Diamondbacks get 3B Johnson from Astros

Diamondbacks get 3B Johnson from Astros

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HOUSTON TX - JULY 29: Chris Johnson #23 of the Houston Astros speaks with the media after learning that he had been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park on July 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros traded starting third baseman Chris Johnson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for two minor leaguers on Sunday.

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said that the Astros got infielder Bobby Borchering and outfielder Marc Krauss in the deal.

Johnson was hitting .279 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs in 92 games for the Astros this season. He has spent his entire four-year career with the Astros, hitting .274 with 26 home runs and 136 RBIs.

Borchering has hit 20 home runs and 68 RBIs combined this season in the Diamondbacks' Class A Visalia and Double-A Mobile affiliates. He was Arizona's first pick in the 2009 draft and was rated by Baseball America as the best power hitter in the D-backs organization in 2012. Krauss was hitting .283 with 15 home runs and 61 RBIs at Mobile.

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