Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 3 Months

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.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 6 Months

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.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 7 Months

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.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 7 Months

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.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 7 Months

Chris Johnson launched a solo homer in the eighth inning on Friday, breaking a scoreless tie and powering the Braves to a 1-0 victory over the Phillies.

Johnson finished the night 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Kris Medlen and Cliff Lee were engaged in a tremendous pitching duel the entire evening, with the only offense in the game coming on Johnson's dramatic blast in the bottom of the eighth inning. A recent slump has dropped his batting average to .324, making it unlikely that he'll catch Michael Cuddyer (.335) for the National League batting title in the final days of the regular season.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 7 Months

Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

He's presumably getting the night off. Elliot Johnson will start at third base and bat eighth.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 7 Months

Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI and a walk to lead the Braves to a 9-5 win over the Cubs on Friday.

The homer was his first since Aug. 21. He's kept hitting singles all along, he's carried an average under .320 for merely a handful of days this season. Right now, he's at .3306 to barely trail Michael Cuddyer at .3311 for the NL lead. Andrew McCutchen is next at .325.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 7 Months

Chris Johnson finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Braves' win over the Padres on Saturday in Atlanta.

Johnson hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth inning, providing the Braves with one of their two runs in the game. He also singled again in the sixth and is now batting .330/.363/.462 with 64 RBI on the year.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 8 Months

Chris Johnson is not in the Braves starting lineup on Sunday.

He's getting a day of rest as a precautionary measure because he's dealing with minor leg soreness. Johnson currently leads the National League in hitting with his .331 average.

Chris Johnson 1B/3B ATL 8 Months

Chris Johnson (toe) went 1-for-3 in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

Johnson hadn't played since Saturday due to turf toe, but it shouldn't be a concern moving forward. The 28-year-old is currently second in the NL with a .331 batting average.