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Reed Johnson | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/8/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
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Nationals transferred OF Reed Johnson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
It's a move that clears space on the 40-man roster for Emmanuel Burriss. Johnson will be out at least until September after having surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot/lower leg. Jun 26 - 2:22 PM

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Reed Johnson (foot) is hoping to return in September.

Johnson recently had surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot/lower leg. He can begin jogging in 8-10 weeks and resume baseball activities in 12 weeks, so the veteran outfielder isn't ruling out a return this season.
May 8 - 4:40 PM

Reed Johnson could miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot/lower leg.

The Nationals had indicated that the operation was minor, but that's not the case. They're not ruling out him returning at some point, but it doesn't sound like they're counting on it. Johnson is 4-for-18 this season for Washington.
May 4 - 4:52 PM

Reed Johnson underwent minor surgery over the weekend to repair a damaged tendon in his left foot.

Johnson was placed on the disabled list last Wednesday after feeling a pop in his left foot while running the bases on a pinch-hit RBI double. It's not clear how long he'll be out, but it probably won't be a short absence. The 38-year-old outfielder was 4-for-18 this season for Washington.
May 4 - 11:02 AM

Nationals placed OF Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain.

Johnson injured the calf during an RBI double in Tuesday's game. He's expected to be sidelined for a while.
Apr 29 - 2:15 PM

Reed Johnson suffered a serious foot/leg injury during Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Johnson was hurt while notching an RBI double in the seventh inning. The specifics of the injury aren't available at this time, but he's expected to be sidelined for a while. He has four hits in 18 at-bats for the Nationals this season.
Apr 28 - 11:21 PM

Reed Johnson left Tuesday's game versus the Braves with an apparent leg injury.

Johnson evidently hurt himself while notching an RBI double in the seventh inning. The Nationals should provide an update on his status shortly.
Apr 28 - 9:45 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of OF Reed Johnson from Triple-A Syracuse.

With all of the injuries that the Nationals are dealing with, the veteran outfielder was able to squeeze his way onto the Opening Day roster in a reserve role. Unfortunately, he won't see enough playing time to hold any fantasy value.
Apr 5 - 4:57 PM

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

Johnson was just granted his release by the Marlins on Monday and it didn't take him long to find a new opportunity. The 38-year-old batted just .235/.266/.348 with two home runs in 201 plate appearances last season with Miami, but he could have an outside chance to make the Nats' Opening Day roster given their injury issues in the outfield.
Mar 30 - 4:27 PM

Marlins released OF Reed Johnson.

Johnson batted just .205/.225/.231 in 40 plate appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. The 38-year-old was in Marlins camp on a minor league deal and never had a great shot at making the roster.
Mar 30 - 8:45 AM

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

Johnson batted just .235/.266/.348 with two home runs in 201 plate appearances last season as a backup outfielder for the Fish. The 12-year major league veteran has never really held fantasy relevance.
Feb 17 - 4:05 PM

Reed Johnson went 2-for-5 with a homer in the rout of the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Johnson doesn't play much, but the 37-year-old has performed whenever called upon in 2014. Coming off a season in which he slashed just .244/.311/.341 in 136 plate appearances, Johnson had put up a .340/.370/.560 in 50 at-bats. Because his playing time is sporadic, Johnson can only be used in deep NL-only formats.
Thu, May 15, 2014 01:36:00 AM

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.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 04:58:00 PM

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.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 10:08:00 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.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 04:36:00 PM

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