Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
1 week ago

Johnson signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Peter Schmuck reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson, 32, is a .275/.313/.404 career hitter over eight major league seasons with the Astros, Diamondbacks, Braves, Indians and Marlins. He played in 113 games for Miami last year, hitting .222/.281/.319 with five homers and 24 RBI. Johnson figures to get plenty of playing time this spring at third base during Grapefruit League play while starter Manny Machado is absent playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. The veteran is the son of Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson and projects to spend the season as the starting third baseman for his dad.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
6 months ago

Johnson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Xavier Scruggs, who was recalled Friday, is set to make his first big league start of 2016 at first base when the Marlins open their series with the Pirates. Johnson has been platooning with Derek Dietrich at first base in Justin Bour's absence. The 31-year-old Johnson is hitting a mere .221/.312/.397 since the All-Star break.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
6 months ago

Johnson is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Reds, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has started Miami's last two games, both of which were against left-handed pitching. However, with Anthony DeSclafani taking the mound for Cincinnati on Tuesday night, Johnson will be replaced by Derek Dietrich at first base.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
6 months ago

Johnson went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBI in Monday's 6-3 win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson doesn't offer the same pop as some more prominent first basemen, having hit just five homers and 10 doubles in 93 games even with this effort. His .233/.294/.352 line frankly leaves much to be desired at any position, so don't expect a similar performance from the veteran any time soon.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
7 months ago

Johnson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Jenny Cavner of ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain Region reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson had started the last two games at first base, but with the recent return of Dee Gordon from the DL, it looks like Johnson will have to vie with Derek Dietrich for playing time at the position. It hasn't helped matters that Johnson has hit .213 since the All-Star break, which bolsters Dietrich's chances of poaching more starts.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
7 months ago

Johnson (foot) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

He came off the bench Thursday and Friday, suggesting the foot injury was nothing serious, and the issue can now be officially put to rest with Johnson returning to the lineup for Miami. Johnson is now back to being a short-end platoon option, with Derek Dietrich taking over as the starter against right-handed pitching until Justin Bour (ankle) returns from the DL.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
7 months ago

Johnson (foot) cranked a pinch-hit RBI double and scored a run in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

He's been held out of the starting lineup for the past five games, but has shown well off the bench in back-to-back efforts. With Dee Gordon back and Derek Dietrich now spending some time at first base, it appears Johnson has been relegated the weak side of a first base platoon. Further complicating the situation is the impending return of Justin Bour (ankle), but Johnson will continue to be the preferred option against left-handed pitching.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
7 months ago

Johnson (foot) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will be held out of the lineup for a fifth straight game, but he went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and a run scored off the bench Thursday, suggesting the foot is no longer much of a concern. His role has been reduced, as Derek Dietrich has taken over as the primary option at first base until Justin Bour (ankle) returns, but Johnson should continue to get starts against left-handed pitching.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
7 months ago

Johnson (foot) remains out of the lineup for Thursday's matchup with St. Louis, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will miss his fifth straight start as he continues to nurse a sore foot due to a foul ball he hit off himself in Saturday's game. Martin Prado is getting the nod at third and batting second in place of him. Johnson figures to return to the lineup at some point during Miami's four-game series with St. Louis.

Chris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
7 months ago

Johnson (foot) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson nearly played Tuesday for the first time since Saturday, but he was scratched after being in the initial lineup, and remains sidelined Wednesday. Don Kelly will get the start at first base for the Marlins.