Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 25 Days

Johnson was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Braves' win over Philadelphia on Friday night.

While his average has dropped off considerably compared to his huge season in 2013 (.265 as opposed to .321), he now has 10 home runs and 58 RBI which aren't that far off his career year.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 25 Days

Johnson (back) is back in the lineup Friday against the Phillies.

Johnson exited Wednesday's game with a lower-back strain, and missed Thursday's contest due to the injury. He expected to be back Friday, and it appears that is the case as he will man the hot corner and bat seventh for the Braves.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 26 Days

Johnson (back) expects to return to the action Friday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Johnson hoped to return Thursday after suffering a lower back strain in Wednesday's game, but he'll be held out as a precaution. Barring a setback, expect him to be back in the fold Friday in Philadelphia.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 26 Days

Johnson (back) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

Johnson was hoping to play Thursday despite suffering a lower-back strain Wednesday night, but the Braves will take precaution and hold him out of the lineup for at least one game. Phil Gosselin takes over at third base.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 27 Days

Johnson (back) hopes he will be able to play in Thursday's game, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

Johnson was removed from Wednesday's game with a strained back, but it does not appear the injury is overly serious. Johnson's status for Thursday's game will be confirmed when the Braves release their starting lineup prior to the contest.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 27 Days

Johnson left Wednesday's game with lower-back strain, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Johnson doubled to left in the bottom of the fourth inning, his second double of the game, but was replaced at third by Phil Gosselin to begin the sixth. The team lists Johnson as just day-to-day, but it seems like something that could at least limit Johnson a bit over the final four games of the season.

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Johnson is not in the lineup Friday.

This is just a standard day off for Johnson, and Phil Gosselin will get the start at third base Friday.

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Johnson is not in the lineup Sunday for the second straight day.

Johnson is really struggling with the bat in September, so manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to hold him out consecutive games to give him mental break. Phil Gosselin will man the hot corner for the Braves in Johnson's place.

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Johnson is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

The runner-up for the NL batting title last season, Johnson has gone 3-for-32 to begin September and is now batting just .262/.290/.357 on the year. He'll give way to Phil Gosselin at third base Saturday.

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Johnson is out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Johnson is hitless in 12 career at-bats against right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, Saturday's starter for Miami, so manager Fredi Gonzalez will turn to Phil Gosselin to man third base for the fourth time this season. While Johnson is also 0-for-11 to begin September, he should continue playing on a near-everyday basis, after the Braves signed him to a three-year extension back in May.