Category: ‘Third Basemen’

A Closer Look at Chris Johnson’s Breakout Season with the Atlanta Braves
August 8th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
When the trade that brought Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for fan-favorite Martin Prado and multiple prospects was announced, few Braves fans had any idea who Johnson was, or how important he would be to Atlanta's offense in the 2013 season.  After spending his first...

Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson Had a Ridiculous July for Atlanta Braves
August 1st, 2013 at 3:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been red hot for the past week, but Chris Johnson and Andrelton Simmons really turned it on for the month of July. Simmons may not have the batting average Johnson does, but he's put the ball in play pretty much all the time. He only struck out...

Atlanta Braves Players Believe Ryan Braun Suspension Should Be Longer
July 23rd, 2013 at 8:25 PM
The suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left a severely sour taste in baseball fans' mouths. And though most are glad Major League Baseball suspended the steroid user for 65 games, many Atlanta Braves players think he should have gotten a bigger suspension, reports. Under the deal Braun...

Atlanta Braves Designate Juan Francisco for Assignment, Promote Alex Wood
May 30th, 2013 at 3:31 PM
The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen Thursday by calling up left-hander Alex Wood from Double-A Mississippi. To make room for Wood, the Braves designated Juan Francisco for assignment, Dave O'Brien tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco hit .241 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 115 at-bats. He also struck out 43 times and hit...

Chris Johnson to Start at Third Base for Atlanta Braves
April 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Both Chris Johnson and Juan Francisco have been hitting well for the Atlanta Braves, and Fredi Gonzalez was affirmative to Johnson taking over the third base job when Freddie Freeman returns from the disabled list. ***VIDEO1***   "He'll play third," Gonzalez said on "The guy is leading the league in hitting." Johnson is...