Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA 1 Month
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.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA 6 Months
Johnson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies, Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Johnson will sit for the third game in a row, giving way to Garrett Jones in right field. He's hit well recently, but with the season winding down, the Marlins appear to be turning more to their younger players.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA 6 Months
Johnson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals.
Johnson has started four of the last five games in right field, but will give way to Enrique Hernandez on Sunday afternoon. Although he has five hits over his last four games, the Marlins may elect to continue to sit the 37-year-old in an effort to take a longer look at their younger outfielders.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA 7 Months
Johnson got the start in right field Sunday, but went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, dropping his average to .215 on the season.
The Marlins mixed and matched their outfield over the weekend in the first series since Giancarlo Stanton sustained an injury that is likely to end his season. Johnson could continue to see time against left-handed pitching, against which he's posted a .279/.297/.377 slash line, but his limitations at the plate are likely to keep him on the bench more often than not.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA 11 Months
Reed Johnson went 2-for-5 with a homer in the rout of the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Johnson doesn't play much, but the 37-year-old has performed whenever called upon in 2014. Coming off a season in which he slashed just .244/.311/.341 in 136 plate appearances, Johnson had put up a .340/.370/.560 in 50 at-bats. Because his playing time is sporadic, Johnson can only be used in deep NL-only formats.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA 12 Months
Marlins selected the contract of OF Reed Johnson.
The 37-year-old beat out Brian Bogusevic to be the Marlins fourth outfielder this spring. He has the ability to play all three outfield positions, which makes him a valuable bench piece for the Fish, but irrelevant in most fantasy leagues.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA Jan 03 '80
Reed Johnson has made the Marlins as a backup outfielder.
Johnson, a non-roster invitee, is hitting .410 (16-for-39) with one home run and four doubles over 14 games during Grapefruit League play. The 37-year-old should be a useful bench piece for Miami, but he's unlikely to be fantasy relevant.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA Dec 19 '79
Reed Johnson went 5-for-5 with a double in the rout of the Mets on Monday.
Five-hit games in spring training are quite the rarity. Especially in the first half of March, players rarely get five at-bats in the first place. Johnson, bidding to make the Marlins as a fourth outfielder, is 9-for-17 with four RBI. He'll likely have a roster spot.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA Nov 11 '79
Marlins signed OF Reed Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Johnson hit only .244/.311/.341 this past season, but he's a career .311/.366/.456 hitter against lefties and can play all three outfield positions. He'll have no trouble landing an Opening Day roster spot.
Reed Johnson LF/RF MIA Aug 15 '79
Braves general manager Frank Wren said that declining Reed Johnson's contract option doesn't preclude the possibility of the veteran outfielder's return.
The Braves declined Johnson's $1.6 million option for the 2014 season on Monday, opting instead to pay him a $150,000 buyout. Johnson slashed a measly .244/.311/.341 in limited run with Atlanta this past season. Johnson, a career .311/.366/.456 hitter against lefties who can play all three outfield positions, should find a major league contract this winter.