REED JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reed Johnson resumes baseball activities, on target for September return

Reed Johnson is still months away from returning to the Washington Nationals, but he is on the mend and slowly get back into the swing of things. The Washington Post reports that Johnson, who had surgery in May on his left foot, is now hitting and throwing, and has begun to jog as well. The 38-year-old outfielder and pinch hitter hopes to gradually transition into running on his...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals' Reed Johnson status uncertain after foot surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson faces an uncertain future this season after having surgery on his left ankle. Johnson was put on the disabled list April 26. He had an operation Saturday. Manager Matt Williams said Monday that Johnson is resting at home, but could not begin to guess at a timetable for his return. Asked if he expected Johnson to play again this season...
Via Associated Press
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson Attempts To Prolong Career With Miami Marlins

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 an...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson agrees to minor league deal with Miami Marlins

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.
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Reed Johnson to minor-league deal

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson thankful for childhood influence from Tony Gwynn

MIAMI -- When news of San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn's death spread, Miami Marlins outfielder Reed Johnson received a text message from his mother. On Monday, Johnson's mom sent him a photo of his Little League cleats with Gwynn's signature on them. Johnson, who grew up an hour away from San Diego, attended the San Diego School of Baseball weekend camp that Gwynn taught...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Miami benefits from replay call

MIAMI -- Marlins outfielder Reed Johnson stood at the top step of the dugout during Friday night's ninth-inning delay once he saw the instant replay on the Jumbrotron. With runners at first and second, Yoervis Medina fielded Marcell Ozuna's sacrifice bunt and threw to third for the force out. But third baseman Kyle Seager bobbled the ball on the transfer. Major league administrative...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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
March 25, 2014  |  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
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Grady Sizemore, Reed Johnson Among 10 Free-Agent Outfielders Red Sox Could Pursue

The Red Sox could begin the 2014 Major League Baseball season tomorrow and they’d be in great shape. The core of Boston’s major league roster is intact, so it’s simply a matter of general manager Ben Cherington doing some fine-tuning before Opening Day. The biggest questions that the Red Sox currently face involve free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, who still could re-sign with...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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