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

Johnson is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.

The 33-year-old homered in another multi-hit effort Friday, his third home run in five games and ninth of the year. Johnson's batting .345 so far in July and remains the primary option at first while Freddie Freeman (wrist) is on the shelf, though he will continue to be shielded from left-handed pitching. Chris Johnson gets the nod Saturday against Jorge De La Rosa.

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

Johnson went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.

The homer was Johnson's second in three games and eighth of the season. Johnson has filled in adequately at five different positions for Atlanta this season, with most of his starts lately coming at first base in place of Freddie Freeman (wrist). Once Freeman returns, Johnson figures to move back into a platoon role in left field.

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

Johnson had a big day at the dish Monday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.

Johnson has been seeing a little extra time at first base with Freddie Freeman on the shelf, and has been making the most of his opportunity. The veteran now has six RBI in his last seven at-bats and is hitting .272 for the season.

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

Johnson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves radio network reports.

Johnson has started three of the last four games at first base, but will sit Sunday with left-hander Cole Hamels on the mound for the opposing Phillies. Fredi Gonzalez will play matchups for the afternoon contest, but look for Johnson to continue to see consistent playing time in the absence of Freddie Freeman (wrist).

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF NYM 1 month 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 NYM 2 months 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 NYM 2 months 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 NYM 2 months 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 NYM 2 months 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 NYM 2 months 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.