Fri, 09 May 2014 08:57:44 -0700
Cleveland Indians 2B Elliot Johnson cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, May 8.
Sat, 03 May 2014 11:29:28 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have recalled RP Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus. In a corresponding move, they have designated INF Elliot Johnson for assignment.
Fri, 02 May 2014 19:09:06 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona indicated 2B Elliot Johnson, 3B Mike Aviles and INF Jose X. Ramirez will receive playing time at second base while 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) is out of the lineup.
Fri, 02 May 2014 11:34:05 -0700
The Cleveland Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain Friday, May 2, and recalled INF Jose X. Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Look for some combination of Elliot Johnson and Mike Aviles to split time at the keystone with Kipnis sidelined. Johnson is a switch hitter, so it could be a straight platoon, with Johnson facing righties and Aviles starting against lefties. For what it's worth, Aviles is the more polished offensive weapon for those hunting in AL leagues.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:46:28 -0700
The Cleveland Indians added INF Elliot Johnson to the 40-man roster.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:48:42 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said 2B Elliot Johnson's strong offensive performance so far during spring training will not be a factor in whether he will make the roster. "It's really not [that important]," Francona said. "I don't know that if Elliot was 0-for-10, we would view him any different than if he's 3-for-10 or 4-for-10. And when you really think about it, what he's done in his career, what he's capable of doing and how he can benefit our team, is what really makes sense. Guys tend to catch your eye or other peoples' eyes when they get hits." Johnson has gone 6-for-16 with one home run and five RBIs in six spring training games.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:03:42 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have 22 non-roster invitees headed for spring training. The pitchers include David Aardsma, Scott Atchison, Travis Banwart, Matt Capps, Tyler Cloyd, Shaun Marcum, J.C. Ramirez and Michael Zagurski. The catchers include Luke Carlin, Jake Lowery, Roberto Perez, Matt Treanor and Tony Wolters. The infielders are Elliot Johnson, Jason Giambi, Francisco Lindor, Ryan Rohlinger and Joey Wendle, while the outfielders are comprised of Matt Carson, Jeff Francoeur, Nyjer Morgan and Tyler Naquin.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:42:14 -0800
The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent 2B Elliot Johnson (Braves) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Jan. 27.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:02:57 -0800
The Atlanta Braves agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with SS Ramiro Pena to avoid arbitration Monday, Dec. 2. They declined to tender contracts to SS Paul Janish, 2B Elliot Johnson and RP Cristhian Martinez, making them free agents.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:22:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is not on the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The roster includes slumping OF B.J. Upton and SP Freddy Garcia. SP Paul Maholm also did not make the roster after going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA on the season. Uggla hit only .122 in 49 at-bats in the season's final month. 2B Elliot Johnson is expected to start at second base in the series.