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4 Ben J. Johnson LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/220 | Birthdate: 6/18/1981 | Birthplace: Memphis, TN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: No College | MLB Experience: 3
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Tigers sign OF Johnson to minor deal


(6/9/2010) The Tigers signed outfielder Ben J. Johnson to a minor-league deal and assigned him to the Double-A Erie SeaWolves.

Mets cut slew of players from camp


(3/10/2008) The Mets optioned LHP Adam Bostick to Triple-A New Orleans and sent RHP Robert Parnell, RHP Eddie Kunz, RHP Juan Padilla, RHP Andy Cavazos, RHP Brant Rustich, RHP Ivan Maldonado, LHP Jonathan Niese, LHP Ryan Cullen, C Salomon Manriquez, C Mike Nickeas, SS Anderson Machado, OF Ben Johnson to minor league camp for reassignment.

Beltran among banged-up Mets


(2/25/2008) 2B Luis Castillo, OF Carlos Beltran, UTL Damion Easley and OF Ben Johnson also will miss Monday's scrimmage and are considered day-to-day.

Mets invite Johnson to spring camp


(2/14/2008) The Mets signed outfielder Ben Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

OF Johnson non-tendered, becomes FA


(12/13/2007) The Mets cut ties with injured reliever Juan Padilla and minor league outfielder Ben Johnson, choosing to non-tender them and making them free agents. Johnson went 5-for-27 (.185) during a brief call-up with New York this year. He was acquired from San Diego last offseason in a four-player trade that sent successful setup man Heath Bell to the Padres.

Johnson coming off broken ankle


(11/8/2007) The Mets removed outfielder Ben Johnson (broken ankle) from the 60-day DL.

Mets option Johnson to minors


(6/10/2007) Mets OF Shawn Green is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday. A roster spot was cleared by sending outfielder Ben Johnson to Triple-A New Orleans after the Detroit Tigers beat New York 15-7 on Sunday.

Johnson makes start with Mets


(5/31/2007) OF Ben Johnson made his first start for the Mets on Thursday against the Giants. He went 1-for-2 with one walk.

Mets call up Johnson from minors


(5/29/2007) Shawn Green was placed on the 15-day DL with a small fracture on his right foot. Ben Johnson takes his place on the roster.

Johnson unimpressive in minors


(5/2/2007) Mets prospect Ben Johnson is hitting just .238 (5-for-21) in seven appearances with Triple-A New Orleans through the first month of the season.

Mets make many roster moves


(3/30/2007) According to MLB.com, the Mets optioned outfielder Ben Johnson and infielder Anderson Hernandez to their Triple-A New Orleans affiliate on Thursday. They also reassigned veteran catchers Sandy Alomar Jr. and Mike DiFelice, first baseman Mike Carp, infielder Ruben Gotay and reliever Lina Urdaneta to the minor league camp and outrighted Jorge Sosa to the New Orleans roster.

Milledge's hand still hurting


(3/27/2007) The New York Daily News reports that Mets OF Lastings Milledge's right hand is still sore a day after getting hit by a pitch. X-rays are negative, but he may not be ready for opening night on Sunday at St. Louis. "Sometimes contusions take just as long," Milledge said. "You never know. It's kind of like either five days or two weeks. At least you know when it's broken you have six weeks to go." Milledge had been hitting .352 in over 50 spring at-bats.

Newhan, Johnson battle for bench spot


(3/24/2007) Should the Mets carry seven relievers at the start of the season, the final roster spot could come down to David Newhan or Ben Johnson. Newhan hits left-handed and can play both the infield and outfield, while Johnson can play the three outfield positions and offers power potential off the bench.

B. Johnson launches second homer


(3/10/2007) Mets OF Ben Johnson hit his second homer of the spring Saturday against the Nationals. He finished the game 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI. He also had a walk in the game. He is now hitting .409 in eight spring games.

Mets' Johnson drops ball Tuesday


(2/28/2007) OF Ben Johnson dropped a ball in the first inning of an intrasquad game Tuesday.

Mets studs go deep in intrasquad


(2/27/2007) A trio of Mets stars got off to a powerful start Monday. Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes all homered in the team's first intrasquad game of the spring. Delgado finished 2-for-2, while David Wright, Jose Valentin and Ben Johnson also had two hits apiece.

Johnson likely to beat out Milledge


(2/11/2007) The Mets figure to carry five outfielders, and because they have always preferred their prospects get minor league at-bats rather than sit on the bench, speculation is Ben Johnson will probably beat out Lastings Milledge, who did not impress last season.

Padres deal Ben Johnson to Mets


(11/15/2006) The Mets acquired outfielder Ben Johnson and righthanded relief pitcher Jon Adkins from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Heath Bell and left-handed relief pitcher Royce Ring. "Ben Johnson is a versatile outfielder who can play all three spots, has speed and shown some power. He is just 25 years old and we feel he has yet to reach his potential," Mets GM Omar Minaya said. "Jon Adkins has had success on the major-league level and can pitch multiple innings. He's another quality arm to add to our bullpen staff."

Padres call up minor leaguers


(9/5/2006) The San Diego Padres called up four players from Triple-A Portland, including right-handed pitcher Mike Thompson and outfielder Ben Johnson. The Padres also recalled infielder-outfielder Paul McNulty and purchased the contract of outfielder Jack Cust.

Padres send down OF Johnson


(8/26/2006) The Padres optioned outfielder Ben Johnson to Triple-A Portland on Saturday to make room for recently acquired infielder Russell Branyan on the 25-man roster. Johnson was hitting .252 for the Padres -- including a 3-for-4 performance against Colorado left-hander Jeff Francis on Friday -- but the team sent him down to get more playing time. "Instead of Ben sitting here the next eight-to-10 days, (he'll) go down and get some at bats," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He'll be back up."

Ben Johnson activated Tues.


(8/2/2006) Johnson (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. He started against the Astros and was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Ben Johnson begins rehab


(7/22/2006) OF Ben Johnson, on the DL with a strained left shoulder, began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Portland at Las Vegas Friday.

Ben Johnson lands on DL


(7/5/2006) The San Diego Padres activated outfielder Dave Roberts from the disabled list before Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Outfielder Ben Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

Ben Johnson likely headed out


(7/4/2006) Johnson is the most likely candidate to be optioned to Triple-A Portland once Dave Roberts (knee) is ready to come off of the 15-day disabled list.

Ben Johnson's streak at seven


(6/29/2006) Padres LF Ben Johnson, who is subbing for the injured Dave Roberts, has hit in all seven of his starts (10-for-30) since being recalled from Triple-A Portland on June 20.