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Dan Johnson | First Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/10/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Dan Johnson homered and drove home four runs on Saturday, powering the Blue Jays to a 6-4 victory over the Yankees in New York.
Johnson broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI single off Shawn Kelley in the seventh inning, then provided much needed insurance with a three-run blast off Jeff Francis in the ninth. With Adam Lind hopeful to return next week, Johnson's brief run of fantasy usefulness may be coming to an end shortly. Jul 26 - 4:39 PM

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Dan Johnson knocked in two runs in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Johnson had an RBI double in the fourth inning and later added a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The 34-year-old journeyman is getting a chance to fill in at first base due to injuries to Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind, but the playoff hopeful Blue Jays will undoubtedly attempt to find another bat via trade leading up to July 31.
Jul 19 - 4:49 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of 1B/DH Dan Johnson from Triple-A Buffalo.

They need someone to take the roster spot of Adam Lind (foot), who is headed to the DL. Johnson has batted .248/.402/.471 with 17 homers over 94 games this season for Triple-A Buffalo. He would figure to see plenty of playing time at first base and the DH spot and is worth scooping up in AL-only leagues.
Jul 11 - 10:28 AM

Dan Johnson hit his third spring homer Tuesday in the Blue Jays' 3-2 victory over the Tigers.

Three-quarters of Johnson's hits have been homers, but that's no so far off the norm. In the last four seasons, he has 40 hits in 222 major league at-bats, 12 of them homers. Even though his ability to supply the long ball could be useful off the bench, there won't be room for him on the Blue Jays unless someone gets hurt.
Mar 11 - 5:51 PM

Blue Jays signed 1B Dan Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson had just five at-bats at the major league level this past season but hit .250/.378/.439 with 21 homers at Triple-A for the Yankees and Orioles. He's likely to begin the 2014 season back at Triple-A.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 12:02:00 PM

Dan Johnson has elected free agency.

He had been outrighted off the Orioles' 40-man roster. Johnson got just five plate appearances this year at the major league level and didn't manage a hit.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 02:22:00 PM

Orioles sent 1B/DH Dan Johnson outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Johnson got just five plate appearances this year at the major league level and did manage a hit. The 34-year-old is now officially off the Orioles' 40-man roster.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of 1B/DH Dan Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Johnson was inked to a minor league deal late last month and will now provide a bench bat down the stretch. He's spent all season at Triple-A, hitting .250/.378/.439 with 21 homers.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Orioles signed 1B/DH Dan Johnson to a minor league contract.

It comes after Johnson opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees on Thursday. The owner of a .253/.379/.447 batting line with 21 homers and 69 RBI at Triple-A this season, he'll likely be up as a bench bat next month.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 02:01:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Orioles are the "possible favorite" to sign Dan Johnson.

Johnson opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees on Thursday and could be on the verge of a major league deal with Baltimore. The O's are trying to land Michael Morse to fill their need for a right-handed hitter, but apparently they'd like to add some pop from the left side, as well.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Yankees released 1B/DH Dan Johnson.

It's not clear if Johnson is poised to sign elsewhere or if he just asked for his release because he was told he wasn't coming up in September. He's spent all of this season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .253/.379/.447 with 21 homers and 69 RBI.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:58:00 PM

Yankees signed 1B Dan Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson batted .267/.388/.492 with 28 home runs and 85 RBI in 137 games last season at Triple-A Charlotte -- an affiliate of the White Sox. The 33-year-old will probably open 2013 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that Dan Johnson has interest in returning to the Rays, but may end up signing with a Japanese team.

Johnson was recently non-tendered by the White Sox after appearing in 14 games as a September call-up. He would likely have to accept a minor league deal with the Rays, so guaranteed money in Japan could be a better bet.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:27:00 PM

White Sox non-tendered 1B/DH Dan Johnson.

Johnson appeared in 14 games with the White Sox down the stretch as a September call-up and was unlikely to have a major role with the club in 2013. The 33-year-old figures to land a spring training invite somewhere.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 05:21:00 PM

Dan Johnson had an out-of-nowhere career night in Chicago's 9-0, season-ending win over the Indians, ripping three home runs and tallying five RBI.

Paul Konerko and Dayan Viciedo also went deep for the White Sox. Johnson was making just his sixth start since being recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on September 1. The home runs were his first of the season. It's a nice last impression as Johnson heads back to free agency, but he's unlikely to break spring training as part of someone's 25-man roster.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 11:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Rob Rasmussen
7Aaron Sanchez