Chris Johnson

1B / Miami Marlins / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 225 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Marlins' Chris Johnson: Signs one-year contract with Marlins

      Johnson inked a one-year contract with the Marlins on Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Given the depth for the Marlins in the infield, it's tough to see Johnson earning a starting job for the club, but he should battle for a spot as a utility infielder. The veteran played 83 games between the Braves and Indians last season, batting .255/.272/.320 with tree home runs and 18 RBI combined between the two over 243 at-bats, but offers little to look forward to in most fantasy leagues.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Chris Johnson: Released by Indians

      Johnson was released by the Indians on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Just days after being DFA'd by the Indians, Johnson was officially released Tuesday and will hit free agency. The 31-year-old corner infielder batted .289/.312/.367 down the stretch with the Indians last season and could be a fit for an American League team looking for a DH or depth infield option.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Indians' Chris Johnson: Designated for assignment

      Johnson was designated for assignment Thursday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Johnson was traded over to the Indians during the 2015 season and played reasonably well as a member of the Tribe, batting .289 with seven RBI in 90 at-bats, but he also struck out 25 times in that span. With the Indians' recent addition of Rajai Davis, the club opted to DFA Johnson in order to clear a roster spot for the veteran outfielder. "It was a tough decision. As we looked at how we'd allocate playing time on our roster moving forward, we found it' be pretty difficult to get [Johnson] some at-bats. That led to the decision," said president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Indians 3B Giovanny Urshela sits out second straight game

      Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela is out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox. Urshela is sitting for the second consecutive night, as manager Terry Francona has elected to give Chris Johnson the start at third base. The rookie has had a tough go in his first exposure to the majors, posting an on-base percentage of .278 and providing only 14 extra-base hits in 257 at-bats. He could lose more time to Johnson and Jose Ramirez at the hot corner over the final two weeks of the regular season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Indians activate Floyd, Johnson from DL; recall Armstrong

      The Indians announced a series of roster moves on Tuesday. The Indians activated right-hander Gavin Floyd and infielder Chris Johnson from the disabled list. They also recalled Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus. Floyd has not pitched this season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. He was expected to miss the entire 2015 campaign but his recovery went better than originally thought. Johnson, who came over from the Braves in a waiver deal earlier this month, was placed on the DL back on Aug. 18 with an infection stemming from a spider bite. He was 9 for 21 in six games with the Indians prior to the injury. Armstrong was up earlier this year with the Indians, pitching 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Francona: Indians 1B Chris Johnson to be activated Tuesday

      Terry Francona has declared that Indians first baseman Chris Johnson will rejoin the team Sunday and be activated off the disabled list Tuesday, barring any setbacks, per MLB.com. Johnson, who landed on the DL due to a spider bite infection, hit well with his new team before going down. He is batting .429 (9-for-21) since arriving in Cleveland. He had all but taken over as the starting first baseman with Carlos Santana moving to designated hitter.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Indians' Chris Johnson sent to 15-day DL with bug bite

      The Indians have placed infielder Chris Johnson on the 15-day disabled list. Johnson has been bothered by the after effects of a bug bite on his left index finger over the weekend. He has been out of action since Sunday.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Spider bite could land Indians 1B Chris Johnson on DL

      Terry Francona has stated that Indians newcomer Chris Johnson will be monitored closely over the next day to determine if the severity of the spider bite on his finger warrants a stint on the disabled list, per MLB.com. The first baseman hit well upon his arrival, but has been sidelined since Saturday.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Indians 1B Chris Johnson remains a no-go Monday in Boston

      Indians first baseman Chris Johnson is still out Monday in Boston with a finger issue allegedly caused by a spider bite. Johnson has performed well since coming over from Atlanta with nine hits, including three doubles, in 21 at-bats.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Indians 3B Chris Johnson misses Sunday game due to bug bite

      Indians third baseman Chris Johnson was not available for Sunday's game against the Twins because of a bug bite on his left index finger, per MLB.com. Johnson suffered the bite on Saturday but the swelling got worse throughout the night and leading into Sunday's game. He is listed as day-to-day by the team.

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