Elliot Johnson 2B/SS CLE 4 Months

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/SS CLE 4 Months

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/SS CLE 5 Months

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/SS CLE 6 Months

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/SS CLE 6 Months

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/SS CLE 6 Months

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/SS CLE 7 Months

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.

Elliot Johnson 2B/SS CLE 8 Months

Indians signed INF Elliot Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson was non-tendered by the Braves in December after hitting .209/.255/.283 with two homers, 19 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 111 games last season. The 29-year-old could be in the mix for a backup infielder job in the spring.

Elliot Johnson 2B/SS CLE 10 Months

Braves non-tendered INF Elliot Johnson.

Johnson, 29, hit .209/.255/.283 with two homers, 19 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 111 games this past season between the Royals and Braves. He is now free to sign with any team.

Elliot Johnson 2B/SS CLE 12 Months

Elliot Johnson went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple and five RBI against the Phillies on Sunday.

Johnson entered the game with 14 RBI in 251 at-bats this season. He batted only .209 with two homers in 2013, but Johnson swiped 22 bags to add value in NL-only formats.