Johnson was optioned to Cleveland's alternate training site Thursday.
The Indians have given Johnson some starts early in the season (amid one prior demotion to the alternate site), but he has struggled in his first taste of the majors, going 1-for-12 with a walk and five strikeouts. He has fantasy-relevant tools (plus speed, some pop) and would be an appealing flier if it ever appeared that he was set for consistent playing time.
Johnson was recalled from Cleveland's satellite camp prior to Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
One of Cleveland's top big-league ready prospects, Johnson saw a couple starts in the first week of the season before being optioned down Tuesday. He gets to come up just one day later with Roberto Perez (shoulder) landing on the injured list. Johnson has an intriguing blend of power and speed, but he will need to start getting steady playing time to become relevant in mixed leagues.
Johnson was optioned to the alternate training site after Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old received the start in right field and went 1-for-2 -- recording his first big-league hit -- before being pinch hit for by Oscar Mercado. Johnson could rejoin the big-league club later in the season, but for now he'll try to stay fresh at the alternate site.
Johnson is starting in right field and batting sixth in Saturday's game against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Johnson was recalled by Cleveland on Friday, and he'll make his MLB debut Saturday. Over 123 games in the minors last year, the 25-year-old slashed .290/.361/.507 with 19 home runs and 77 RBI.
Johnson was recalled from the Indians' alternate training site Friday.
The 25-year-old wasn't initially set to be included on the Opening Day roster, but he'll provide some extra outfield depth with Tyler Naquin dealing with a toe injury. Johnson is one of the organizations top prospects and had a .306/.371/.496 slash line at Triple-A Columbus last season, but he may not see significant opportunities in his first taste of the majors.
Johnson will be a part of the Indians' 60-man player pool this season.
While he would have opened the year at Triple-A under normal circumstances, Johnson will now get to train with the best players on the roster at Progressive Field before the regular season begins. He lacks the experience of players like Tyler Naquin and Jake Bauers, but Johnson's combination of power and speed give him a higher fantasy ceiling. He hit .306/.371/.496 with nine home runs and six steals in 380 plate appearances at Triple-A in 2019.
Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
Johnson was always a long shot to break camp on the major-league roster, as Cleveland has more than enough outfielders. If Johnson can build on his .306/.371/.496 line in 84 games for Columbus last season, however, he could be making his debut before too long.
Johnson (ankle) is listed as an available reserve on the lineup card for Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Angels, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Slowed by a sprained ankle early in camp, Johnson made his spring debut Feb. 28 and has proceeded to appear in two more games since that. He looks to be back to full health now and should be ready to handle an everyday role when Triple-A Columbus opens its season April 9.
Johnson is recovering from a sprained ankle, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
No timeline was provided for Johnson's return. The 24-year-old was added to the 40-man roster over the winter after hitting .306/.371/.496 with nine homers and six steals in 84 games for Triple-A Columbus last season.
Johnson was added to the Indians' 40-man roster Wednesday.
This was a foregone conclusion on the final day to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft. Johnson is close to big-league ready, and while the Indians may send him down to Triple-A at the start of the season, he should spend the bulk of the year in the majors. He is capable of handling all three outfield spots, thanks to plus speed and a plus arm.
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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