Rays’ Hero Dan Johnson Back, but as a Knuckleballer

First baseman Dan Johnson has had a mostly under-the-radar big-league career except for his time with the Tampa Bay Rays. Probably remembered by most for his game-tying solo shot in the exceptionally dramatic final day of the 2011 regular season, Johnson recently returned to the team…but with a new role. As Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported this week, Johnson signed...
Via Baseball Essential
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals promote 1B Dan Johnson from Triple-A Memphis

CHICAGO (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have promoted first baseman Dan Johnson from Triple-A Memphis and optioned two relievers to the minor league team. The NL Central leaders sent lefty Tyler Lyons and righty Marcus Hatley to Memphis on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Johnson has played in nine major league seasons with five American League clubs. He was hitting .265 with 11 home runs...
Via Associated Press
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Promote 1st Baseman Dan Johnson

PITCHERS TYLER LYONS AND MARCUS HATLEY OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) CHICAGO, Ill., July 8, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s series finale in Chicago that they have purchased first baseman Dan Johnson from Memphis (AAA) and optioned left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (the 26th man for yesterday’s double-header) and right-handed pitcher Marcus [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Dan Johnson is a stopgap solution

I know, everyone wanted Stephen Piscotty to be called up. When the kid was scratched Tuesday night, the thumbs across Cardinal Nation nearly blew up Twitter. In the end, the St. Louis Cardinals called up journeyman first baseman Dan Johnson from Memphis and sent pitcher Marcus Hatley down. A 40 man roster move will have to made today to accommodate the inclusion of Johnson but that...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals call up 35-year-old 1B Dan Johnson from Triple A

ST. LOUIS -- Next man up.  The Cardinals purchased first baseman Dan Johnson from Triple A Memphis on Wednesday and optioned left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader) and right-handed pitcher Marcus Hatley.  Johnson, a veteran of nine seasons in the majors -- all in the American League -- signed with the Cardinals as a minor league free-agent in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds get Dan Johnson from Astros, send Lohman to Phillies

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Reds acquired first baseman Dan Johnson from the Astros on Thursday for a player to be chosen later or cash, one of two trades involving minor leaguers. They also sent infielder Devin Lohman to the Phillies for a player to be chosen later or cash. Johnson played in 15 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .211 with a homer and seven RBIs. He left...
Via Associated Press
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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