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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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Notes: Toronto signs Dan Johnson to Minor League deal

American League East pitchers beware, The Toronto Blue Jays have inked first baseman Dan Johnson to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The 34-year old veteran spent the majority of 2013 playing at the Triple-A level in the New York Yankees organization, save for brief three game cameo with the Baltimore Orioles in September. #BlueJays announce signing of Dan...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign veteran Dan Johnson to minor league deal

getty imagesnson The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Dan Johnson. Johnson, 34, has signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays which includes an invitation to Spring Training. The only action Johnson saw at the big league level last season came with the Baltimore Orioles and amounted to three games and five at-bats. Johnson compiled a .250/.378/.439 line over 138 games at the Triple...
Via Tireball.com
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Acquire Michael Morse From Seattle Mariners

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder/DH Michael Morse from the Seattle Mariners. In exchange, the Mariners will receive minor-league outfield prospect  Morse had one of the worst seasons of his career and did not develop into the player the club hoped it was getting in that three-way trade that brought to Seattle from Washington. Morse, age 31, is batting .226/.283...
Via Baseball News Source
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Johnson released by Yankees, Rays fans celebrate

getty images The Tampa Bay Rays have appeared in the post season three times with Dan Johnson on the roster. They have never made the post season without him. On Thursday the New York Yankees released Johnson from a minor league contract at the request of the 34-year-old after it was decided that he would not make the September roster. Johnson hit .254/.379/.447 with 21 home runs...
Via Tireball.com
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Offense Non-Existent as The Herd Swept at Home

Chein Ming Wang had another solid outing despite the loss Saturday evening (The Buffalo News) Buffalo, NY - Two games, and two homeruns by Dan Johnson.  It wasn’t the expected storyline of Saturday night’s doubleheader at Coca-Cola Field, but the Railriders of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre have no complaints.  They Yankees’ Triple-A club took both games from the Bisons on a warm...
Via Queen City Sports
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Offense Non-Existent as The Herd Swept at Home

Chein Ming Wang had another solid outing despite the loss Saturday evening (The Buffalo News) Buffalo, NY - Two games, and two homeruns by Dan Johnson.  It wasn’t the expected storyline of Saturday night’s doubleheader at Coca-Cola Field, but the Railriders of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre have no complaints.  They Yankees’ Triple-A club took both games from the Bisons on a warm...
Via Queen City Sports
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Offense Non-Existent as The Herd Swept at Home

Chein Ming Wang had another solid outing despite the loss Saturday evening (The Buffalo News) Buffalo, NY - Two games, and two homeruns by Dan Johnson.  It wasn’t the expected storyline of Saturday night’s doubleheader at Coca-Cola Field, but the Railriders of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre have no complaints.  They Yankees’ Triple-A club took both games from the Bisons on a warm...
Via Queen City Sports
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Thunder Blast Four Home Runs in Victory

Neil Medchill led Trenton’s offense on Thursday with a home run and 4 RBIs (RandomBaseballStuff.com) Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Final Score: Pawtucket 8, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4 WP: Wilson (1-0) LP: Miller (0-1) 3B David Adams         2-5, 2B, BB 2B Corban Joseph        2-5, R, BB 1B Dan Johnson          1-4, R, 2B CF Melky Mesa    ...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 22: Split Squad shutout at night

New York Yankees 0 — Atlanta Braves 4   The second of two games today ended the same way the day game did, a 4-0 shutout to the Atlanta Braves.   The Yankees offense was held to just three hits in tonight’s game. Eduardo Nunez, Matt Diaz, and Dan Johnson managed to succeed in getting the hits. Outfielders competing for a spot on the Opening Day Roster, Ben Francisco and Melky...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

A Season To Forget That Hasn’t Started Yet: The New York Yankees

When you think of the Yankees, you imagine a championship contender full of talent and potential to be great. Well, 2013 is about to rain on those hopes and dreams because New York is looking at a worst-case scenario. via latino.foxnews.com The beginning of the storm started right after the 2012 playoffs ended when the Detroit Tigers blind-sided New York and completely shut down...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees: Dan Johnson starting at first base are you kidding me

Dan Johnson is best known as the ‘hero’ from infamous Wild Card Wednesday, as he hit the tying home run to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Mark Teixeira (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yankees to get into the 2011 playoffs. But that is about it, as Johnson is kind of like a David Tyree of baseball. The Yankees signed Johnson to a minor league deal during the off-season, obviously...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Injury loves company

The latest New York Yankees casualty is first baseman Mark Teixeira, who will be out 8-10 weeks with a strained right wrist. Mark Teixeira to miss 8-10 weeks with strained wrist tendon wp.me/p1rXvG-8Xqk — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 6, 2013 Wrist injuries are tricky to begin with, but hitters need their full optimal wrist mechanics in order to be successful so healing fully...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 10 Lineup: 3/3/13

Thanks to Lohud  for the lineup – Yankees facing a lot of the Red Sox regulars today. YANKEES (2-7) Brett Gardner LF Eduardo Nunez SS Jayson Nix 2B Juan Rivera DH Dan Johnson 1B Melky Mesa CF Zoilo Almonte RF Corban Joseph 3B Bobby Wilson C RHP Adam Warren (0-0, 0.00) RED SOX (5-4) Jacoby Ellsbury CF Dustin Pedroia 2B Stephen Drew SS Mike Napoli 1B Daniel Nava LF Will Middlebrooks...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 5 Lineup: 2/27/13

The Yankees are back at “The Boss” for today’s spring exhibition The Yankees are back at George M. Steinbrenner field today to take on the Baltimore Orioles. Brett Gardner will be playing left-field, as talented prospect Slade Heathcott will be patrolling center. However, manager Joe Girardi has said that Heathcott will not be considered as a replacement for Curtis Granderson...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 3 Lineup: 2/25/13

The Yankees will be in Sarasota, Fla. today and will be taking on AL East rival Baltimore. Since Brett Gardner, the frontrunner for the  centerfield job, is the only regular position player to make the trip, manager Joe Girardi will have a good look at players fighting for positions on the roster. Some things to look for in today’s game will be the play of Francisco Cervelli...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training By The Numbers (Uni Numbers, That Is)

The YES Network will televise the first Spring Training game on Sunday February 24th. Before that game ends, confusion will mount, from viewers and broadcasters alike, about who in the world some of the late-inning replacements are. (Remember, non-Yankee fans, the Yankees do not wear names on the back of their uniforms.) It's always a mystery until a couple of outs are made....
Via Lady At The Bat
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees sign 5 with invitations to camp

The New York Yankees have signed outfielders Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera and Thomas Neal, infielder Dan Johnson and catcher Bobby Wilson to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. The Yankees also announced Thursday they have invited 44 players to camp. Among the group were first-round picks Slade Heathcott, an outfielder from the 2009 draft, and Cito Culver, a shortstop...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League deal for Dan Johnson

The Yankees have signed left-handed hitting infielder/DH Dan Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. If Johnson makes the team, he will earn $900,000. Johnson, 33, had eight hits in just 22 at-bats in 2012 with the Chicago White Sox. He can play both corner infield positions, which could be valuable if Mark Teixeira or Kevin Youkilis need a day off. Yankee...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians shut out by White Sox in finale

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dan Johnson hit his first three homers of the season and Chicago added two more in the game as the White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 9-0 on Wednesday night. Gavin Floyd (12-11) gave up three hits over seven innings. He struck out six, one short of getting 145 strikeouts for the fifth straight season despite being on the disabled list twice this year. Johnson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox 9, Indians 0

Dan Johnson hit his first three homers of the season and Chicago added two more in the game as the White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 9-0 on Wednesday night. Gavin Floyd (12-11) gave up three hits over seven innings. He struck out six, one short of getting 145 strikeouts for the fifth straight season despite being on the disabled list twice this year. Johnson hit two two-run...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Box Score: White Sox 9, Indians 0

The Indians (68-94) season has come to a woeful, merciless end. In a game as fitting as possible for this entire season, the White Sox (85-77) poured on 16 hits, led by three homers from backup first baseman Dan Johnson (his first HRs of the season), in a complete thrashing of the Tribe. The next time you see Cleveland baseball, there likely will be plenty of changes to the lineup...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko Injury: Mildly Concussed, DL Stint Possible

Tuesday night, White Sox “captain” and first baseman Paul Konerko was hit in the head by baserunner Jarrod Dyson. He experienced some discomfort throughout the rest of the game but did finish out the contest. Manager Robin Ventura sat him on Wednesday so he could get two days of rest with the off day today, and after the game Ventura revealed that that Konerko was indeed mildly...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Almonte Shines For Lucie, Gorski and Robles Are Hard Luck Losers Again

“There she is men. Buffalo……..Home of the Bisons and the 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game” Buffalo No Game Scheduled Valentino Pascucci won the Triple-A Home Run Derby on Monday night before a crowd of 17,244 in Buffalo, beating Charlotte’s Dan Johnson of the Chicago White Sox organization in the finals. Buffalo hosts the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, with Matt Harvey...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Standouts and Players of Note

The minor leagues are a vast landscape of prospects, fillers and veterans. Each year, players from all three of those category impact the major leagues — sometimes for the better, sometimes not. But before they make their September callups or injury replacements, let us familiarize ourselves with some of the standouts. International League (AAA) IL Leaderboards Brad Eldred (.374...
Via Fangraphs
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

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