Cleveland Indians Hoping to Draw Fans with New Bacon-Wrapped, Deep-Fried Outfielder

The Cleveland Indians have debuted a new player the organization hopes will boost the organization’s stagnant attendance, a bacon-wrapped outfielder that can run, catch and hit while also smelling like delicious bacon. “There’s an element of people who come to a MLB ballpark just because they love baseball,” said Indians general manager Chris Antonetti. “We have those fans...
Via Sports Pickle
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Johnson disagrees with results of controversial replay challenge

CLEVELAND -- Elliot Johnson got his second start of the season in right field during the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against San Diego, but Wednesday was one of those days that he would like to quickly move on from. Johnson was involved in a controversial replay challenge during the first inning and then was unable to move over the potential tying run during the eighth...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vinnie Pestano and Elliot Johnson make Tribe’s 25-man roster

  Vinnie Pestano may have spent last fall as an outsider looking in, but he will get a chance at redemption this summer as the right-handed reliever has officially made the Cleveland Indians’ 25-man roster. Pestano was told this weekend that he will be one of the arms in the Tribe’s bullpen on Opening Day—a spot that was all but certain heading into Spring Training. Last season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe signs Elliot Johnson to Minor League deal

The Cleveland Indians have made another minor league deal with an invite to spring training. With spring training just over the horizon, the Indians have inked switch-hitting infielder Elliot Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp in spring training. Johnson, 29, played last season with Central Division rival Kansas City before he was released in late August...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians, INF Elliot Johnson agree to minor deal

Versatile free agent infielder Elliott Johnson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Indians that includes an invitation to big league spring training camp. The 29-year-old split last season between Kansas City and Atlanta. He batted .261 with five doubles, two triples and 10 RBIs as the Braves regular second baseman over the final five weeks. He was claimed off waivers...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elliot Johnson takes scary tumble into dugout

The Atlanta Braves' Elliot Johnson makes a tremendous effort chasing a foul pop-up, sending him flying into the Phillies' dugout during the sixth inning of Sunday's game. The third baseman chased a foul ball right through an opening in the dugout and got nary a hand from his Philadelphia counterparts as he tumbled down the stairs. But after the scary-looking play,...
Via The Other Paper
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Elliot Johnson Thinks He’s A NASCAR Driver In Post-Game Interview

That was quite an impressive performance by Braves second baseman Elliot Johnson.  Johnson thanked the pit crew and his sponsors in the wake of his legging out a triple.  The only thing he left out was “the car ran well.”  I thought that was a staple of NASCAR interviews. According to Tim Kurkjian, Johnson is the first player to hit a triple in his first at-bat in inter-league...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves claim utility infielder Johnson off waivers

The Braves have added some depth to their thin infield, claiming utility man Elliot Johnson on release waivers from the Royals. Primarily a shortstop and second baseman, Johnson is hitting .179.218.241 and has 14 steals in 14 attempts. But he was hitless in his last 31 at-bats before Kansas City designated him for assignment on Aug. 15 to clear space for infielder Emilio Bonifacio...
Via Fox Sports South
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Elliot Johnson seizing job at 2nd Base

by John Viril— All season long, the Kansas City Royals have struggled to get production at 2nd base. Chris Getz opened the season as the starter and proceeded to hit .212/.273/.288 for a miserable .561 OPS. 38-year-old utility player Miguel Tejada has performed well in limited duty (.310/.355/.448), but manager Ned Yost wisely does not wish to over-expose him. Enter fellow utility...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays SS accepts invite to play catch

A Rays fan tailgating in the Tropicana Field parking lot before Wednesday's game invited shortstop Elliot Johnson out to the lot for a game of catch. Johnson obliged.

Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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