Sat, 05 Mar 2016 12:53:27 -0800
Free-agent 1B Dan Johnson (Cardinals) is expected to sign a minor-league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays pending a physical, with the expectation that he will attempt to make the conversion to a knuckleballer.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson will turn 37 during the season, so the odds are extremely low that the former Tampa Bay first baseman will make any kind of impact in the majors even if he signs. There's obviously nothing to see here for fantasy purposes.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:50:55 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds (hand) is not in the starting lineup again Monday, July 27. 1B Dan Johnson is starting at first base and is hitting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Raisel Iglesias.
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds has a sore left hand after being hit by a pitch over the weekend. Avoid him for now. Johnson ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has just two hits in 14 at-bats for the Cardinals, and he should be avoided on FantasyScore unless you're desperate for some salary cap relief for your daily lineup.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:51:18 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Stephen Piscotty (neck) has a stiff neck and was pulled from the starting lineup Thursday, July 23. 1B Dan Johnson is starting at first base and batting eighth against Kansas City Royals SP Chris Young Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) from your fantasy lineups Thursday. Johnson ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a desperation flier in all fantasy formats Thursday, and starting him at FantasyScore is risky with all the upside you'll be passing up at first base. Check back for updates on Piscotty's health.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:05:58 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong (head) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, July 8. 3B Matt Carpenter sticks at second base, while 1B Mark Reynolds shifts across the diamond to third base, and 1B Dan Johnson is starting at first base and hitting eighth against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel.
Fantasy Tip: Carpenter ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has cooled off of late at the plate, but he still isn't a bad FantasyScore option, especially against Hammel, who has been much tougher against righties this year. Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Johnson are ones to avoid.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:10:59 -0800
The Houston Astros signed free-agent 1B Dan Johnson (Blue Jays) to a minor league deal Monday, Dec. 15, according to industry sources.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:33:29 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Dan Johnson and C George Kottaras elected free agency Friday, Oct. 3, instead of accepting being outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:39:55 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have outrighted IF Munenori Kawasaki and 1B Dan Johnson off the 40-man roster.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:44:45 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays called up SP Sean Nolin, SP Brandon Morrow, OF Dalton Pompey, OF Anthony Gose, 2B Ryan Goins, 1B Dan Johnson and C George Kottaras Monday, Sept. 1.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:55:20 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Dan Johnson (hamstring) started a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo Saturday, Aug. 16.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:06:00 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Dan Johnson (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain Thursday, July 31, and RP Chad Jenkins was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.