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Reed Johnson | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/8/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
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Marlins purchased the contract of OF Reed Johnson from Triple-A New Orleans.
The 37-year-old beat out Brian Bogusevic this spring to be the Marlins' fourth outfielder. He has the ability to play all three outfield positions, which makes him a valuable bench piece for the Fish, but irrelevant in most fantasy leagues. Mar 30 - 4:58 PM

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Reed Johnson has made the Marlins as a backup outfielder.

Johnson, a non-roster invitee, is hitting .410 (16-for-39) with one home run and four doubles over 14 games during Grapefruit League play. The 37-year-old should be a useful bench piece for Miami, but he's unlikely to be fantasy relevant.
Mar 25 - 10:08 AM

Reed Johnson went 5-for-5 with a double in the rout of the Mets on Monday.

Five-hit games in spring training are quite the rarity. Especially in the first half of March, players rarely get five at-bats in the first place. Johnson, bidding to make the Marlins as a fourth outfielder, is 9-for-17 with four RBI. He'll likely have a roster spot.
Mar 10 - 4:36 PM

Marlins signed OF Reed Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson hit only .244/.311/.341 this past season, but he's a career .311/.366/.456 hitter against lefties and can play all three outfield positions. He'll have no trouble landing an Opening Day roster spot.
Jan 31 - 12:25 PM

Braves general manager Frank Wren said that declining Reed Johnson's contract option doesn't preclude the possibility of the veteran outfielder's return.

The Braves declined Johnson's $1.6 million option for the 2014 season on Monday, opting instead to pay him a $150,000 buyout. Johnson slashed a measly .244/.311/.341 in limited run with Atlanta this past season. Johnson, a career .311/.366/.456 hitter against lefties who can play all three outfield positions, should find a major league contract this winter.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Braves declined OF Reed Johnson's $1.6 million option for the 2014 season.

Johnson got a $150,000 buyout instead and is now free to sign with any team. He hit just .244/.311/.341 in 136 plate appearances this past season for the Braves.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 03:45:00 PM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Braves are expected to pick up Reed Johnson's $1.6 million option for 2014.

They'll give him the same salary he had in 2013 as opposed to paying him a $150,000 buyout. Johnson batted just .244/.311/.341 this season, but he's a career .311/.366/.456 hitter against lefties and can play all three outfield positions.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Reed Johnson will appeal his one-game suspension.

MLB suspended Johnson and fined him an undisclosed amount for his involvement in Wednesday's benches-clearing incident with the Brewers. It's not expected to have an impact on his postseason status.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 05:15:00 PM

MLB has suspended Reed Johnson and fined him an undisclosed amount for his involvement in Wednesday's benches-clearing incident with the Brewers on Wednesday.

Johnson charged the field and attempted to throw a punch at Carlos Gomez, but oddly wasn't even ejected from the game. It's unclear whether he'll appeal. Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman were fined, but not suspended for their actions.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Braves activated OF Reed Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

Johnson's left Achilles tendinitis is still keeping him from running full-out, but he'll be available as an emergency option. With expanded rosters, the Braves have nothing to lose by going ahead and activating him.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Reed Johnson (Achilles) hopes to return later this month, but he realizes time is running out on his chance to participate in the playoffs.

Johnson has been out for a month with left Achilles tendinitis and isn't making great progress. "It's really frustrating," said Johnson. "It's at that time of the year where I feel like I want to be a part of this. Definitely want to get myself some at-bats before we move into the playoffs. But at the same time, if I continue to do the same things that I've been doing in the past, as far as like irritating it every other day and testing it every day, I feel like I'm going to do that for four weeks and be watching the playoffs from home." Johnson has decided not to run for the next week in hopes that the pain subsides.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Reed Johnson (Achilles) is still not feeling strong enough to attempt to sprint.

Johnson has been out for a month with left Achilles tendinitis and hasn't made much in the way of progress. He's taking batting practice everyday, but he's obviously still a ways off from game action.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Reed Johnson is still having issues running due to his left Achilles injury.

Johnson tried to do some light jogging last week and still felt some discomfort, so he's restricted to batting practice until there's some improvement. "It’s not ready yet," said Johnson. "It’s going to be a little bit I think." The Braves remain hopeful that he'll be ready to return before the end of the season.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Reed Johnson (Achilles) has yet to be cleared to resume running.

"I still can’t run," Johnson said. "So I’ve just been walking on the treadmill. I haven’t even really jogged yet so I don’t even really know what the timetable would be from there." Johnson has been taking batting practice and throwing for the past 5-6 days and is having custom orthotics made in hopes of speeding along the recovery process.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Reed Johnson (Achilles) has yet to be cleared to run.

Johnson has been hitting and throwing for a while and said that his left Achilles felt much better this past week. He should be cleared to run soon and be activated shortly after that.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 08:51:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Greg Dobbs
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jeff Baker
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Nathan Eovaldi
3Jacob Turner
4Henderson Alvarez
5Tom Koehler
6Kevin Slowey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Dan Jennings
5Carlos Marmol
6Brad Hand
7Arquimedes Caminero