St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues: Weaver makes season debut for Palm Beach

The Cardinals’ first pick in the 2014 draft made his season debut for the Palm Beach Cardinals in Daytona. In order to build up arm strength for the long haul of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals placed their first selection from the 2014 draft, Luke Weaver, in Extended Spring Training to start the year. Five weeks after the other minor league teams broke camp, Weaver made his...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up with The Cardinal Nation Blog

So, I know it has been pretty quiet here at the blog recently. In 2015, I took the opportunity for a number of early-season trips and since spring training, I have seen series played by three of the St. Louis Cardinals’ full-season clubs – Memphis, Palm Beach and Peoria – plus a visit to extended spring training camp, too. As a result, I have been on the road three of the last...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce given Saturday off, Reds release Dan Johnson

The Cincinnati Reds will give slumping outfielder Jay Bruce the day off Saturday in their schedule game against the Chicago Cubs. On the season Bruce is hitting just .164/.261/.328 with three home runs and nine RBI. Getting the start in the place of Bruce will be Brandon Boesch. The Cubs will start right-hander Jake Arrieta. Last season Bruce topped 100 RBI for the first time and...
Via Tireball.com
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds minor league news and notes

The Cincinnati Reds made two roster moves on the farm in this past week. The organization released RHP Marcus Walden and 1B Dan Johnson. Walden had pitched just one game for Pensacola, throwing just 3.0 innings. Johnson had garnered more playing time, racking up 40 plate appearances in Louisville, but he was hitting just .069 through nine games, though he did have a .325 on-base...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/18/15

Louisville won 7-6. Box Score Eugenio Suarez went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs. Ivan De Jesus went 2-5 with a run and a steal. Dan Johnson went 0-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs. Chris Dominguez went 1-5 with a grand slam (1) and 5 RBI. Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI. Irving Falu went 2-5 with an RBI. Josh Satin walked and a run as a pinch hitter. Sam LeCure threw 2.2 perfect...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/12/15

Louisville lost 6-3. Box Score Irving Falu went 1-4 with an RBI. Eugenio Suarez went 1-4 with a double. Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a double. Josh Satin went 1-4 with a solo home run (1). Dan Johnson went 1-3 with a walk. Steve Selsky went 1-3 with a run and was hit by a pitch. Ivan De Jesus went 2-4 with a double and a run. Homer Bailey (rehab) allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 5.2...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Roster Projection: The Louisville Bats

For today and tomorrow I will be posting my roster projections for all of the full season teams. A few notes about the projections: These are just my guesses – I don’t have any insider information on who will wind up where. I am only projecting the starting pitchers and the starting eight position players along with a DH. Nearly every team will have something like 11 regulars...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds get Dan Johnson from Astros, send Lohman to Phillies

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Reds acquired first baseman Dan Johnson from the Astros on Thursday for a player to be chosen later or cash, one of two trades involving minor leaguers. They also sent infielder Devin Lohman to the Phillies for a player to be chosen later or cash. Johnson played in 15 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .211 with a homer and seven RBIs. He left...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds acquire 1B Dan Johnson, trade IF Devin Lohman

The Cincinnati Reds made two trades this afternoon. The first was that they traded infielder Devin Lohman to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later or cash considerations. They followed that move up by acquiring first baseman Dan Johnson from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. The Reds drafted Devin Lohman in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft. He...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Penny close to choosing team, Dan Johnson lands with Astros

Brad Penny will soon choose which team he will attempt to pitch for in the 2015 season. Penny apparently has three teams interested in signing him though all of the deals are likely of the minor league variety after he posted a 6.58 ERA in eight games last season. He sat out the entire 2013 season. Dan Johnson will continue his major league career after signing a minor league deal...
Via Tireball.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Dan Johnson working on a knuckleball to extend career

Years ago Dan Johnson was viewed as an up-and-coming slugger.  He was a power hitting first baseman whose bat was going to take him a long way.  But, nine years an four teams later the 35-year-old Johnson is looking for a job.  In order to extend his career, Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting that Johnson is working on developing his knuckle ball to keep his career going. Johnson...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate RHP Morrow from DL

  The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-hander Brandon Morrow and first baseman Dan Johnson from the disabled list. The team also announced before Tuesday night's game at Tampa Bay that infielder Brett Lawrie was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Morrow had been sidelined because of an injured right finger since early May, while Johnson missed a month with a...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activated Morrow from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-hander Brandon Morrow and first baseman Dan Johnson from the disabled list. The team also announced before Tuesday night's game at Tampa Bay that infielder Brett Lawrie was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Morrow had been sidelined because of an injured right finger since early May, while Johnson...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Dan Johnson placed on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Houston Astros on Thursday by the score of 6-5. The win improved the Blue Jays record to 60-50, second in the American League East. The offense which is third in the Major Leagues in runs scored, overcame a shaky outing by starter Drew Hutchison, who allowed four runs on six hits in three innings. The Blue Jays were without Dan Johnson due to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 104: Yankees lose series on close contest

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Toronto Blue Jays 5 — New York Yankees 4 The Yankees fall in a close game to finish off a 10-game homestand. For the finale of a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, Shane Greene got the call to try and continue his strong debut season in the big leagues. After an infield single by Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera hit a double to right field that put...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 103: Lefties cannot cut it in loss

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Toronto Blue Jays 6 — New York Yankees 4 A pair of lefty relievers and some sloppy defense proves costly in today’s game. Making his Yankees debut, Chris Capuano got the call for the start. After getting the first two outs in the first inning, Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch. Dioner Navarro and Steve Tolleson would reach base to load them...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Expedia’s New Ad Featuring Red Sox Rookie Brock Holt

Boston Red Sox rookie Brock Holt made a ridiculous jumping catch Monday night against Toronto Blue Jays 1st baseman, Dan Johnson. OK, so this isn’t an actual Expedia advertisement, yet, but it should be. Along with Jackie Bradley Jr. making a diving catch in front of the JetBlue sign, the Red Sox rookies are proving themselves to be quite marketable to companies with customers...
Via The Awesome Boston
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Says “Screw You, Gravity!”

As we speak, or type, the Red Sox are kicking the tar out of the Toronto Blue Jays. But in an evening of amazing highlights, none may loom larger than this phenomenal catch made by Brock Holt on a Dan Johnson fly ball in the bottom of the fifth. Remember, this is a guy who is relatively new to playing the outfield, and here he is, scampering up the wall like he owns the motherf#...
Via Surviving Grady
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

George Springer continues to be the power hitter the Houston Astros were waiting to see, but his average sits at just .245.  Gregory Polanco is hitting .288, but just 3 XBH for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Oscar Taveras was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2nd time, and Jon Singleton is hitting under .200.  Those are your top prospects who have made it to the Big Leagues...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Verlander solid in spring debut

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball for four innings in his spring debut for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Verlander's spring routine has been postponed by his recovery from core-muscle repair surgery on Jan. 9, and his first scheduled start was rained out last Thursday. The former MVP and Cy Young Award winner...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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