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Orioles sign Yankees castoff Dan Johnson

Aug 30, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Rays' Dan Johnson hits a ninth inning home run with New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine at right during their American League MLB baseball game in St. Petersburg Reuters

Shortly after adding a right-handed bat in Michael Morse the Orioles have added a left-handed bat in Dan Johnson, signing the veteran first baseman to a minor-league deal after he opted out of a deal with the Yankees.

Johnson has spent all season playing at Triple-A for the Yankees, hitting .253 with 21 homers and an .826 OPS in 133 games. Morse’s arrival hurts Johnson’s odds of being more than a pinch-hitter down the stretch, but he’s certainly provided some memorable late-season memories in a limited role before.

Against the Yankees, in fact.

  1. aceshigh11 - Aug 30, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    This guy ruled on Miami Vice.

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  2. mf44srq - Aug 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Don Johnson – Vice Cop. Dan Johnson – Rays Hero…

  3. pisano - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    As bad as their line up has been, and they let this guy go, what does that tell you about Johnson? HELLO !

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