Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 1 week ago

Johnson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

With Freddie Freeman (wrist) placed on the disabled list Monday, Johnson should start to see more playing time at first base, but he's surprisingly out of the lineup against a right-handed pitcher (Stephen Strasburg) Tuesday night. Chris Johnson gets the nod at first base while Eury Perez makes a fifth consecutive start in left field.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 2 weeks ago

Johnson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Johnson will get the night off at Fenway after starting five of the last six games. Jonny Gomes will take over in left field while Chris Johnson serves as the DH against Boston left-hander Wade Miley.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 3 weeks ago

Johnson is not in the lineup against the Mets on Friday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Johnson was in the lineup Wednesday and Thursday after coming off the DL, but he'll get the day off Friday as Johnny Gomes takes over in left field against Mets starter Bartolo Colon.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 3 weeks ago

Johnson (back) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Johnson had been rehabbing a strained oblique at Triple-A Gwinnett and had been on the DL since mid-May. The versatile Johnson figures to factor into the mix in the outfield and should see most of his time in left field, cutting into the playing time of Todd Cunningham and Johnny Gomes. In a corresponding move, the Braves optioned Joey Terdoslavich to Triple-A.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 3 weeks ago

Johnson (back) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

Johnson began his rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett. He has been on the disabled list since mid-May with an oblique strain, but it appears he is on track to return this week after a short stint at Triple-A.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 4 weeks ago

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

Johnson has been playing catch and taking dry swings as of earlier this week, so this is the next logical step in his return from a right oblique strain. The Braves didn't lay out an exact plan for the number of games they have planned for their left-fielder, as it will likely depend on how his stamina and performance holds up. Upon his return, Johnson will cut heavily into the playing time of Todd Cunningham and Jonny Gomes, who have been working a soft platoon in left field since he hit the disabled list.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 1 month ago

Johnson (back) has started light baseball activities (playing catch and taking dry swings), but remains without a timetable for return, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Johnson began the activities at some point last week, but has yet to move forward a ton in his progression. He's now eligible to come off the disabled list whenever he's ready, but it sounds as though that's still a ways off at this point.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 2 months ago

Johnson (oblique) has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Johnson exited Wednesday's game after tweaking his oblique in his first at-bat. The Braves have recalled outfielder Todd Cunningham from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 2 months ago

Johnson was removed from Wednesday's game due to a right oblique strain.

Johnson appeared to tweak something in his lower back/side during his first at-bat of the day, and the team has now confirmed an oblique strain. These types of injuries vary greatly in severity, so consider the utility player day-to-day until further notice. The Braves have a day off Thursday, and will open a three-game set with the Marlins on Friday.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 2 months ago

Johnson was removed from Wednesday's game in the first inning with what appears, at first glance, to be a back injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Johnson appeared to have tweaked his back when coming around on a swing in his first at-bat of the day. He'll be examined by team trainers, and should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Jonny Gomes will replace him in Wednesday's lineup.