Chris Johnson 3B ATL 6 Months

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 3B ATL 6 Months

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.

Chris Johnson 3B ATL 6 Months

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.

Chris Johnson 3B ATL 6 Months

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.

Chris Johnson 3B ATL 6 Months

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.

Chris Johnson 3B ATL 7 Months

Johnson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Johnson will take a three-game hitting streak with him to the bench Sunday. Phil Gosselin gets the call in his place, and will bat second for the Braves.

Chris Johnson 3B ATL 7 Months

Johnson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

Johnson had started 24 straight games for the Braves, so manager Fredi Gonzalez will grant him a day off in attempt to keep his batteries charged for the season's final month. Phil Gosselin will fill in for him at third base.

Chris Johnson 3B ATL 7 Months

Johnson went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored Monday against the Pirates.

Johnson is currently on a seven-game hitting streak and also has at least one RBI in each of his last three games. He doesn't provide a lot of power as he only has nine home runs this season, but he is hitting a solid .277.

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Chris Johnson hit a two-run double and scored a run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Johnson knocked a bases-loaded double in the third inning, and he scored the Braves' sixth run later in the inning. The two runs driven in were the continuation of a strong month for the third baseman, who now has 22 RBI in July after driving in 24 in the first three months of the season combined. Johnson is hitting .273/.295/.385 with eight home runs and 46 RBI overall.