Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Johnson (foot) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday, the Nationals' official website reports.

It's merely a procedural transaction to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Johnson is hoping to join the Nationals in September or October, but he may end up missing the rest of the season.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 3 months ago

Johnson (foot) hopes to rejoin the Nationals in September or October, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Johnson won't even be able to jog for 8-to-10 weeks, and he isn't expected to resume baseball activities until the 12-week mark. Given that he had the surgery at the beginning of May, a return before September would be highly surprising.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 3 months ago

Johnson underwent minor surgery Saturday to repair a damaged tendon in his left foot, The Washington Post reports.

This was first reported as a foot injury, and then a calf strain, but it turns out the first diagnosis was closer to the truth. Reed is expected to return before the end of the season, but he won't be back by the All-Star break. There's no guarantee he'll have a role with the big-league club once he's healthy.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 3 months ago

Johnson (left calf strain) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday.

The injury was originally reported as a foot injury, but now that we know he has a calf strain he will be out indefinitely. Johnson was a bench bat who was being used sparingly so this should have minimal fantasy impact.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 3 months ago

Johnson pulled a muscle under his foot Tuesday and will be out indefinitely, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Mark Zuckerman reports.

Johnson apparently felt something pop, and Zuckerman reports that it sounds like Johnson will be out awhile. There will undoubtedly be tests performed Tuesday night or Wednesday morning to get a better diagnosis, and a DL stint could be forthcoming.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 4 months ago

Johnson got the start in left field on Saturday, going 1-for-4.

Jayson Werth (shoulder) could come off the DL as soon as Monday, which may cost Johnson his roster spot. Even in a deep NL-only league where every at-bat is precious, Johnson probably isn't worth picking up.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 4 months ago

Johnson will make the Nationals' Opening Day roster, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Johnson may have been a bit of a long shot to earn a roster spot out of camp initially, but with three Washington outfielders opening the year on the DL, the 38-year-old veteran will get his chance. He'll compete with Tyler Moore and Michael Taylor for reps until Jayson Werth (shoulder) and Denard Span (abdominal) are ready to return.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 4 months ago

Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Johnson was granted his unconditional release from the Marlins earlier Monday, and has already found a new home. With Denard Span expected to begin the season on the disabled list, Johnson could be a candidate for a roster spot. However, the Nats traded for Matt den Dekker on Monday as well, likely making him the favorite for the reserve outfield spot. However, Johnson will be available should other outfielders suffer an injury.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 4 months ago

Johnson has been given his unconditional release by the Marlins, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

With Ichiro Suzuki positioned as the fourth outfielder, Johnson's role would have been minimal if he had made the Opening Day roster. It's possible that he'll latch on elsewhere as a depth option, but at age-38, it's no guarantee.

Reed Johnson LF/RF WSH 5 months ago

Johnson and the Marlins have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invite to major league spring training.After electing to become a free agent back in October, Johnson will now rejoin the Marlins, looking for a shot to make the Opening Day roster. His extensive major league experience could help his bid, but he posted an ugly .235/.266/.348 slash line over 201 plate appearances for the Marlins last season. Johnson will likely be in the mix for the fourth and fifth outfield spots, along with the likes of Ichiro Suzuki and Jeff Baker.