Dan Johnson 1B STL 3 months ago

Johnson has elected to become a free agent, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 7 months ago

Johnson is in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

After being recalled Wednesday, Johnson will slot into the Cards' lineup in the eighth spot. He has hit 11 home runs at the Triple-A level this season and has shown good plate discipline with 42 walks in 294 at-bats.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 7 months ago

Johnson was recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday.

The Cardinals optioned both Tyler Lyons and Marcus Hatley to the minors Wednesday, so Johnson will fill one of the vacant roster spots. The first baseman has not appeared in a major league game this season, and he holds a modest .242/.350/.427 slash line at Triple-A.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 9 months ago

Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

Johnson spent the beginning of the season with Triple-A Louisville of the Reds organization, but an underwhelming start to the season led to his release. He will now provide the Cardinals with organizational depth, looking to turn things around from a slow start.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 11 months ago

Johnson, who was acquired from the Astros on Thursday, won't report to the Reds' major league camp, instead going directly to their minor league camp.

Johnson essentially is an insurance policy in case Joey Votto has another long-term injury, so that they have a better alternative at first base than Donald Lutz or moving Brayan Pena out from behind the plate.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 11 months ago

The Astros traded Johnson to the Reds on Thursday in exchange for cash or a player to be named later, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson wasn't likely to play for the Astros any time soon, so the team decided to ship him to Cincinnati to give him a chance to make an impact there. Johnson figures to compete for a bench spot with the Reds, but it seems most likely his season begins with Triple-A Lousville.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 1 year ago

Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Tuesday. His deal includes an invitation to spring training.

Johnson will head to Houston in search of a roster spot after spending last season in the Blue Jays organization. The 15 games he played with Toronto last year were his most in a season since 2011, so he is going to have to make quite an impression to come away with a spot on the Opening Day roster.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 1 year ago

Johnson was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Blue Jays, and will elect to hit free agency, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Johnson, who was hurt for part of the year and spent extended time in the minors, appeared in just 15 games for the Blue Jays in 2014. Some teams may be interested in the 34-year-old, but at this point in his career he likely won't command a lot of suitors in free agency.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 1 year ago

The Blue Jays activated Johnson (hamstring) from the disabled list Tuesday.

Johnson missed a month due to his hamstring injury, but he will be available for the Blue Jays in September. Expect him to serve primarily as a pinch-hitter.

Dan Johnson 1B STL 1 year ago

Johnson (hamstring) will start his rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday night, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

The Jays may not have a use for Johnson now that Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind are both healthy, which could lead to an eventual return to Triple-A Buffalo for Johnson upon the conclusion of his rehab assignment.