The Houston Astros made another move by trading third baseman Chris Johnson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfield prospects Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss. This is the fifth trade that the Astros have made this season, and in the case with Johnson he was shocked to learn that he had been moved:
"I know that's strange to say because it seems like everybody's getting traded over here, but I was pretty surprised," Johnson said. "When they called me out of the cage, I was in shock. I didn't know what to do. This is all pretty new to me."
As for the players that the Astros received, outfielder Krauss is having a good year in Double-A, his second year at that level. He is hitting .283 with a .416 on-base percentage and a .509 slugging percentage. Krauss is only 24-years-old and had played both left and right field for the Diamondbacks.
The other outfielder is Bochering has power with 20 home runs in 102 games between high Single-A and Double-A, however he has 123 strikeouts to go with those home runs..
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