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Padres acquire catcher Rob Johnson

Posted on: December 21, 2010 4:20 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2010 5:30 pm
Rob Johnson Nothing says the week of Christmas quite like remaking the front for the trade of a backup catcher.

But hey, Cliff Lee's signed, Derek Jeter's happy and Zack Greinke's been traded. We're left with Rob Johnson being traded from Seattle to San Diego for a paler to be named or cash.


Johnson was designated for assignment last week to make room for designated hitter Jack Cust on the 40-man roster.

Johnson,  27, hit .191/.293/.281 in 61 games for the Mariners last season. In 2009, he hit .213/.289/.326 in 80 games. He hit two homers in each of the last two seasons.

With the Padres, Johnson will back up Nick Hundley. The Mariners now have just one catcher, Adam Moore, on its 40-man roster.

UPDATE: Kind of a brain cramp, but the Mariners will have two catchers as soon as Miguel Olivo's contract is official.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 5:31 pm

Padres acquire catcher Rob Johnson

it's technically correct -- as olivo's contract hasn't been signed yet, so he's not on the 40-man. but yeah, added to reflect the fact that they've agreed to a deal with olivo. basically, i was wrong in spirit, but right in word -- changed it to reflect that.

-- ctr

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2010 5:01 pm

Padres acquire catcher Rob Johnson

That would be incorrect, they have Miguel Olivo as well.  That is why Rob Johnson was let go.

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