Indians Designate Elliot Johnson For Assignment

The Indians have designated infielder Elliot Johnson for assignment,’s Jordan Bastian tweets. The Indians also placed catcher Yan Gomes on the paternity list and promoted catcher George Kottaras and pitcher Nick Hagadone.

Cleveland signed Johnson to a minor-league deal in January after the Braves non-tendered him in December, and he made the Indians out of spring training. Johnson collected just 20 plate appearances with the Indians, hitting .105/.211/.316. In parts of five seasons mostly spent with the Rays, Royals and Braves, Johnson has a .215/.269/.316 line in 826 plate appearances.

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1 year 3 months ago

Surprised that Antonetti didn’t show up in the dugout in the bottom of the fourth and escort him out of the stadium.

1 year 3 months ago

Didn’t see this one coming.(hahaha) But why bring up Kottaras and his .080 Avg when they could have brought up a right-handed bat in Perez and his .346 Avg? Maybe it’s because they want someone to have a lower BA than Carlos Santana.

1 year 3 months ago

Jays will be all over this