According to media reports on Thursday, former Stetson
baseball star Chris Johnson was included in a seven-player trade that sent the
third baseman to the Atlanta Braves after less than a season with the Arizona
Johnson, who signed a $2.3 million deal with Arizona earlier
this month, was moved with outfielder Justin Upton in return for Martin Prado,
Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill, and Brandon Drury.
The former Stetson Hatter will be replacing the iconic
Chipper Jones at third base for the Braves.
Jones, a DeLand Native, is the God son of Stetson head coach Pete Dunn. Jones's father Larry was Coach Dunn's teammate
and roommate at Stetson, and an assistant coach with the Hatters for a decade.
Johnson hit .281 with career-bests of 15 home runs and 76
runs batted in during 136 games with the Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros last
season. The third baseman also recorded career highs of 28 doubles and five
triples in his fourth season in the majors.