Cubs Reach Agreement With Reed Johnson

The Cubs and Reed Johnson have agreed to terms on a one-year, Major League contract, the team announced. It's a $1.15MM deal, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune (on Twitter). Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the agreement on December 21st (via Twitter).

Johnson, 35, has spent three of the last four seasons with the Cubs, and is coming off one of his best years. In 266 plate appearances, the veteran hit .309/.348/.467 while spending time at all three outfield positions.

Coming off a down year in 2010 (.657 OPS), Johnson signed a minor league deal for $900K with the Cubs, so the Wasserman Media Group client should be in line for a slight salary bump after his solid 2011.

9 Responses to Cubs Reach Agreement With Reed Johnson Leave a Reply

  1. Philip Marlowe 4 years ago

    I thought this happened already? Like, a month ago?

  2. I love having Reed on the team.  One of the hardest working players and always hustles.  He will probably relieve DeJesus against lefties.

  3. JST1331 4 years ago

    I’ve always liked this guy, I feel like if they gave this guy more AB’s he could be an extremely productive player. Surprised me that he only got a contract worth 1.15 mill, such a steal.

    • vilifyingforce 4 years ago

      He’s not very good against righties, but, a great guy to watch. I always liked him and Cattalantto platooning in LF when they were on the Jays.

  4. FantasyBaseball Vision 4 years ago

    I’d play him everyday in front of Soriano.

  5. Slopeboy 4 years ago

    That could be the compensation the Rex Sox can use.

  6. Jason_F 4 years ago

    I’m not saying that I disagree with you, but the difference in 2010 slugging percentages between the two guys is 0.002.  Conversely, the difference in their salaries will be…damnit, my calculator doesn’t support that many digits.

  7. Jason_F 4 years ago

    Anywayyousliceit-wise, Soriano was terrible.  If you mean he wasn’t THE worst left fielder in the league, then yes, you would be correct.

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