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4 Reed Johnson LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/188 | Birthdate: 12/8/1976 | Birthplace: Riverside, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: Cal State-Fullerton | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $1,600,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Nats call up Emmanuel Burriss, transfer Reed Johnson to 60-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) The Nationals selected the contract of infielder Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, outfielder Reed Johnson (foot) was moved from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.

Burriss is back in the majors for the first time since 2012. Burriss hit .278 (66 for 237) with eight doubles, five triples, three home runs, 25 walks, 10 stolen bases and 21 RBI in 62 games for Syracuse.


Nationals OF Reed Johnson (foot/ankle) hoping to return in 2015


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson, who underwent surgery on his foot/ankle on Monday, says he hopes to resume baseball activities in 8-10 weeks, according to Comcast SportsNet. He expects to make a return this year, though earlier reports had suggested his season could be in jeopardy. 


Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson might not return this season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson's season may be in jeopardy after foot/ankle surgery Monday, according to MASN Sports.

Johnson was dealing with a calf strain last week that forced him out of action and landed him on the DL. Manager Matt Williams said Monday he did not know if Johnson could return this season. 

Johnson is hitting .222 with two RBI in 18 at-bats this season.


Report: Nationals LF Reed Johnson underwent foot surgery


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson underwent minor surgery over the weekend to correct a damaged tendon in his left foot, a source told The Washington Post.

Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list after experiencing pain in his foot during Tuesday's game. It is not known how long the injury will keep him sidelined.

Johnson is batting .222 in 18 at-bats this season.


Nationals recall Michael Taylor, Sammy Solis, option A.J. Cole


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) The Nationals have recalled pitcher Sammy Solis and outfielder Michael Taylor while optioning pitcher A.J. Cole back to Triple-A, the team announced. 

In addition, Washington placed outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day DL with a calf strain. Cole started Tuesday's game against the Braves and was rocked for nine runs in two innings of work. Taylor was sent to Triple-A roughly two weeks ago and was hitting .271 to start the year. Solis has appeared in three games this season in the minors with an 0-0 record and a 2.25 ERA.


Nationals OF Reed Johnson to miss extended time with foot injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time after pulling a muscle in his foot during Tuesday's dramatic win over Atlanta, manager Matt Williams told reporters, per Comcast SportsNet Washington.

"It acts like plantar fascia, but it's actually a muscle that kind of goes underneath your foot and up the side of your leg," Williams said.

Johnson suffered the injury while legging out a pinch-hit double in the seventh inning for his second RBI of the season. He is a candidate to land on the disabled list, depending on the severity of the injury.

"He felt it when he came out of the box," Williams said. "He heard a big pop. And when he got out to second, it was starting to subside and then he had to dive back into second base again and he couldn't go any farther."


Reed Johnson leaves Nationals game with injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Reed Johnson hit a pinch-hit double for the Nationals in Tuesday's win over Atlanta. He drove in his second run of the year and then left the game for a pinch runner with an apparent foot or leg injury.

Afterward, manager Matt Williams said, "He's got a ... he tore a ... pulled a muscle," per the Fan DC


Nationals move Bryce Harper to center for Denard Span


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper will move to center field, in place of Denard Span, for Saturday's game. 

"What we have to be mindful of is that we don't want to push [Span] too hard, because this is a long-term thing," manager Matt Williams said to MLB.com. "We have a lot of games left. I want to make sure he is healthy for the rest of the season. Four in a row and a day off is probably the best thing to do. After today, let him go again. He'll let us know how he feels from there. He is playing well."

Reed Johnson gets his second start of the season in right.

The Nationals are -150 money line favorites at Miami. 


Dan Uggla, Xavier Cedeno make Nationals' Opening Day roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Nationals announced the 25-man roster for Opening Day, with infielder Dan Uggla and pitcher Xavier Cedeno earning spots.

Cedeno earns the final spot in the bullpen and will serve as the team's second left-handed reliever. Uggla, who has extensive experience starting for NL East rivals Miami and Atlanta, hit .261/.433/.457 with two home runs in 46 spring at-bats.

Matt den Dekker and Reed Johnson are also set to open the season with the team as reserve outfielders.


Nationals, Reed Johnson agree to minor-league deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) The Nationals have agreed to a minor-league deal with outfielder Reed Johnson with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Monday.

Johnson was granted his unconditional release by the Marlins Monday, paving the way for him to join the Nationals. He's no stranger the NL East, as he spent 2013 with the Braves before joining the Marlins for the 2014 season and hitting .235/.266/.348 in 187 at-bats. Johnson was just 8 for 39 this spring before being released.


Marlins release Reed Johnson, option Preston Claiborne to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) The Marlins announced Monday they granted outfielder Reed Johnson his unconditional release. They also optioned pitcher Preston Claiborne to Triple-A New Orleans.

Marlins sign Reed Johnson to minor-league contract


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) The Marlins signed outfielder Reed Johnson to a minor-league contract with a big-league invite, according to the team's official website. Johnson is expected to earn $1.25 million if he makes it into the with Miami, and can request a release March 29 if he's not on 40-man roster, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Johnson logged 187 at-bats and slashed .235/.266/.348 with two homers and 25 RBI in 2014 with the Marlins.


Reed Johnson drives in two from leadoff spot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) The Marlins slotted outfielder Reed Johnson in the leadoff spot Saturday against the Athletics, and he responded by reaching base three times in a 7-6 loss.

Johnson went 3 for 6 as the game went into extra-innings, driving in two runs with a second-inning double. He also scored once in the game, in his first multi-hit game since May 15.

Johnson has been a useful contributor off the bench for the Marlins, hitting .278/.307/.426 with 20 RBI in 108 at-bats in 55 games.  


Reed Johnson delivers pinch-hit home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Marlins outfielder Reed Johnson delivered a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning Monday against the Dodgers. However, the Marlins' rally still fell short, losing 6-5.

It was Johnson's first home run. He is batting .341 through 27 games and is 5 for 10 (.500) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in his last three games (two starts).


Reed Johnson earns job as reserve outfielder for Marlins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Reed Johnson has landed a spot on the Marlins' bench as a reserve outfielder, according to MLB.com. Johnson is having a productive spring, batting .410 (16 for 39) with a .590 slugging percentage, 1.042 OPS, one home run, four doubles and six RBI in 14 spring games.

Marlins sign Reed Johnson


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) The Marlins have signed Reed Johnson to a minor-league deal.

Johnson will receive an invite to major-league camp. He'll attempt to win a spot on the team's 25-man roster. Johnson hit .244 in 123 at-bats last season. 


Reed Johnson becomes a free-agent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) Braves outfielder Reed Johnson has become a free-agent after his option was declined.

Johnson was bought out by the team for $150,000, and is now a free-agent. He could have been brought back for $1.6 million. Johnson hit .244/.311/.341 in 123 at-bats. 


Reed Johnson suspended but is appealing


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/26/2013) Braves outfielder Reed Johnson was suspended Thursday for his role in Wednesday's bench-clearing brawl with the Brewers.

However, Johnson is appealing the one-game suspension, as he claims no punches were thrown, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Braves activate Reed Johnson


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2013) The Braves activated outfielder Reed Johnson from the disabled list, the team announced Tuesday. Johnson had been dealing with Achilles tendinitis, which kept him sidelined since July 28. He batted .263/.328/.368 in 114 at-bats before the injury.

Reed Johnson worried about return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Braves outfielder Reed Johnson isn't sure if he'll be back this season, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Johnson hopes to play in games in late September, but said if things keep moving at this pace he'll be watching the playoffs at home. Johnson has been out since July 28 with an Achilles issue. He's hitting .263/.328/.368 in 114 at-bats. 


Reed Johnson having issues running


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Braves outfielder Reed Johnson is having problems running, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Johnson has been dealing with Achilles tendinitis. He attempted to do some light jogging last week, but struggled with it. Johnson will continue taking batting practice in hopes that he'll be able to run soon. He said it would take a while before he returns, though he expects to be back this season. 

Johnson is hitting .263 in 114 at-bats.


Reed Johnson has yet to begin running


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Braves outfielder Reed Johnson has participated in batting practice and thrown in the outfield during the team's current homestand but has yet to begin running, MLB.com reports.

"I'm not waiting until it's 100 percent, I know that," Johnson told MLB.com Wednesday. "Those days are over, so I'm just kind of getting to a point where I can at least function as far as running and running down fly balls in the outfield, and once I get there, I'm going to ask to go out and play a few games and hopefully be back."

Johnson still has several days before he'll be able to return from Achilles tendinitis.


No timetable for Reed Johnson's return


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2013) Braves outfielder Reed Johnson continues to deal with an Achilles injury and has no timetable for a return, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Johnson hasn't played since July 28 due to the injury.

Reed Johnson takes trip to DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2013) The Braves placed outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list following Monday's game against the Rockies because of Achilles tendinitis in his left heel, according to MLB.com. Johnson sustained the injury while running to first base in the eighth inning Sunday.

Achilles injury flares up on Reed Johnson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said after Sunday's game against the Cardinals outfielder Reed Johnson left in the eighth inning because of an Achillies injury. Gonzalez added Johnson will be re-evaluated Monday.

Johnson is batting .275 (11 for 40) with one double, one triple, three RBI and seven runs in 17 July games (six starts).