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Elliot Johnson | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Elliot Johnson will receive a $900,000 base salary if he makes the Rangers.
Johnson agreed to a minor league deal with the Rangers on Monday and will attempt to win a bench player job in the spring. The 30-year-old had just 20 plate appearances at the major league level last year. Feb 23 - 4:39 PM

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Rangers signed INF/OF Elliot Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson made just 20 plate appearances last season at the major league level and he owns a rough .215/.269/.316 career batting line. He seems doubtful to land a spot on the Rangers' Opening Day roster.
Feb 23 - 1:58 PM

Elliot Johnson has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Columbus.

Johnson could have declared free agency after being removed from the 40-man roster. Instead, he's decided to remain in the organization.
Fri, May 9, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Indians sent INF/OF Elliot Johnson outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Johnson had been designated for assignment last weekend. The veteran utility player has the option of refusing the assignment and accepting free agency.
Fri, May 9, 2014 08:55:00 AM

Indians designated INF/OF Elliot Johnson for assignment.

There was no good reason for the Indians to keep Johnson coming out of spring training, and it was really surprising to see him stick after Michael Bourn and Jason Giambi came off the DL. Friday's ugly game defensively at second base finally got him the boot after he went 2-for-19 in seven games.
Sat, May 3, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of INF Elliot Johnson from Triple-A Columbus.

Johnson had been told he'd made the club earlier Saturday, and the roster move makes it official. Infielder David Adams was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Johnson.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti announced Saturday that Elliot Johnson has won a bench spot on the team's Opening Day roster.

The 30-year-old utilityman can attribute that roster spot to a strong Cactus League season where he slashed .350/.381/.650 with a pair of homers and eight RBI in 40 at-bats. He holds no fantasy value outside of insanely deep AL-only formats.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 01:53:00 PM

Elliot Johnson went 2-for-2 with a home run as the Indians defeated the Royals 12-6 on Thursday.

Johnson hit a solo shot off of Everett Teaford in the eighth inning. A non-roster invitee, Johnson is now hitting .429 in 21 Cactus League at-bats. The Indians, though, may want to pay more attention to his career .592 OPS.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Elliot Johnson blasted a two-run home run for the Indians on Thursday.

It was Johnson's only hit in two at-bats, but it was a big one. It tied the game up at two apiece and become the first of four consecutive innings in which the Indians posted a crooked number. Johnson, a non-roster invitee, is trying to make the team as a utilityman.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Indians signed INF Elliot Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson was non-tendered by the Braves in December after hitting .209/.255/.283 with two homers, 19 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 111 games last season. The 29-year-old could be in the mix for a backup infielder job in the spring.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Braves non-tendered INF Elliot Johnson.

Johnson, 29, hit .209/.255/.283 with two homers, 19 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in 111 games this past season between the Royals and Braves. He is now free to sign with any team.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves are expected to non-tender Elliot Johnson, Paul Janish and Cristhian Martinez.

All expected moves. The Braves will make the decisions official before Monday's 11:59 p.m. ET deadline.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Elliot Johnson went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple and five RBI against the Phillies on Sunday.

Johnson entered the game with 14 RBI in 251 at-bats this season. He batted only .209 with two homers in 2013, but Johnson swiped 22 bags to add value in NL-only formats.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 06:32:00 PM

Elliot Johnson went 1-for-3 with a two-run triple against the Indians on Tuesday.

The new Braves infielder recorded the biggest hit of the night, driving in the game's only two runs. He's now 5-for-18 (.278) with three RBI since being claimed by the Braves on August 21.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Braves claimed INF Elliot Johnson off release waivers from the Royals.

The Royals cut ties with Johnson after he hit just .179/.218/.241 over 79 games this season, but the Braves need some infield help. He could make some starts at second base until Dan Uggla (eye surgery) is ready to return, after which he'll likely serve in a utility role.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
4Elliot Johnson
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Ed Lucas
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jake Smolinski
3Ryan Ludwick
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Nick Tepesch
7Matt Harrison
8Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Sam Freeman
6Jamey Wright
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Roman Mendez
10Anthony Bass
11Lisalverto Bonilla
12David Martinez
13Juan Perez
14Ross Ohlendorf