Report: Braves sign Chris Johnson to three-year extension
The Braves have locked up third baseman Chris Johnson for at least three more years.
The Braves and Johnson have agreed to a three-year contract extension with a club option for a fourth year, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately known. Johnson is making $4.75 million this season as a first-year arbitration-eligible player.
Johnson accompanied Justin Upton to Atlanta from Arizona in a January 2013 trade. He hit .321, second behind Michael Cuddyer in batting average in the National League. Johnson had 34 doubles, 12 homers and 68 RBI last season.
Source: #Braves agree with Chris Johnson to 3-yr extension plus club option. Buys out final 2 yrs of arb, plus 1 and possibly 2 yrs of FA.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 1, 2014
So far this season, Johnson is hitting .231 with just one home run. Reiter: Trading places: Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman on divergent paths