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 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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  1. undocorkscrew 3 years ago

    PLEASE be the Braves…..

    • undocorkscrew 3 years ago

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

  2. mgsports 3 years ago

    Giants or another looking for an backup Outfielder.

  3. JakeD 3 years ago

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

  4. Todd Smith 3 years 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.

    • undocorkscrew 3 years ago


    • $17049574 3 years ago

      really or trolling? (detroit fan)

      • Todd Smith 3 years 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.

    • undocorkscrew 3 years ago

      Turned out to be correct…..

    • Todd Smith 3 years ago

      Jon Heyman says not the Tigers.

      • undocorkscrew 3 years ago

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

        • Todd Smith 3 years ago

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

  5. Scott Lawrence Russell 3 years ago

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

    • mu_Zak 3 years 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.

  6. TheLagooned 3 years ago

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

  7. MikeEsq 3 years ago

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

  8. MikeEsq 3 years ago

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

  9. TheoHoyer 3 years ago

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

  10. mu_Zak 3 years ago

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

  11. 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.

  12. $17049574 3 years ago

    Tigers still need an OF and have young pitching.

  13. Cosmo3 3 years 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?

  14. Taveras pulled from game in Springfield for Cards

    • DT Flush234 3 years ago

      Displinary problems didnt run out a play according to reports.

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

    • Patrick Beliveau 3 years ago

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

  15. DT Flush234 3 years ago

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

  16. BaseballBeisbol 3 years 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.

  17. undocorkscrew 3 years ago

    Looks like it’s Detroit

  18. Robert Daniels 3 years ago

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

  19. 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.

  20. JakeD 3 years ago

    Geo too!? Theo, you genius!

  21. wnglr40 3 years ago

    Same thing just happened to Soto…lots happening!!!

  22. Adam Roy 3 years ago

    Cubs reporter carrie muskat and jon morosi say that geo is getting hugs too. Maybe he and johnson are going together?

  23. Jake Willock 3 years ago

    It looks as if Soto has been traded as well. He just got pulled from the game and is hugging everyone in the dugout.

  24. bigpat 3 years ago

    Soto said his goodbyes as well, wonder if they’re a package deal or separate teams?

    • Todd Smith 3 years ago

      I would assume separate deals since they were pulled an inning apart. Same deal, they probably would have both been pulled at the same time, I would think.

      • undocorkscrew 3 years ago

        Rosenthal says separate deals. You’re on a roll!

  25. rickroscoe 3 years ago

    He’s a versatile and consistent 4th OF who murders LHP. Someone got a nice little addition for the playoff push.

  26. mas419 3 years ago

    I hope this isn’t to the Giants! We don’t need a cheap bench bat, we need an impact bat like Hunter Pence! But he meets the “35 or older” requirement of guys Sabean goes out and gets.

  27. Robert Daniels 3 years ago

    Brett Jackson has been pulled from his AAA game. I would assume he’s getting the call-up

  28. undocorkscrew 3 years ago

    Soto to Rangers

  29. downanddirty 3 years ago

    Soto to Rangers, per Dave Kaplan.

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