Dan Johnson 1B TOR 1 Month

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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR Jan 24 '13

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

Johnson batted .267/.388/.492 with 28 home runs and 85 RBI in 137 games last season at Triple-A Charlotte -- an affiliate of the White Sox. The 33-year-old will probably open 2013 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Dan Johnson 1B TOR Dec 05 '12

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that Dan Johnson has interest in returning to the Rays, but may end up signing with a Japanese team.

Johnson was recently non-tendered by the White Sox after appearing in 14 games as a September call-up. He would likely have to accept a minor league deal with the Rays, so guaranteed money in Japan could be a better bet.