Diamondbacks Acquire Chris Johnson
By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST
The Astros and Diamondbacks have announced they have made a trade.
The trade will send third basemen Chris Johnson of the Astros to the Diamondbacks for minor league outfielders Marc Krauss and Bobby Borchering.
Going in to a complete rebuild, the Astros have traded Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez, Carlos Lee and now Chris Johnson.
Johnson, 27, holds a Major League career line of .274/.314/.421 with 8 HR and 41 RBIs this season. However, the third baseman has never played more than 107 games in a season. He played 107 in 2011.
Borchering and Krauss were both drafted in the first and second rounds, respectively in the 2009 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Borchering, 21, holds a career minor league line of .262/.327/.450. Looking at the numbers, he has some power hitting 24 home runs for Class A+ Visalia in 2011.
Krauss, 24, again has some power, peaking at 25 home runs for Class A+ Visalia, too in 2010. He has a career minor league line of .279/.374/.485.
With this trade, the Diamondbacks will fill a long needed hole at third base this season.
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