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Reed Johnson | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (39) / 12/8/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 187
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 17 (0) / TOR
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Nationals released OF Reed Johnson; re-assigned INF Brendan Ryan to minor league camp.
Johnson ultimately lost out on a roster spot to Chris Heisey. Ryan fell just short of a roster spot, as well, but will remain in the organization. Apr 3 - 11:21 AM

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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.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 04:20:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:26:00 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.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 04:41:00 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.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:02:00 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.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 05:02:00 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.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:25:00 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.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 02:22:00 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.
Fri, May 8, 2015 04:40:00 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.
Mon, May 4, 2015 04:52:00 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.
Mon, May 4, 2015 11:02:00 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.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 02:15:00 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.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:21:00 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.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 09:45:00 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.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 04:57:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis