REED JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reed Johnson makes Marlins at reserve, Ty Wigginton released

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...
Via Tireball.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

No guarantees: Non-roster invitees know they must make impression

JUPITER, Fla. -- Eleven seasons spent in the big leagues with the same routine. Then, one offseason, only minor-league deals come around with an invitation to spring training. 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. Outfielder Reed Johnson, one of two such players...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves place OF Reed Johnson on disabled list

The Atlanta Braves have placed reserve outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with left heel tendinitis. Johnson, who leads major league pinch hitters with a .355 batting average and a .444 on-base percentage, is the third Atlanta outfielder currently on the DL. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that center fielder B.J. Upton, sidelined by a right hip strain...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson stays with Braves on 1.75M deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a 1.75 million, one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014. The deal was announced two days before Johnson turned 36. Atlanta acquired Johnson and pitcher Paul Maholm from the Chicago Cubs on July 30. Johnson hit a combined .290 with...
Via Fox Sports South
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnson returns to Braves with one-year deal

Outfielder Reed Johnson will be back with the Atlanta Braves next season after reaching agreement on a one-year, $1.75 million contract. The deal includes a $1.6 million club option for 2014. Johnson, 35, came to the Braves on July 30 from the Chicago Cubs. He hit .290 with three home runs and 20 RBI for the two teams and batted .419 as a pinch hitter. The well-traveled veteran...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves Re-Sign Free Agent Outfielder Reed Johnson

Free agent outfielder Reed Johnson has re-signed with the Braves Atlanta Braves Breaking News: Free agent outfielder, Reed Johnson, has agreed to return to the Atlanta Braves in 2013, on a one-year contract deal with a 2014 club option.  The financial terms have not been announced. Johnson, 36, hit .270 last season with the Braves after coming to Atlanta on July 30th along with...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs Allegedly Consumate a Trade

I'm on vacation this week, so no blog-a-palooza from me at the trade deadline. That being said, word is that Reed Johnson has been traded. No word on the team as of yet, but Levine says 4 teams made their best offer today including the Pirates and Tigers.
Via Cub Reporter
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson traded?

Reed Johnson has more than likely been traded. He was pulled from tonight's game and was shaking hands in the dugout. More on this later (probably tomorrow morning for me).
Via Obstructed View
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs Sign Reed Johnson; Scrappers Celebrate

On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Cubs came to an agreement for a one-year deal with free agent OF Reed Johnson. The Cubs are no strangers with Johnson — three of the last four times Johnson has signed a contract, it had “Cubs” literally written all over it (counting this most recent transaction). It may be surprising to the Cubs fan base, however, that one of the staples of...
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

AP source: Cubs, Johnson closing in on 1-year deal

A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs and outfielder Reed Johnson are closing in on a one-year contract. The person, who spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not finalized, confirmed reports by several media outlets that Johnson will be signed pending a physical. Johnson batted .309 in 111 games for the Cubs last season. He was...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2011  |  1 Comment
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