Dan Johnson 1B TOR 4 Days

Dan Johnson knocked in two runs in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Johnson had an RBI double in the fourth inning and later added a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The 34-year-old journeyman is getting a chance to fill in at first base due to injuries to Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind, but the playoff hopeful Blue Jays will undoubtedly attempt to find another bat via trade leading up to July 31.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 13 Days

Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays will call up Dan Johnson prior to Friday's game.

They need someone to take the roster spot of Adam Lind (foot), who is headed to the DL. Johnson has batted .248/.402/.471 with 17 homers over 94 games this season for Triple-A Buffalo. He would figure to see plenty of playing time at first base and the DH spot and is worth scooping up in AL-only leagues.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 4 Months

Dan Johnson hit his third spring homer Tuesday in the Blue Jays' 3-2 victory over the Tigers.

Three-quarters of Johnson's hits have been homers, but that's no so far off the norm. In the last four seasons, he has 40 hits in 222 major league at-bats, 12 of them homers. Even though his ability to supply the long ball could be useful off the bench, there won't be room for him on the Blue Jays unless someone gets hurt.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 8 Months

Blue Jays signed 1B Dan Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson had just five at-bats at the major league level this past season but hit .250/.378/.439 with 21 homers at Triple-A for the Yankees and Orioles. He's likely to begin the 2014 season back at Triple-A.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 9 Months

Dan Johnson has elected free agency.

He had been outrighted off the Orioles' 40-man roster. Johnson got just five plate appearances this year at the major league level and didn't manage a hit.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 9 Months

Orioles sent 1B/DH Dan Johnson outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Johnson got just five plate appearances this year at the major league level and did manage a hit. The 34-year-old is now officially off the Orioles' 40-man roster.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 10 Months

Orioles purchased the contract of 1B/DH Dan Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Johnson was inked to a minor league deal late last month and will now provide a bench bat down the stretch. He's spent all season at Triple-A, hitting .250/.378/.439 with 21 homers.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 11 Months

Orioles signed 1B/DH Dan Johnson to a minor league contract.

It comes after Johnson opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees on Thursday. The owner of a .253/.379/.447 batting line with 21 homers and 69 RBI at Triple-A this season, he'll likely be up as a bench bat next month.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 11 Months

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Orioles are the "possible favorite" to sign Dan Johnson.

Johnson opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees on Thursday and could be on the verge of a major league deal with Baltimore. The O's are trying to land Michael Morse to fill their need for a right-handed hitter, but apparently they'd like to add some pop from the left side, as well.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR 11 Months

Yankees released 1B/DH Dan Johnson.

It's not clear if Johnson is poised to sign elsewhere or if he just asked for his release because he was told he wasn't coming up in September. He's spent all of this season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .253/.379/.447 with 21 homers and 69 RBI.