Johnson was promoted to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
He hit .253/.337/.534 with 10 home runs and six steals in 39 games at Double-A. Johnson's bat had really heated up of late, as he popped seven homers over his last 14 games. He was the primary piece the Indians received from the Nationals for Yan Gomes this past offseason, and is now one step away from the majors. Johnson is a plus runner with above-average power, and should be rostered in most dynasty leagues.
The Indians reassigned Johnson to minor-league camp Friday.
Johnson received an invite to spring training as a non-roster invitee and showcased himself well with a 1.005 OPS over 27 at-bats, but was always facing long odds to make the Opening Day roster. The 23-year-old spent last season at Double-A but seems likely to spend the bulk of the 2019 at Triple-A.
Johnson went 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's spring game against the Rockies.
Johnson was acquired from the Nationals for Yan Gomes in November and is getting a chance in major-league camp as a non-roster invitee this spring. The 23-year-old is a long shot for the Opening Day roster having never seen the Triple-A level, but given the Indians' lack of established outfielders he finds himself in a solid situation.
Johnson was extended a non-roster invitation to Indians' spring training Friday.
Johnson was acquired by the Indians in November from the Nationals for Yan Gomes, and will now have a chance to showcase himself at major-league camp. The 23-year-old is likely destined to spend most of 2019 at Triple-A, but a strong showing would make quite the impression for the young outfielder.
Johnson was traded from the Nationals to the Indians on Friday in exchange for Yan Gomes, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
A 23-year-old outfielder with plus speed and a questionable hit tool, Johnson slashed .267/.321/.410 with six home runs and 21 steals in 391 plate appearances at Double-A. This move is good for Johnson's dynasty-league value, as he was going to have trouble cracking the Nationals' outfield in the coming years. The Indians, meanwhile, have a lot of question marks on the organizational depth chart, so with a strong 2019 season, he could position himself as an option in the near future. He should spend the bulk of the year at Triple-A.
Johnson is on the 7-day disabled list at Double-A Harrisburg with an undisclosed injury.
The outfielder, who is hitting .286/.354/.408 with 18 extra-base hits and 16 steals in 52 games this season, hasn't appeared in any contests since June 5. In order to address the void in the lineup left by Johnson's absence, the Nationals brought up one of their top hitting prospects, shortstop Carter Kieboom, from High-A Potomac on Thursday, according to Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.
Johnson went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI for Double-A Harrisburg in Sunday's 11-9 loss to Hartford.
The homer was the first of the season for the Nats' No. 7 fantasy prospect. Johnson's had a little trouble adjusting to Double-A pitching, posting a .242/.284/.339 slash line through his first 15 games at the level with a 3:15 BB:K, but he seems to be figuring things out -- eight of his 15 hits have come in his last four games. The 22-year-old has also been a terror on the basepaths, stealing six bases in seven attempts as he looks to top last season's 22 stolen bases.
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