Diamondbac​ks 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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Posted on July 29, 2012, in MLB and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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