Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves continued locking up players to long-term deals by signing third baseman Chris Johnson to a three-year, $23.5 million extension that includes a $10 million team option for 2018. He’s the sixth Braves player signed to multi-year extension in the past three months. After finishing..." May 03
Chris Johnson's deal with ATL: $23.5 million over three years, with a $10 million option.
Source: #Braves agree with Chris Johnson to 3-yr extension plus club option. Buys out final 2 yrs of arb, plus 1 and possibly 2 yrs of FA.
Fredi is leaning toward batting B.J. second and Chris Johnson in the cleanup spot. Gattis would drop to sixth or seventh
Chris Johnson's one-year deal is worth $4.75M #Braves
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With all due respect to magic numbers and division leads the Braves were busy trying to buck a couple of trends Wednesday night — win with Paul Maholm on the mound and get something going with Dan Uggla back from laser eye surgery and B.J. Upton back in the lineup behind him. The walk-off win..." August 29
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves designated third baseman Juan Francisco for assignment to make room for left-hander Alex Wood on the roster. Francisco had been playing in a platoon at third base with Chris Johnson, so this move clears the way for Johnson to play third in an every-day role. Johnson entered..." May 31
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves wanted Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson at their best, competing hard for the third-base job this spring, and so far they have. Manager Fredi Gonzalez also said he’d prefer one win the job outright rather than settle on a platoon. Still waiting for that. Just over one-third of the..." March 05
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For anybody who thought new Braves third baseman Chris Johnson might shy away from playing in the shadow of Chipper Jones, the idea is not exactly new to him. Johnson played at Stetson University for Pete Dunn, Jones’ godfather. “In Pete Dunn’s eyes, if you wanted to be anybody, try to be..." February 05