Johnson was released by the White Sox on Thursday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Johnson did what he could to stick around this spring, hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .400. He'll look to latch on with a new team on a minor-league deal.
Johnson signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
Johnson sat out the 2018 season and last saw action for Triple-A Norfolk with the Orioles in 2017, where he slashed .301/.330/.506 in 62 games. The 34-year-old has struggled to find a place in the majors since 2015, as he had a .617 OPS in 196 games between the Braves, Indians and Marlins over his final two seasons. The deal doesn't include an invite to major-league spring training, as the veteran corner infielder should serve as organizational depth for the White Sox.
Johnson (forearm) was reinstated from the 7-day disabled list Tuesday.
Johnson underwent surgery in April to repair a broken ulna bone in his forearm, but has looked good in seven rehab games with High-A Aberdeen and appears ready to return to Triple-A Norfolk. The 32-year-old re-signed with the Orioles on a minor-league deal this offseason and will continue serving as organizational depth.
Johnson (forearm) will begin a rehab stint with short-season Aberdeen on Monday, David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot reports.
The plan is for Johnson to spend 7-to-8 days with the IronBirds before returning to Triple-A Norfolk. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since April 9, but it seems like a return to action is on the horizon barring any extraneous circumstances.
Johnson (forearm) swung a bat for the first time since injuring himself in early April, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Johnson seems to be in line with the original 6-to-8 weeks he was expected to miss after breaking the ulna bone in his forearm. Barring any setbacks, the Orioles are hopeful he will be able to return to action around mid-June.
Johnson (forearm) underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair his broken right forearm, David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot reports.
Johnson suffered a broken ulna bone in his forearm after being hit by a pitch Saturday. He had 10 screws inserted into his arm during Tuesday's surgery and is currently expected to miss six-to-eight weeks of action.
Johnson suffered a broken ulna bone after being hit by a pitch on his right forearm in Saturday's game with Triple-A Norfolk, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.
Johnson, who signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles in February, was hit by a pitch in spring training that sent him to the X-ray room, too. Unfortunately for the 32-year-old, Saturday's results didn't come back with positive news like the previous report. The injury likely dashes any hope Johnson had of receiving a promotion to the big leagues in the near future.
Johnson re-signed with the Orioles on a minor-league deal Wednesday and will report to Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Johnson becomes reunited with Baltimore after having been released Monday. The veteran third baseman hit .269 with three home runs and 11 RBI through 24 spring games, yet led the team with 17 strikeouts. He'll look to work his way back into the majors with a solid performance at Norfolk, but finds himself behind Manny Machado and Ryan Flaherty on the organizational depth chart.
Johnson was released by the Orioles on Monday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Johnson went 18-for-67 with three homers and a 2:17 BB:K (.269/.310/.493) this spring. He played in 113 games with the Marlins last season, slashing .222/.281/.329 with five homers and 24 RBI. The 32-year-old will try to catch on as a reserve infielder somewhere else.
Johnson went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Johnson, who missed a couple days after being hit by a pitch Thursday, is now 7-for-20 with four doubles this spring. The veteran is three years removed from a season that saw him post a 2.1 WAR with a .321 batting average and an .816 OPS. If he can come anywhere close to that, he'll be an asset for the Orioles as a backup corner infielder. With the spring roster being thinned out due to the World Baseball Classic, Johnson is in line for a heavy workload through the rest of the Grapefruit League schedule.
Johnson, who was hit in the hand by a pitch Thursday, received negative results back on his X-rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
This is good news for the 32-year-old, who had to exit Thursday's game after being plunked in the hand by a pitch. He still may miss some time with soreness, but he shouldn't be out very long, if at all. With Manny Machado and Ryan Flaherty ahead of him at third base, Johnson will likely start the year off in Triple-A.
Johnson will likely have an X-ray on his right hand after he was hit by a pitch in his thumb area, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
Johnson was hit by a pitch in Thursday's game and had to be pinch-run for, but not much more is known about the severity of his injury. He will likely have an X-ray soon, and then it will become more clear if anything further needs to be done.
Johnson signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Peter Schmuck reports.
Johnson, 32, is a .275/.313/.404 career hitter over eight major league seasons with the Astros, Diamondbacks, Braves, Indians and Marlins. He played in 113 games for Miami last year, hitting .222/.281/.319 with five homers and 24 RBI. Johnson figures to get plenty of playing time during Grapefruit League play while starter Manny Machado is absent playing in the World Baseball Classic. The veteran is the son of Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson and projects to spend the season as the starting third baseman for his dad.
Johnson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates.
Xavier Scruggs, who was recalled Friday, is set to make his first big league start of 2016 at first base when the Marlins open their series with the Pirates. Johnson has been platooning with Derek Dietrich at first base in Justin Bour's absence. The 31-year-old Johnson is hitting a mere .221/.312/.397 since the All-Star break.
Johnson is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Reds, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Johnson has started Miami's last two games, both of which were against left-handed pitching. However, with Anthony DeSclafani taking the mound for Cincinnati on Tuesday night, Johnson will be replaced by Derek Dietrich at first base.
Johnson went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBI in Monday's 6-3 win over the Reds.
Johnson doesn't offer the same pop as some more prominent first basemen, having hit just five homers and 10 doubles in 93 games even with this effort. His .233/.294/.352 line frankly leaves much to be desired at any position, so don't expect a similar performance from the veteran any time soon.
Johnson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Jenny Cavnar of ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain Region reports.
Johnson had started the last two games at first base, but with the recent return of Dee Gordon from the DL, it looks like Johnson will have to vie with Derek Dietrich for playing time at the position. It hasn't helped matters that Johnson has hit .213 since the All-Star break, which bolsters Dietrich's chances of poaching more starts.
Johnson (foot) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
He came off the bench Thursday and Friday, suggesting the foot injury was nothing serious, and the issue can now be officially put to rest with Johnson returning to the lineup for Miami. Johnson is now back to being a short-end platoon option, with Derek Dietrich taking over as the starter against right-handed pitching until Justin Bour (ankle) returns from the DL.
Johnson (foot) cranked a pinch-hit RBI double and scored a run in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.
He's been held out of the starting lineup for the past five games, but has come off the bench in back-to-back efforts. With Dee Gordon back and Derek Dietrich now spending some time at first base, it appears Johnson has been relegated the weak side of a first base platoon. Further complicating the situation is the impending return of Justin Bour (ankle), but Johnson will continue to be the preferred option against left-handed pitching.
Johnson (foot) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
Johnson will be held out of the lineup for a fifth straight game, but he went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and a run scored off the bench Thursday, suggesting the foot is no longer much of a concern. His role has been reduced, as Derek Dietrich has taken over as the primary option at first base until Justin Bour (ankle) returns, but Johnson should continue to get starts against left-handed pitching.
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|2011||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||21||81||18||22||7||0||4||15||10||25||1||1||.272||.372||.506|