Johnson is batting .308/.345/.462 in July for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The forgotten man in the deal with the White Sox that also netted Trayce Thompson and Frankie Montas, the 25-year-old Johnson looks to be buried on the second base depth chart after the addition of Chris Taylor via trade. He's batting .261 with 17 steals on the year, but the possibility of him becoming a future starter seem dim.
Johnson, 25, is batting .317 with one home run, five RBI and two steals over his last 10 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The recent surge pushes Johnson's slash line at .260/.296/.320 for the season. He does have nine steals in 37 games, but has been caught six times as well. It appears his 84-steal season from 2013 is a thing of the past, though Johnson does still have 30-steal capability.
Johnson is batting just .233/.242/.283 for Triple-A Oklahoma City. After batting .315 in Triple-A last year with the White Sox, it's safe to say this qualifies as disappointing. He's obviously nowhere near getting the call.
The Dodgers optioned Johnson to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. Johnson was called up Saturday to take the roster spot vacated by Carl Crawford's (back) placement on the disabled list, but he will head back to Oklahoma City with Howie Kendrick (calf) due to return to the big club Tuesday. Johnson could join the Dodgers again later this season, but the team does have plenty of options at second base when everyone is healthy.
Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma on Saturday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Johnson will come up to take the place of Carl Crawford, who hit the DL on Saturday with stiffness in his lower back. Johnson figures to primarily provide depth in the infield as a backup to Howie Kendrick and Chase Utley.
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