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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...
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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 minor league news and notes

The Cincinnati Reds made two roster moves on the farm in this past week. The organization released RHP Marcus Walden and 1B Dan Johnson. Walden had pitched just one game for Pensacola, throwing just 3.0 innings. Johnson had garnered more playing time, racking up 40 plate appearances in Louisville, but he was hitting just .069 through nine games, though he did have a .325 on-base...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 24, 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 AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Dan Johnson working on a knuckleball to extend career

Years ago Dan Johnson was viewed as an up-and-coming slugger.  He was a power hitting first baseman whose bat was going to take him a long way.  But, nine years an four teams later the 35-year-old Johnson is looking for a job.  In order to extend his career, Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting that Johnson is working on developing his knuckle ball to keep his career going. Johnson...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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