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 4 days ago

PLEASE be the Braves…..

Clayton Wilson
3 years 4 days ago

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

mgsports
3 years 4 days ago

Giants or another looking for an backup Outfielder.

3 years 4 days ago

dude, the giants have 5 outfielders…

SFrush90
3 years 4 days ago

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

3 years 4 days ago

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

SFrush90
3 years 4 days ago

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

3 years 4 days ago

hahahaha truer words were never spoken my friend

JakeD
3 years 4 days ago

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

Todd Smith
3 years 4 days 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 4 days ago

Boo!

$17049574
3 years 4 days ago

really or trolling? (detroit fan)

Todd Smith
3 years 4 days 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 4 days ago

Turned out to be correct…..

Todd Smith
3 years 4 days ago

Jon Heyman says not the Tigers.

Clayton Wilson
3 years 4 days ago

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

Todd Smith
3 years 4 days ago

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

Todd Smith
3 years 4 days ago

Not the Indians…

Scott Lawrence Russell
3 years 4 days ago

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

mu_Zak
3 years 4 days 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 4 days ago

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

MikeEsq
3 years 4 days ago

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

SFrush90
3 years 4 days ago

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

MikeEsq
3 years 4 days ago

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

TimotheusATL
3 years 4 days ago

gotta admit, I cracked up.

TheLagooned
3 years 4 days ago

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

3 years 4 days ago

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

TheoHoyer
3 years 4 days ago

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

TheLagooned
3 years 4 days ago

Shocking, right?

mu_Zak
3 years 4 days ago

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

3 years 4 days 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 4 days ago

Tigers still need an OF and have young pitching.

Cosmo3
3 years 4 days 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 4 days ago

Taveras pulled from game in Springfield for Cards

DT Flush234
3 years 4 days ago

Displinary problems didnt run out a play according to reports.

3 years 4 days ago

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

Patrick Beliveau
3 years 4 days ago

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

DT Flush234
3 years 4 days ago

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

BaseballBeisbol
3 years 4 days 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 4 days ago

Looks like it’s Detroit

Robert Daniels
3 years 4 days ago

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

3 years 4 days 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 4 days ago

Geo too!? Theo, you genius!