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REED JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  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

Classic Catch: Reed Johnson Robs Royalty Of Grand Slam

Chicago Cubs web gem extraordinaire Reed Johnson robs royalty in the likes of Prince Fielder of a grand slam by scaling the right field wall. To top it off Fielder gives Johnson a tip of the helmet acknowledging the gold glove play. One of many spectacular snags in the career of Reed Johnson. This one never gets old. The post Classic Catch: Reed Johnson Robs Royalty Of Grand...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 16, 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

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

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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