Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 8 months ago

Johnson (oblique) was placed on the disabled list by Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Johnson has been solid for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, hitting for a .265/.351/.373 slash line. He will be replaced by Luis Mateo, an All-Star selection from the Texas League.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 10 months ago

Johnson was traded from the Rangers to the Dodgers on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations, John Blake of texasrangers.com reports.

Johnson wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster in Texas, and that's probably still the case in Los Angeles, as the Dodgers have solid infield depth. This may just be a case of the Dodgers using their deep pockets to provide insurance for a worst-case scenario.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 12 months ago

Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Monday that includes an invite to spring training, the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

This news came the same day that it was announced that Jurickson Profar would miss the entire season after shoulder surgery, so it is understandable that the Rangers were searching for some middle infield depth. Johnson has some speed, but he is a career .215 hitter in 826 plate appearances in the big leagues, so there is not much upside here from a fantasy perspective. Look for him to start the year at Triple-A.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 2 years ago

Elliot Johnson has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Columbus.

Johnson could have declared free agency after being removed from the 40-man roster. Instead, he's decided to remain in the organization.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 2 years ago

Indians sent INF/OF Elliot Johnson outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Johnson had been designated for assignment last weekend. The veteran utility player has the option of refusing the assignment and accepting free agency.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 2 years ago

Indians designated infielder-outfielder Elliot Johnson for assignment.

There was no good reason for the Indians to keep Johnson coming out of spring training, and it was really surprising to see him stick after Michael Bourn and Jason Giambi came off the DL. Friday's ugly game defensively at second base finally got him the boot after he went 2-for-19 in seven games.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 2 years ago

Indians purchased the contract of INF Elliot Johnson from Triple-A Columbus.

Johnson had been told he'd made the club earlier Saturday, and the roster move makes it official. Infielder David Adams was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Johnson.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 2 years ago

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti announced Saturday that Elliot Johnson has won a bench spot on the team's Opening Day roster.

The 30-year-old utilityman can attribute that roster spot to a strong Cactus League season where he slashed .350/.381/.650 with a pair of homers and eight RBI in 40 at-bats. He holds no fantasy value outside of insanely deep AL-only formats.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 2 years ago

Elliot Johnson went 2-for-2 with a home run as the Indians defeated the Royals 12-6 on Thursday.

Johnson hit a solo shot off of Everett Teaford in the eighth inning. A non-roster invitee, Johnson is now hitting .429 in 21 Cactus League at-bats. The Indians, though, may want to pay more attention to his career .592 OPS.

Elliot Johnson 2B LAD 2 years ago

Elliot Johnson blasted a two-run home run for the Indians on Thursday.

It was Johnson's only hit in two at-bats, but it was a big one. It tied the game up at two apiece and become the first of four consecutive innings in which the Indians posted a crooked number. Johnson, a non-roster invitee, is trying to make the team as a utilityman.