Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 6 days ago

Johnson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

Johnson's playing time has been sporadic in June, and he'll sit for the third time in four games after notching the start at first base in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Johnson is not in the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

Saturday marks Johnson's third time on the bench in the four days since he was activated from the DL. It would seem Juan Uribe, whom the Braves acquired from Los Angeles earlier in the week, is currently manager Fredi Gonzalez's preferred option at third base.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Johnson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Johnson was activated from the DL on Wednesday after a brief two-game rehab assignment, but will not immediately slot back into the starting lineup. Instead, manager Fredi Gonzalez will go with the newly-acquired Juan Uribe at the hot corner in the series finale against Los Angeles. The two players figure to be deployed in some sort of timeshare moving forward, though team hasn't indicated how the playing time will divvy up exactly.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Johnson (hand) will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

Both Johnson and Juan Uribe should be available for the Braves Wednesday in Los Angeles, so it will be interesting to see who gets the start. With Uribe's arrival, Johnson should be viewed as a part-time player for now.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Johnson (hand) could return before Thursday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Thursday is the tentative target date for Johnson, who kicks off a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. However, Gonzalez left the door open for the third baseman to return a bit sooner than anticipated if he shows no ill effects from the injury. Look for Johnson to return to the primary role with Atlanta, though Alberto Callaspo will likely remain involved at the position.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Johnson (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

Johnson hasn't seen live game action since suffering a fractured left hand April 30, but is scheduled to play three rehab games before joining the Braves in San Francisco on Thursday. He took batting practice at Turner Field on Sunday after playing in extended spring games over the weekend, and doesn't appear to be experiencing any lingering effects. Upon his return, Johnson could cut into the playing time of Alberto Callaspo at third base.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Johnson (hand) will play in an extended spring training game Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Assuming all goes well Saturday, Johnson will join the Braves in Atlanta on Sunday to take batting practice before heading out for a brief minor league rehab assignment. The club is targeting Thursday's series opener in Los Angeles for Johnson's major league return.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Johnson (hand) is on track to be activated in advance of next Thursday's game according to manager Fredi Gonzalez, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Johnson was initially expected to miss 3-to-6 weeks after suffering a left hand fracture in the end of April, so a May 28 return would put him in the earlier portion of that timetable. Alberto Callaspo has seen most of the work at third base in his absence, but Johnson figures to slot back into an everyday role once he's healthy.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Johnson (hand) has been cleared to begin more extensive activities, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

It's not entirely clear what all Johnson has been cleared for, but it seems he may be nearly without restriction. The report notes that Johnson could be ready to return as soon as Monday against Los Angeles in the opener of a 10-game road trip for Atlanta. Alberto Callaspo and Pedro Ciriaco will see most of the work at third base until Johnson is ready to return.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 2 months ago

Johnson (hand) is expected to miss 3-to-6 weeks, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Evidently, the fracture that was discovered in Johnson's hand after Thursday's game was an old injury, and he merely suffered a bone bruise on his slide into second base. Johnson will be re-evaluated in two weeks, and it sounds like he could return before the end of May, but the Braves will be forced to lean on Alberto Callaspo and Kelly Johnson at third base in the meantime.