Skip to content

Elliot Johnson

  1. Dan Uggla continues to be terrible and the Braves might be ready to bench him again

    May 5, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    dan uggla getty

    At what point will the Braves decide enough is enough with Dan Uggla?

  2. Indians designate Elliot Johnson for assignment, place Yan Gomes on paternity leave list

    May 3, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

    indians block c logo

    The Indians announced a bunch of roster moves this afternoon. Among them, catcher Yan Gomes was placed on the paternity leave list.

  3. Indians lose Jason Kipnis to oblique injury, call up 21-year-old Jose Ramirez

    May 2, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

    Jason Kipnis

    Jason Kipnis is the latest player to suffer the dreaded strained oblique muscle and after initially holding out some slim hope that he could avoid the disabled list the Indians have placed the second baseman on the shelf.

  4. When is a catch not a catch? When it’s dropped on the transfer

    Apr 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    A new interpretation of an old rule is angering some folks around the league.

  5. Orioles claim David Adams on outright waivers; Elliot Johnson makes Indians’ 40-man roster

    Mar 22, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    The Orioles have claimed infielder David Adams on outright waivers from the Indians, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports. As a result, the Indians have purchased infielder Elliot Johnson‘s contract and placed him on the 40-man roster. To make room for Adams, the Orioles designated Kelvin de la Cruz for assignment, MASN’s Roch Kubakto reports. Adams, 26,…

  6. Indians sign Elliot Johnson

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    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…

  7. 2013 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    We’ll be writing up the non-tenders as they come in prior to Monday’s midnight deadline. These players immediately become free agents. AMERICAN LEAGUE Angels – RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Jerome Williams All of these were expected. Hanson and Williams would have cost upwards of $4 million apiece. Williams is…

  8. Braves’ off-season will take shape as they make decisions on arbitration-eligible players

    Dec 1, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves lost free agent catcher Brian McCann to the Yankees and they have yet to make any signings this off-season, but they stand to make a ton of news as they make decisions about their many arbitration eligible players. Based on Matt Swartz’s arbitration salary projections at MLB Trade Rumors, Mike Axisa of CBS…

  9. James Shields open to staying in Kansas City beyond 2014

    Nov 16, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Per ESPN’s Jim Bowden, starter James Shields hasn’t discussed an extension with the Royals but is opened to staying in Kansas City beyond 2014 if the option should present itself. Shields will earn $13.5 million in the last year of a four-year extension signed in 2008 while with the Rays. Shields, who turns 32 years…

  10. Braves jump ahead of Dodgers on run-scoring single from Jose Constanza

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Jose Constanza AP

    The Braves have relied on a cast of unlikely heroes to take the lead over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS this evening. After Ronald Belisario took over for Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning, he gave up a one-out triple to Elliot Johnson down the right field line. Yasiel Puig went into…

  11. NLDS Game 4: Braves-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

    Dodgers Braves Getty

    With the Dodgers holding a 2-1 lead in the series, below are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS. First pitch is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET while the game will be broadcast on TBS… Braves: CF Jason Heyward RF Justin Upton 1B Freddie Freeman LF Evan Gattis C Brian McCann 3B Chris Johnson…

  12. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Braves vs. Dodgers

    Oct 6, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    hyun-jin ryu

    Listed below are the starting lineups for Sunday evening’s NLDS Game 3 between the Braves and Dodgers. This best-of-five series is currently tied 1-1. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium. The game will be broadcast by TBS. Atlanta Braves CF Jason Heyward RF Justin Upton 1B Freddie Freeman LF Evan…

  13. Because you can’t let Jose Constanza beat you

    Oct 4, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Jose Constanza

    If there’s a worse hitter than Jose Constanza on a postseason roster, it’s safe to say the guy also dabbles in some mound work. This is a guy who hit .276/.332/.314 with no homers and 17 RBI this year… in Triple-A! In the majors, he came in at .258 in 31 at-bats. He also had…

  14. Braves’ replacements flounder in Game 1 loss

    Oct 4, 2013, 12:16 AM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    With Dan Uggla off the roster and B.J. Upton on the bench, the Braves were banking on lesser names helping their cause against the Dodgers. It didn’t work in Game 1, as both left fielder Evan Gattis and second baseman Elliot Johnson had key misplays in the 6-1 loss. Uggla and Upton are the Braves’…

  15. Dan Uggla to be left off Braves’ roster for NLDS

    Oct 1, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    dan uggla getty

    From beat writer Mark Bowman of MLB.com: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez met with some players regarding roster decisions after the team held a workout that was closed to media members on Tuesday at Turner Field.  An industry source said Uggla was informed that he will not be part of the 25-man roster the Braves will…

  16. The Royals finally use the disabled list again

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

    Chris Getz, Adam Dunn

    But, don’t worry, it’s just for Chris Getz. The major criticism with the Royals’ decision to buy and not sell at the trade deadline was that they did nothing to address the black hole in their lineup at second base. Now they’ll be forced to try something a little different after Getz suffered a sprained…

  17. Rays prospect Jake Odorizzi pitches in for tandem no-hitter

    May 5, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

    The Durham Bulls tossed a tandem no-hitter this afternoon against the Pawtucket Red Sox behind starter Jake Odorizzi, who threw seven hitless, shut-out innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked four. Relievers Frank De Los Santos, Kirby Yates and Jeff Beliveau held the Sox hitless over the final two innings as the Bulls went on…

  18. Rays-Royals get rained out with Royals up 1-0 in fourth

    May 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Eric Hosmer

    The Royals tried to sneak one in during a miserable day in Kansas City on Thursday, but they couldn’t make an official game of it. Play was halted after 3 1/2 innings with the Royals up 1-0 on the Rays, and the game was later postponed, with no makeup date announced. Today was the last…

  19. Rockies acquire Reid Brignac from Rays

    Feb 14, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Last week the Rays cleared two 40-man roster spots by designating infielders Reid Brignac and Elliot Johnson for assignment. They traded Johnson to the Royals as the player to be named later from the big James Shields swap and now they’ve traded Brignac to the Rockies for a PTBNL or cash considerations. It makes sense…

  20. Rays send Elliot Johnson to Royals as PTBNL in James Shields trade

    Feb 12, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Yankees Rays Baseball

    Tampa Bay owed Kansas City a player to be named later from the big James Shields trade back in December and today that player was named: Elliot Johnson. Johnson spent the past two seasons as the Rays’ utility man, but was designated for assignment last week along with Reid Brignac as Tampa Bay cleared 40-man…

  21. Rays designate Reid Brignac and Elliot Johnson for assignment

    Feb 5, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Tampa Bay has designated Reid Brignac for assignment, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, dropping the one-time top prospect from the 40-man roster ahead of a potential trade or trip to the waiver wire. Brignac ranked among Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, but has hit just .227 with a…

  22. Elliot Johnson played catch with fans in the parking lot

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Yankees Rays Baseball

    Just got an email from reader Chris Bell, relating a cool story about Rays infielder Elliot Johnson, bro: Prior to the Rays game last night, I was with a few buddies tailgating in the parking lot.  Out of the blue I posted a tweet to Elliot Johnson that I was in the lot, and to…

  23. Derek Jeter passes Willie Mays for 10th place on all-time hits list

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    After tying Willie Mays last night against the Red Sox, Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time hits list tonight against the Rays. Jeter, who is currently playing through a bone bruise in his left ankle, collected hit No. 3,284 with a single off the glove of second baseman Elliot…

  24. The Orioles finally lose a one-run game while the Rays finally win one

    Sep 1, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Molina Vizquel collision Getty

    We’ve heard a lot recently about the Orioles’ success in one-run games and the Rays’ inability to win one. Well, their fortunes finally reversed today. We’ll start with the Orioles. They entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead against the Yankees, but things unraveled from there. Wei-Yin Chen was ahead of…

  25. Rays outhit Jays 10-4, lose 2-1

    Aug 31, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson

    The Rays lost for an MLB-high 11th time while allowing two runs or less Friday in dropping a 2-1 game to the Blue Jays. Tampa Bay outhit Toronto 10-4 in the contest, but could muster only a single run, that coming when Desmond Jennings homered in the third. The Rays had pinch-runner Elliot Johnson cut…

Featured video

Can Angels recoup loss of Richards?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (5317)
  2. M. Cuddyer (2637)
  3. K. Bryant (2386)
  4. W. Myers (2079)
  5. G. Richards (2055)
  1. H. Ramirez (2038)
  2. D. Ortiz (2015)
  3. A. Cashner (1901)
  4. J. Hamilton (1877)
  5. A. McCutchen (1836)