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DAN JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays Injury Update: Dan Johnson placed on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Houston Astros on Thursday by the score of 6-5. The win improved the Blue Jays record to 60-50, second in the American League East. The offense which is third in the Major Leagues in runs scored, overcame a shaky outing by starter Drew Hutchison, who allowed four runs on six hits in three innings. The Blue Jays were without Dan Johnson due to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Johnson is back in the big leagues with the Blue Jays

Dan Johnson, perpetually bouncing back and forth from Triple-A to the majors, is now in the big leagues again with the Blue Jays. Toronto placed Adam Lind on the disabled list with a broken foot and called up Johnson, the 34-year-old first baseman/journeyman/Rays hero who was hitting .248 with 17 homers, more walks (79) than strikeouts (69), and an .873 OPS in 94 games at Triple-A.
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Notes: Toronto signs Dan Johnson to Minor League deal

American League East pitchers beware, The Toronto Blue Jays have inked first baseman Dan Johnson to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The 34-year old veteran spent the majority of 2013 playing at the Triple-A level in the New York Yankees organization, save for brief three game cameo with the Baltimore Orioles in September. #BlueJays announce signing of Dan...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Johnson released by Yankees, Rays fans celebrate

getty images The Tampa Bay Rays have appeared in the post season three times with Dan Johnson on the roster. They have never made the post season without him. On Thursday the New York Yankees released Johnson from a minor league contract at the request of the 34-year-old after it was decided that he would not make the September roster. Johnson hit .254/.379/.447 with 21 home runs...
Via Tireball.com
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees: Dan Johnson starting at first base are you kidding me

Dan Johnson is best known as the ‘hero’ from infamous Wild Card Wednesday, as he hit the tying home run to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Mark Teixeira (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yankees to get into the 2011 playoffs. But that is about it, as Johnson is kind of like a David Tyree of baseball. The Yankees signed Johnson to a minor league deal during the off-season, obviously...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League deal for Dan Johnson

The Yankees have signed left-handed hitting infielder/DH Dan Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. If Johnson makes the team, he will earn $900,000. Johnson, 33, had eight hits in just 22 at-bats in 2012 with the Chicago White Sox. He can play both corner infield positions, which could be valuable if Mark Teixeira or Kevin Youkilis need a day off. Yankee...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

1B Dan Johnson joins Chicago White Sox

First baseman Dan Johnson, whose dramatic home run on the final night of the regular season helped Tampa Bay reach last year's playoffs, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. Johnson hit a tying, two-out, two-strike homer off Cory Wade in the ninth inning of regular-season finale against the Yankees, and Evan Longoria's 12th-inning homer won the...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Russ Canzler, Dan Johnson, and the Quad-A Label

There’s something strangely fitting about the fact that both Russ Canzler and Dan Johnson have found new homes in the last 24 hours. Canzler was traded yesterday from the Rays to the Indians for cash considerations, and Johnson signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox this afternoon. This is despite the fact that the Rays — those masters of market inefficiencies; those buy...
Via Fangraphs
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox, 1B Johnson agree to minor league deal

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Dan Johnson to a minor league deal on Wednesday, according to the St. Petersburg Times.Johnson is best known for the three-run home run he hit on the final day of the regular season last year against the New York Yankees that led to a playoff birth for the Tampa Bay Rays.The 32-year-old hit .119 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in 84 at bats last season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays' Johnson elects to become free agent

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Dan Johnson has elected to become a free agent after declining an assignment to Triple-A.The team outrighted the veteran infielder earlier Thursday.The 32-year-old had a dismal year with the major-league club, hitting just .119 with two home runs and four RBIs in 84 at-bats.His lone bright spot came on the final day of the regular season, when his two...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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