The Miami Marlins inked the eternal, high-socked spark-plug Reed Johnson to a minor league deal yesterday as the veteran outfielder attempts to prolong his presence on the baseball field. The 38-year old Johnson will look to latch back on with the Marlins once the team finalizes it’s Opening Day roster.
The #Marlins have signed OF Reed Johnson to a minor league contract with...
MIAMI (AP) Outfielder Reed Johnson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and has been invited to bug league spring training.
Johnson hit .235 in 187 at-bats last year, his 12th in the majors and first season with the Marlins. He will compete for a spot as a reserve outfielder.
The agreement was announced Tuesday, three days before Marlins pitchers and catchers report.
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February 17, 2015
The Miami Marlins announced the signing of veteran outfielder Reed Johnson to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training on Tuesday afternoon.
Johnson, who has spent 12 seasons in the big leagues, played with the Marlins in 2014. As the fourth outfielder, he batted .235 with 15 doubles, two home runs and 25 RBI in 113 games. In a pinch-hitting role, Johnson hit .239...
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Major league administrative...
Reed Johnson has made the Miami Marlins as a reserve outfielder.
Johnson, 37, will operate as a reserve outfielder. This spring he hit .410 (16-for-39) with one home run and four doubles over 14 games earning a spot on the bench.
If nothing else Johnson gives the Marlins a low cost veteran who will not embarrass himself in the field.
Johnson had spent the past two seasons as a bench...
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For veteran position players in this situation, old habits must be adjusted in order to win a spot not guaranteed to them. A track record will only go so far.
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