Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:48:42 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said 2B Elliot Johnson's strong offensive performance so far during spring training will not be a factor in whether he will make the roster. "It's really not [that important]," Francona said. "I don't know that if Elliot was 0-for-10, we would view him any different than if he's 3-for-10 or 4-for-10. And when you really think about it, what he's done in his career, what he's capable of doing and how he can benefit our team, is what really makes sense. Guys tend to catch your eye or other peoples' eyes when they get hits." Johnson has gone 6-for-16 with one home run and five RBIs in six spring training games.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:03:42 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have 22 non-roster invitees headed for spring training. The pitchers include David Aardsma, Scott Atchison, Travis Banwart, Matt Capps, Tyler Cloyd, Shaun Marcum, J.C. Ramirez and Michael Zagurski. The catchers include Luke Carlin, Jake Lowery, Roberto Perez, Matt Treanor and Tony Wolters. The infielders are Elliot Johnson, Jason Giambi, Francisco Lindor, Ryan Rohlinger and Joey Wendle, while the outfielders are comprised of Matt Carson, Jeff Francoeur, Nyjer Morgan and Tyler Naquin.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:42:14 -0800
The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent 2B Elliot Johnson (Braves) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Jan. 27.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:02:57 -0800
The Atlanta Braves agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with SS Ramiro Pena to avoid arbitration Monday, Dec. 2. They declined to tender contracts to SS Paul Janish, 2B Elliot Johnson and RP Cristhian Martinez, making them free agents.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:22:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is not on the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The roster includes slumping OF B.J. Upton and SP Freddy Garcia. SP Paul Maholm also did not make the roster after going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA on the season. Uggla hit only .122 in 49 at-bats in the season's final month. 2B Elliot Johnson is expected to start at second base in the series.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:51:57 -0700
The Atlanta Braves are reportedly leaning toward leaving 2B Dan Uggla off the playoff roster for the National League Division Series. His .179 batting average was the worst in the league, and he also hit a putrid .157 at home. Uggla was third in the National League in strikeouts (171), beating his previous career high (168). 2B Elliot Johnson started 11 of the team's final 20 games at second base over Uggla, too.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:31:34 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez expects both OF B.J. Upton and 2B Dan Uggla to be on the postseason roster. "Unless something crazy happens, yeah," Gonzalez said. "I think so." Both Upton and Uggla are hitting under .200 and have been benched recently. Uggla could start or back up 2B Elliot Johnson.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:19:34 -0700
The Atlanta Braves placed OF Jason Heyward (jaw) on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured jaw Thursday, Aug. 22, and activated SP Paul Maholm (wrist) from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move. Also, INF Phil Gosselin was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room on the roster for 2B Elliot Johnson.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:37:41 -0700
The Atlanta Braves claimed 2B Elliot Johnson on waivers from the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson could be used to help fill in at the keystone with Dan Uggla (eye surgery) out, but Johnson shouldn't be an option unless you're desperate in an NL-only league. To give you an idea of his offensive struggles, he was hitless in his last 31 at-bats with the Royals.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:07:26 -0700
The Kansas City Royals released 2B Elliot Johnson Monday, Aug. 19.