7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
1 month ago

Johnson (forearm) underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair his broken right forearm, David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson suffered a broken ulna bone in his forearm after being hit by a pitch Saturday. He had 10 screws inserted into his arm during Tuesday's surgery and is currently expected to miss six-to-eight weeks of action.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
1 month ago

Johnson suffered a broken ulna bone after being hit by a pitch on his right forearm in Saturday's game with Triple-A Norfolk, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson, who signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles in February, was hit by a pitch in spring training that sent him to the X-ray room, too. Unfortunately for the 32-year-old, Saturday's results did not come back with positive news like the previous report. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that Johnson will be out a minimum of six weeks.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
2 months ago

Johnson re-signed with the Orioles on a minor league deal Wednesday and will report to Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson becomes reunited with Baltimore after having been released Monday. The veteran third baseman hit .269 with three home runs and 11 RBI through 24 spring games, yet led the team with 17 strikeouts. He'll look to work his way back into the majors with a solid performance at Norfolk, but finds himself behind Manny Machado and Ryan Flaherty on the organizational depth chart.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
2 months ago

Johnson was released by the Orioles on Monday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was 18-for-67 with three homers and a 2:17 BB:K (.269/.310/.493) before being released by the Orioles. He played in 113 games with the Marlins last season, slashing .222/.281/.329 with five homers and 24 RBI. The 32-year-old will try to catch on as a reserve infielder somewhere else.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
3 months ago

Johnson went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in Sunday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson, who missed a couple days after being hit by a pitch Thursday, is now 7-for-20 with four doubles this spring. The veteran is three years removed from a season that saw him post a 2.1 WAR with a .321 batting average and an .816 OPS. If he can come anything close to that, he'll be an asset for the Orioles as a backup corner infielder. With the spring roster being thinned out due to the World Baseball Classic, Johnson is in line for a heavy workload through the rest of the Grapefruit League schedule.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
3 months ago

Johnson, who was hit in the hand by a pitch Thursday, received negative results back on his X-rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is good news for the 32-year-old, who had to exit Thursday's game after being plunked in the hand by a pitch. He still may miss some time with soreness, but he shouldn't be out very long, if at all. With Manny Machado and Ryan Flaherty ahead of him at third base, Johnson will likely start the year off in Triple-A.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
3 months ago

Johnson is likely set to have an X-ray on his right hand after he was hit by a pitch in his thumb area, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was hit by a pitch in Thursday's game and had to be pinch-run for, but not much more is known about the severity of his injury. He will likely have an X-ray soon, and then it will become more clear if anything further needs to be done.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
3 months ago

Johnson signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Peter Schmuck reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson, 32, is a .275/.313/.404 career hitter over eight major league seasons with the Astros, Diamondbacks, Braves, Indians and Marlins. He played in 113 games for Miami last year, hitting .222/.281/.319 with five homers and 24 RBI. Johnson figures to get plenty of playing time this spring at third base during Grapefruit League play while starter Manny Machado is absent playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. The veteran is the son of Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson and projects to spend the season as the starting third baseman for his dad.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
9 months ago

Johnson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Xavier Scruggs, who was recalled Friday, is set to make his first big league start of 2016 at first base when the Marlins open their series with the Pirates. Johnson has been platooning with Derek Dietrich at first base in Justin Bour's absence. The 31-year-old Johnson is hitting a mere .221/.312/.397 since the All-Star break.

7DChris Johnson
1B/3B/DH MIA
9 months ago

Johnson is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Reds, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has started Miami's last two games, both of which were against left-handed pitching. However, with Anthony DeSclafani taking the mound for Cincinnati on Tuesday night, Johnson will be replaced by Derek Dietrich at first base.