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Braves | Chris Johnson lowers hands

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:15:54 -0800

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson lowered his hands this year at the suggestion of new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson doesn't crack our list of top-20 fantasy third baseman in 2015. After a career year in 2013, Johnson disappointed with a .263 average, 10 home runs and 58 RBI in 2014. An off-the-charts average on balls in play in 2013 led many to overvalue him last year, and they paid the price. Low contact rates won't endear Johnson to anyone again this year, and he could lose playing time at the hot corner if he struggles, making him solely an NL-only option.

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Braves | Chris Johnson to simplify approach in 2015

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:43:30 -0800

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson believes his attempt to hit more home runs and duplicate his career-best 2013 numbers (.321 batting average, .816 OPS) last season lead to his disappointing 2014 season (.263, .653). Johnson also noted he and new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer are on the same page about simplifying Johnson's approach at the plate. "It's a simple approach," Johnson said. "(Seitzer) likes to stay up the middle, stay the other way, and take what the pitcher gives you. And then when you get two strikes, he's just kind of 'battle your butt off.' I'm pretty excited. It's definitely an approach that I like to work with, and hopefully I can get back to."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Giants | SF working to acquire Justin Upton, Chris Johnson

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:36:32 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson are trade targets for the San Francisco Giants, and the teams are in talks discussing a potential deal, according to three officials with the Giants with direct knowledge of the negotiations. The officials talked only on the condition of anonymity because discussions are ongoing. The teams have had preliminary discussions, but neither club was overly optimistic a deal can be finalized. Atlanta is skeptical San Francisco has the necessary prospects to make a deal happen.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Braves | Chris Johnson returns

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:07:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (back) returned to the lineup Friday, Sept. 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.

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Braves | Chris Johnson hopes to play Friday

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:59:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (back) expects to return to the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 25.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Chris Johnson out

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:27:17 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (back) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 25. Johnson left the game early Wednesday, Sept. 24, due to a strained lower back.

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Braves | Chris Johnson leaves game

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:57:43 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson (back) left the game Wednesday, Sept. 24, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to a strained lower back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman

Braves | Phil Gosselin starting at third

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:33:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Phil Gosselin is starting at third base and leading off Friday, Sept. 19. 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Braves | Chris Johnson not starting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:29:53 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, and 2B Phil Gosselin is taking his place at the hot corner.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is likely taking a routine day off on a travel day. Get him out of your daily lineups.

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Braves | Chris Johnson hits two out

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:02:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson hit two homers and had four RBIs Saturday, July 12.

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