Reed Johnson Likely Traded

The Cubs removed Reed Johnson from today's game and it appears that the outfielder has been traded, Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reports (on Twitter). Four teams made offers for Johnson today, including the Pirates and Tigers, according to Levine.

Johnson, 35, has a .307/.361/.452 batting line in 180 plate appearances this year. The right-handed hitter has played all three outfield positions for the Cubs and owns a career .313/.370/.469 line against left-handed pitching. He's signed to a one-year, $1.15MM contract and will hit free agency after the season.


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55 Comments on "Reed Johnson Likely Traded"


Clayton Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

PLEASE be the Braves…..

Clayton Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

Guess it made too much sense for the Braves…..at least we’ve got Hinske! *Sigh*

mgsports
3 years 1 month ago

Giants or another looking for an backup Outfielder.

3 years 1 month ago

dude, the giants have 5 outfielders…

SFrush90
3 years 1 month ago

And most of them suck. They need a good OF bat off the bench.

3 years 1 month ago

ummmm, no. they need a good OF bat in the OF.

SFrush90
3 years 1 month ago

Uhh…ya. They need a good OF bat in the lineup and also one off the bench.

3 years 1 month ago

hahahaha truer words were never spoken my friend

JakeD
3 years 1 month ago

Hmm, I liked Reed alot, but I hope he’s packaged with someone who will reap more/better prospects.

Todd Smith
3 years 1 month ago

Amateur lip-reader here, but I’m fairly sure I saw him say the word “Detroit” when he was shaking hands in the dugout.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

Boo!

$17049574
3 years 1 month ago

really or trolling? (detroit fan)

Todd Smith
3 years 1 month ago

I mean I’m not 100% sure that’s what he said, obviously…but I thought I saw “Detroit”, then came here and saw the Tigers we’re interested.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

Turned out to be correct…..

Todd Smith
3 years 1 month ago

Jon Heyman says not the Tigers.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

Stop giving me hope that it’s the Braves……

Todd Smith
3 years 1 month ago

Tim Brown says not the Dodgers…also heard not the Pirates or Giants…

Todd Smith
3 years 1 month ago

Not the Indians…

Scott Lawrence Russell
3 years 1 month ago

I’m betting it is the san francisco giants, he fits the need for an OF who hits lefties.

mu_Zak
3 years 1 month ago

I’ve been on this guy for my Giants- but somehow i think Sabean low balled and got beaten by a team that recognized the true value of this guy.

TheLagooned
3 years 1 month ago

Hope it is the Braves. Johnson is a nice piece.

MikeEsq
3 years 1 month ago

Bruce Levine of ESPN1000 says it’s to the Giants. He’s usually on top of things.

SFrush90
3 years 1 month ago

I didn’t see any of this on his Twitter.

MikeEsq
3 years 1 month ago

Breaking news: Ryan Dempster has rejected the Reed Johnson trade.

TimotheusATL
3 years 1 month ago

gotta admit, I cracked up.

TheLagooned
3 years 1 month ago

I just heard the Cubs offered Ryan Dempster a million bucks to accept the Reed Johnson trade

3 years 1 month ago

Now that is funny as hell…. even being a Braves fan

TheoHoyer
3 years 1 month ago

Wow, totally didn’t expect the Cubs to make a deadline move

TheLagooned
3 years 1 month ago

Shocking, right?

mu_Zak
3 years 1 month ago

Sabean you donkey! THIS guy could’ve helped you SO much more than the pipe dreams of Pence…

3 years 1 month ago

Is Neal Huntington dealing exclusively with teams the Pirates are playing at the moment? Wouldn’t mind Reed Johnson on the Buccos, depending on who they’re losing for him. Still hoping the Bucs are going bigger this year.

$17049574
3 years 1 month ago

Tigers still need an OF and have young pitching.

Cosmo3
3 years 1 month ago

That’s a damn solid slash line. He will at least make a great platoon/bench player to help solidify a playoff team. Any guesses as to what we might have gotten for him?

3 years 1 month ago

Taveras pulled from game in Springfield for Cards

DT Flush234
3 years 1 month ago

Displinary problems didnt run out a play according to reports.

3 years 1 month ago

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, “Mo found strangled after trading Taveras to cubs”

Patrick Beliveau
3 years 1 month ago

I hope you realize OT wont get traded for Reed Johnson…

DT Flush234
3 years 1 month ago

Johnson fits in with the Cardinals a lot. He would be that RH OF there looking for.

BaseballBeisbol
3 years 1 month ago

I like his game. He is a good baseball player and someone you can confidently plug into any of the three OF spots. Will be a solid grab for whoever gets him.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

Looks like it’s Detroit

Robert Daniels
3 years 1 month ago

Looks like Detriot. Apparently P prospect Thmoas Collier was just pulled from a game.

3 years 1 month ago

Traded along with 2 pies from Eduardo’s to STL for Tyler Greene, 5 cases of Schlafley, 10 Ted Drewes concretes, and a trip for 2 up the arch in September.

JakeD
3 years 1 month ago

Geo too!? Theo, you genius!