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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
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals re-signed outfielder Reed Johnson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Johnson turns 39 in December, and his expiration date passed by a few years ago. Since 2013, he's hit .238/.282/.340 in 332 major league at-bats. He's hurt more often than he's healthy, and he's no longer a plus defender in the outfield corners. In short, he shouldn't make the Nationals. Nov 16 - 4:20 PM

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Nationals activated OF Reed Johnson from the 60-day disabled list.

Johnson has been sidelined since late April with a variety of injuries. He'll provide depth in the outfield over the final week-plus of the season.
Sep 26 - 12:26 PM

Reed Johnson (rib) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Johnson was originally believed to have a strained oblique, but he actually has a cracked rib. There's a good chance his season is over.
Aug 27 - 4:41 PM

Reed Johnson said an MRI Wednesday showed a broken rib, not a strained oblique as originally suspected.

Johnson said he believed the injury was a hairline fracture that was made worse by a sneeze. He's out until at least mid-September and may be done for the year.
Aug 26 - 11:02 PM

Reed Johnson has been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment due to a strained oblique.

Johnson suffered the oblique strain on a sneeze and can now be ruled out through mid-September. He was on the long road to recovery from a torn tendon in his left foot.
Aug 26 - 5:02 PM

Reed Johnson (foot) has joined High-A Potomac for the start of a minor league rehab assignment.

The rehab assignment will probably last until the first of September, when major league rosters expand. Johnson has been out since April with a torn tendon in his left foot. That injury required surgery.
Aug 13 - 10:25 AM

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

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

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