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Indians sign Elliot Johnson

Jan 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

Elliot Johnson AP

Elliot Johnson, who split last season between the Braves and Royals, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Indians.

Johnson has logged 181, 331, and 275 plate appearances during the past three seasons and brings a lot of defensive versatility and speed to the table in a utility man role, but he’s a career .218 hitter with 12 homers and a .592 OPS in 311 games.

He’s one of the 10 worst active hitters in baseball, but the 30-year-old switch-hitter will compete for a bench gig in spring training.

  1. alang3131982 - Jan 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    how many of these “team signs player to minor-league contract” have photos of position players bunting. so many of them.

    • Tyree Studio - Jan 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

      Did somebody say “bunting”….Ned Yost.

  2. tribeguy07 - Jan 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    I feel like the Indians offseason is the plot to Major League.
    “This guy here is dead!” “Cross him off then.”

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