Player Page

Elliot Johnson | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

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. May 9 - 3:09 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

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.
May 9 - 8:55 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.
May 3 - 2:44 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.
Mar 22 - 7:07 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.
Mar 22 - 1:53 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.
Mar 13 - 7:09 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.
Feb 27 - 6:41 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.
Jan 27 - 4:42 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

Royals released INF Elliot Johnson.

Johnson was designated for assignment Thursday and went unclaimed on waivers. He was hitting just .179/.218/.241 over 79 games for Kansas City and will now look to sign with another team.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Royals designated INF Elliot Johnson for assignment.

Johnson was hitting .179/.218/.241 in 173 plate appearances this season for Kansas City. The 29-year-old seems likely to pass through waivers unclaimed.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Tyler Cloyd
8Shaun Marcum
9Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Dustin Molleken