Chris Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Marlins sign Chris Johnson

    MLB Daily Dish "Moments after learning that Wei-Yin Chen was signing with the Marlins, Barry Jackson reported that Miami is also adding Chris Johnson. While the financial terms have yet to be announced, it's a safe bet that Johnson will get a major-league deal worth the minimum, as he's still being paid by the..." January 12

  • Indians release Chris Johnson with $17 million remaining on contract

    Hardball Talk "Cleveland acquired infielder Chris Johnson is an August swap of bad contracts that sent outfielders Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to Atlanta. He played 27 games for the Indians down the stretch and now, rather than keep Johnson around for 2016, they’ve released him. Johnson is still owed $7.5..." December 23

  • Indians Designate Chris Johnson For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians announced that they have designated infielder Chris Johnson for assignment. The move will make room for the newly-signed Rajai Davis on the roster. Johnson, 31, has a career slash line of .280/.316/.411 across seven big league seasons. He first arrived in Atlanta prior to the 2013..." December 17

  • Chris Johnson out of Indians lineup after suspected spider bite

    Sporting News "Indians infielder Chris Johnson missed two games over the weekend after what he believes to be a spider bite got infected. Johnson told reporters he woke up at the team hotel Saturday morning in Minnesota with a small bite on his left hand he suspects was from a spider. He was treated at Target..." August 17

  • Indians trade Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn to Braves for Chris Johnson

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Michael Bourn and outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher to the Braves in exchange for third baseman Chris Johnson. The Indians are sending money to the Braves as part of the trade. As we know with August trades, players have to get through waivers..." August 07

  • Frustrated Chris Johnson hopes Braves trade him

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves third baseman Chris Johnson didn’t complain publicly for three months while he played sparingly, relegated to starts mostly against left-handers in a year when the Braves have faced far fewer lefties than usual. But this week, with July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaching, Johnson’s..." July 22

  • Braves, Indians discussed swapping Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson

    Fox Sports "Nick Swisher and Chris Johnson reportedly nearly traded teams earlier in the season. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians were in discussion in early June about a deal that would send Swisher to Atlanta and Johnson to Cleveland. The report details..." July 13

  • Braves Still Shopping Chris Johnson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have continued to look for a trade partner for third baseman Chris Johnson, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports in a series of tweets. In addition to deals for Johnson himself, Atlanta has also made proposals that would include Johnson along with another (more desirable) player, akin to..." July 05

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Sfgiants remain interested in #Braves 3b Chris Johnson

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Chris Johnson left tonights game with a lower back strain. He's day to day, as we all are. #Braves

  • Braves sign Chris Johnson to 3-year extension

    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

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Chris Johnson's deal with ATL: $23.5 million over three years, with a $10 million option.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    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.

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Fredi is leaning toward batting B.J. second and Chris Johnson in the cleanup spot. Gattis would drop to sixth or seventh

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Chris Johnson's one-year deal is worth $4.75M #Braves

  • Johnson, Braves walk off with 3-2 win against Indians

    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

  • Braves designate Francisco, increase Johnson’s role at third

    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

  • Braves' Johnson, Francisco in close race for 3B job

    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

  • Johnson excited for chance to follow Chipper at third

    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