down from last season when he batted .321.
8/28/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was 2-for-4 on Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: It was a nice game for the third baseman but still no runs or RBI. Johnson has not driven in a run or scored in his last five games.
8/27/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is a 2-for-17 (.118) career hitter against Mets starter Zack Wheeler.
Insight: Overall, Johnson has had a disappointing season after hitting .321/.358/.457 last year. The third baseman is hitting .271 with nine home runs this year. He also has just one hit in his last 10 at-bats.
8/22/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is a 7-for-17 (.412) career hitter against Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman also hit over .400 in their careers against Latos, so it could be a high scoring night for Atlanta. Jason Heyward also has a career average of .400 (4-for-10) against Latos. Any of them would be great starts. Johnson is hitting .274 with nine home runs and 53 RBI this season.
7/20/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson hit his fourth home run in the past five games Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: Johnson hit just three home runs in his first 90 games this season after putting 12 on the board in 142 games last year.
7/13/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against Chicago.
Insight: Johnson has hit three home runs in the past two games after hitting three all of last season before that.
7/12/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has been a disappointment for most of the season, but not Saturday.
Insight: Johnson blasted two home runs and knocked in four. Unfortunately, he's still batting just .272, a far cry from last season when he posted a .321 batting average.
6/11/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has gone 6-for-9 in his last two games.
Insight: Johnson is still hitting just .267 with two homers, 16 RBI, 13 runs and a .622 OPS. He batted .321 last year but that was boosted by a .394 BABIP. He's hit .339 on balls in play this year and his strikeout rate is up from 21.2 percent to 24.6 percent. You can probably do better at third base in your fantasy league.
5/23/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was pulled in the third inning Friday against Colorado.
Insight: According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, manager Fredi Gonzalez will address his decision to remove Johnson after the game. Johnson (.265, 1 HR, 9 RBI) struck out in his only at bat of the night.
5/22/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson is 5-for-9 with a pair of homers versus Milwaukee starter Matt Garza.
Insight: The .321 batting average and .800 plus OPS is a distant memory as he's batting just .255 with no power. We're not sure he can take advantage of this favorable matchup.
5/21/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Atlanta 3B Chris Johnson hasn't fared well against Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: He's 2-for-16 against him with 2 K's. Johnson is just one for his last 17, dropping his average all the way down to .261. With Lohse throwing for the Brew Crew on Wednesday, Johnson's slump is only going to get worse.
5/19/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has gone 0-for-13 with five Ks over his last three games.
Insight: Johnson started off May 20-for-53 (.378) after hitting .230 in April, but his season average is back down to .261. The third baseman hit .321 last year, but it was supported by an insane .394 BABIP.
5/2/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Chris Johnson's new three-year extension is worth $23.5 million. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Johnson joins Freddie Freeman, Andrelton Simmons, Julio Teheran, Jason Heyward and Craig Kimbrel among the players that have signed extensions with Atlanta in the last couple months. Clearly, the Braves are in this thing for the long haul. Johnson has underperformed this season (.255, 1 HR, 4 RBI) but he did have three hits in last night's loss to Miami.
5/1/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Braves 3B Chris Johnson is close to signing a three-year contract extension. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Johnson hasn't done much this season (.255, 1 HR, 4 RBI) but he's coming off an excellent 2013 campaign (.321, 12 HR, 68 RBI in 142 games). Obviously, it's only May and Johnson still has plenty of time to turn things around. He turns 30 in October.
4/29/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson is not in Tuesday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Johnson batted .321 last season with an .816 OPS, but is off to a slow start hitting just .241 through the first 23 games. Lightly-used Ramiro Pena (.235) will get the start at the hot Corner.
4/25/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson should be avoided on Friday due to an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Insight: Johnson is just 1-for-12 (.083) with seven strikeouts versus Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey. He's off to a slow start batting .256 through te first 20 games after hitting .321 last season with an .816 OPS.
4/17/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson is 4-for-8 with two doubles and a home run versus Phillies starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: He's off to a slow start with just 14 hits in his first 50 at bats (.281, .708 OPS). He batted .321 last season with an .816 OPS.
4/14/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson will sit out a second consecutive game.
Insight: He's off to a slow start with just 11 hits in his first 45 at bats. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday, Ramiro Pena (.231, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will get the start at third base, according to David O'Brien of AJC.
4/13/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson will take a seat Sunday against Washington. SOURCE: Mark Bowman, MLB.com
Insight: It's Johnson's first absence of the season. He's off to a slow start with just 11 hits in his first 45 at bats. Ramiro Pena (.222, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will get the start at third base.
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