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Chris Johnson singled three times in four at-bats in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Johnson, who hit .321 last season, hasn't been as solid with the bat in the early going, entering Wednesday night's game hitting .239. It's back up to .280 now.

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Chris Johnson is sitting out again on Monday.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says Johnson is fine health-wise and that the third baseman will start against the Phillies on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Ramiro Pena is manning the hot corner in Monday night's series-opener versus Philadelphia.

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Chris Johnson is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest. Ramiro Pena is filling in for Johnson at third base. Evan Gattis is also sitting out, with Gerald Laird handling the catching duties.

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Chris Johnson wore the Golden Sombrero on Thursday by striking out all four times he was up against the Mets.

Johnson has a 10/1 K/BB ratio and just two RBI in nine games as the Braves' cleanup man. Why Fredi Gonzalez continues to stick with a lineup that was a bad idea in the first place is hard to understand. Going into the night, the Braves were 29th in baseball in runs per game, with only the Padres behind.

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Chris Johnson launched a solo homer for the only run of the game in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

The seventh inning longball actually broke up a no-hitter for Matt Garza, as the Braves managed to win despite only tallying three hits on the day. Johnson has also picked up a single and a double in his first 12 at-bats of the season and should have a healthy RBI total this year if he keeps hitting in the cleanup spot.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is leaning toward batting Chris Johnson cleanup.

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Braves avoided arbitration with 3B Chris Johnson by agreeing to a one-year, $4.75 million contract.

It was Johnson's first year of arbitration eligibility. The third baseman had a breakthrough in 2013, hitting .321/.358/.457 with 12 homers and 68 RBI. He figures to fall back in a big way in 2014.

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Chris Johnson plated a pair of runs in a losing effort against the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday.

Johnson delivered a two-out, RBI single off opposing starter Hyun-Jin Ryu in the first inning, increasing the Braves early lead to 2-0. He would then add another RBI on a fielder's choice in the fourth to tie the game at 4-4. Johnson is now hitting .333 (4-for-12) with four RBI on the series.

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Chris Johnson contributed an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

Johnson drove in Freddie Freeman with a base knock to center field in the fourth inning, but that's all the scoring the Braves were able to come up with against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers' bullpen. Atlanta managed just five singles on the night.

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Chris Johnson is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday due to a jammed right shoulder.

He's been ailing since diving for a ball on Thursday. Johnson has also been scuffling at the dish recently and his emotions boiled over Saturday, when he slammed down his helmet in the dugout, leading to a confrontation with third base coach Terry Pendleton. He'll be fine for the start of the NLDS on Thursday, though. Elliot Johnson is at the hot corner Sunday.