Johnson Poised for Every-Day Role

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Johnson Poised for Every-Day Role
USA TODAY Sports

With Freddie Freeman set to return to the Braves lineup on Monday in Colorado, manager Fredi Gonzalez had a choice to make at third base, and Chris Johnson has all but made it for him. Entering Sunday, Johnson was hitting .418 (23-for-25) to lead the National League and had multi-hit games in seven of his past 11 games. When Freeman returns to first base, Gonzalez is expected to give Johnson the every-day role at third base, instead of platooning with Juan Francisco.

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