Indians & Braves complete trade

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the Major League roster:

Acquired INF CHRIS JOHNSON from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for OF MICHAEL BOURN, OF NICK SWISHER and cash.

Johnson, 30, owns a career batting average of .280 (693-2478) with 139 doubles, 10 triples, 57 home runs and 308 RBI across seven Major League seasons with Arizona and Atlanta after debuting with Houston in 2009. He finished second to Michael Cuddyer in the 2013 National League batting race, hitting a career-best .321 (165-514) with 34 2B, 12HR & 68 RBI and collected single-season career-bests that season in hits, doubles and runs (54).

The right-handed hitting, Ft. Myers, FL native missed most of this May with a fractured left hand and is batting .235 (36-153) with 7 doubles, 2 home runs and 11 RBI in 56 games. He is hitting .323 (20-62) with an OPS of .747 against left-handed pitching this season and has appeared in 23 games at third base and 20 games at first base for the Braves. He owns a career batting average of .313 (201-642) off LHP with a .788 OPS.

Chris Johnson Career Stats

Year

Team

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

OPS

2009

Houston Astros

.091

11

22

1

2

0

0

0

1

1

6

0

0

.130

.091

.221

2010

Houston Astros

.308

94

341

40

105

22

2

11

52

15

91

3

0

.337

.481

.818

2011

Houston Astros

.251

107

378

32

95

21

3

7

42

16

97

2

2

.291

.378

.669

2012

Houston Astros

.279

92

341

36

95

21

3

8

41

23

92

4

1

.329

.428

.757

 

Arizona Diamondbacks

.286

44

147

12

42

7

2

7

35

8

40

1

0

.321

.503

.824

2013

Atlanta Braves

.321

142

514

54

165

34

0

12

68

29

116

0

0

.358

.457

.815

2014

Atlanta Braves

.263

153

582

43

153

27

0

10

58

23

159

6

0

.292

.361

.653

2015

Atlanta Braves

.235

56

153

12

36

7

0

2

11

7

49

2

1

.272

.322

.595

 

Major League Totals

.280

699

2478

230

693

139

10

57

308

122

650

18

4

.316

.413

.729

Swisher spent nearly three seasons with Cleveland, hitting .228 (230-1010) with 51 2B, 2 3B, 32 HR and 113 RBI in 272 games. Between two stints on the D.L. this year he has batted .198 (20-101) with 4 2B, 2 HR & 8 RBI in 30 games.

Bourn also spent nearly three seasons with the Indians, batting .257 (323-1258) with 50 2B, 17 3B, 9 HR, 97 RBI and 46 steals in 331 games. So far this season he has batted .246 (71-289) with 12 2B, 1 3B, 19 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 95 games in 2015.