Elliot Johnson

Elliot Johnson #5

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  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 1"/190
  • Age: 31


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Elliot Johnson MLB Career Stats

.215 12 69 46 .586

Elliot Johnson Bio

  • Full Name: Elliot Tyler Johnson
  • Born: 3/9/1984 in Safford, AZ
  • High School: Thatcher, AZ
  • Debut: April 5, 2008
  • Relationship(s): brother of Isaac Johnson, brother of Leon Johnson, brother of Cedric Johnson
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MLB Career Stats 749 80 161 12 69 46 .215 .269 .586
  • Status: Active


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March 31, 2015 at 4:16 PM ET

Dodgers acquire utilityman Johnson from Rangers

The Dodgers acquired Minor League utilityman Elliot Johnson from the Texas Rangers for cash on Tuesday.


Elliot Johnson Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Tampa Bay AL

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Montgomery SOU

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Durham INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Durham INT

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/07/2006 Montgomery SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Montgomery SOU

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Visalia CAL

Elliot Johnson Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 18 24th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2011 7 20th in AL
2012 6 17th in AL

Elliot Johnson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 9, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers activated 2B Elliot Johnson from the 7-day disabled list.
August 3, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers placed 2B Elliot Johnson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 1, 2015.
July 6, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers activated 2B Elliot Johnson from the 7-day disabled list.
June 15, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers placed 2B Elliot Johnson on the 7-day disabled list.
May 12, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers activated 2B Elliot Johnson from the 7-day disabled list.
May 4, 2015 Oklahoma City Dodgers placed 2B Elliot Johnson on the 7-day disabled list.
April 1, 2015 2B Elliot Johnson assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
March 31, 2015 Texas Rangers traded 2B Elliot Johnson to Los Angeles Dodgers for cash.
February 23, 2015 Texas Rangers signed free agent 2B Elliot Johnson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 23, 2015 2B Elliot Johnson assigned to Round Rock Express.
September 29, 2014 LF Elliot Johnson elected free agency.
July 25, 2014 Columbus Clippers activated LF Elliot Johnson from the 7-day disabled list.
July 17, 2014 Columbus Clippers placed LF Elliot Johnson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 13, 2014.
May 8, 2014 Cleveland Indians sent 2B Elliot Johnson outright to Columbus Clippers.
May 3, 2014 Cleveland Indians designated 2B Elliot Johnson for assignment.
March 22, 2014 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of 2B Elliot Johnson from Columbus Clippers.
January 27, 2014 Cleveland Indians signed free agent 2B Elliot Johnson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 27, 2014 2B Elliot Johnson assigned to Columbus Clippers.
December 2, 2013 2B Elliot Johnson elected free agency.
August 22, 2013 Atlanta Braves activated 2B Elliot Johnson.
August 21, 2013 Atlanta Braves claimed 2B Elliot Johnson off waivers from Kansas City Royals.
August 19, 2013 Kansas City Royals released Elliot Johnson.
August 15, 2013 Kansas City Royals designated 2B Elliot Johnson for assignment.
February 12, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays traded 2B Elliot Johnson to Kansas City Royals.
February 5, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays designated Elliot Johnson for assignment.
June 12, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays activated SS Elliot Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.
June 9, 2011 sent 2B Elliot Johnson on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
May 25, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays placed 2B Elliot Johnson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 24, 2011. Sprained left knee.
November 3, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of 2B Elliot Johnson from Durham Bulls.
August 14, 2010 Elliot Johnson assigned to Durham Bulls.
August 11, 2010 Durham Bulls placed SS Elliot Johnson on the temporarily inactive list.
July 5, 2010 Durham Bulls activated SS Elliot Johnson from the 7-day disabled list.
June 13, 2010 Durham Bulls placed SS Elliot Johnson on the 7-day disabled list. Quadriceps injury.
April 4, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays sent 2B Elliot Johnson outright to Durham Bulls.
October 19, 2009 Elliot Johnson roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
August 27, 2009 Elliot Johnson roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
August 18, 2009 Durham Bulls placed 3B Elliot Johnson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 16, 2009.
July 4, 2009 Durham Bulls activated 2B Elliot Johnson from the 7-day disabled list.
June 23, 2009 Durham Bulls sent 2B Elliot Johnson on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
May 6, 2009 Durham Bulls placed 2B Elliot Johnson on the 7-day disabled list. Broken hand
October 1, 2008 2B Elliot Johnson roster status changed by Durham Bulls.

Elliot Tyler Johnson Bio Info

Full name ELLIOT TYLER JOHNSON...Married, Nicole...One son, Blake, and twin daughters, Hazel and Skylar...Graduated from Thatcher (Ariz.) High School...Was inducted to the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class during the 2011-2012 offseason...Proposed to his wife in April 2006 while standing between the mound and home plate at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Ala...Was offered a basketball scholarship to Mesa (Ariz.) Community College and a football scholarship to Eastern Arizona College and owns a 42-inch vertical jump...Although three of his four brothers were drafted, Elliot, who was a non-drafted free agent, is the only one to reach the Majors...Gives one-on-one hitting lessons and fielding instruction to players ages 8 through college in Durham during the offseason...Hails from the same hometown as former Indians OF Beau Allred... Twitter: @ElliotJohnson9


Split the season between Kansas City and Atlanta after being traded from Tampa Bay to KC in the off-season...Claimed on waivers by the Braves on August 21 and was Atlanta's primary second baseman over the last six weeks of the season and started all four games at second of the ALDS vs. Los Angeles-NL...After batting .179 (29-162) with KC he hit .261 (24-92) with seven extra-base hits, 10 RBI and eight stolen bases in 32 games, including 23 starts, with Atlanta....Was 22-for-24 in stolen base attempts in 2013... Hit .277 (18-65) in September with Atlanta (.712OPS) and drove in a career-high 5 runs on September 29 vs. Philadelphia...Hit 2-run triple off Danny Salazar in the 2nd inning of a 2-0 win on August 27 vs. Cleveland in Turner Field...Has played every infield and outfield position over four seasons at the Major League level, making the most appearances at SS (164) and 2B (97)...Claimed off waivers by the Braves on 8/21 from the Kansas City Royals

2012 Spent his second full season at the big league level for the Rays...appeared in a career-best 123 games, including making 80 starts (68 at short, 8 at second, 3 at third, 1 as DH)...With third baseman Evan Longoria sidelined from May 1-August 6, Sean Rodriguez shifted from shortstop to third base and Johnson played in 81 of 85 games including 67 starts, mostly at short...As a starter, hit .263 (70-for-266) with 16 stolen bases...off the bench, was just 2-for-31 (.065) including 0-for-8 as a pinch hitter...Made his first career Opening Day start as the second baseman on April 6 against the Yankees. 2011 Spent his first full season in the majors...appeared in 70 games, making 41 starts (37-SS, 4-2B), 26 against left-handed pitchers...also appeared at first base (2 games), left field (1) and center field (1)...His best month was May, when he hit .286 (10- for-35) with 2 HR, 7 RBI and 4 SB in 14 games... hit his first 2 career homers in consecutive games, May 15 vs. BAL off Jake Arrieta and May 17 vs. NYY off Ivan Nova...went 2-for-3 with his first career triple and a career-high 3 RBI (later tied) on May 18 at TOR...Spent 16 games on the disabled list with a left knee sprain...was placed on the 15-day DL on May 25, retroactive to May 24...at the time of his injury, was hitting .306 (11-for-36) over his last 15 games played (9 starts), dating back to April 30...was reinstated on June 18 after a 2-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham...After his return from the DL, went 0-for-25 until hitting a 3-run homer on June 22 at MIL...batted .149 (14-for-49) in 44 games from his return through season's end...Collected his first career major league RBI with a bunt single on April 3 vs. BAL...recorded his first career stolen base on May 3 vs. TOR, after stealing 196 bases in the minors...Ejected for the first time of his career on July 1 vs. STL by 1B umpire Doug Eddings in the 8th inning while on the bench...Collected his first career walk-off RBI on Aug 24 vs. DET on a bases-loaded fielder's choice in the 10th inning, scoring Ben Zobrist...Made his second Opening Day roster (also 2008) after earning the Al Lopez Award as the top Rays rookie in spring training, the first ever to win the award twice (also 2008)...led the majors with 12 SB (in 12 attempts) during spring training, which broke Carl Crawford's club record of 9 SB (2003). 2010 Spent the entire season with Triple-A Durham, the fourth straight year he has appeared in games with the Bulls...was recognized as the team's Most Valuable Player by the Rays Baseball Operations department. ... Named to the Triple-A All-Star Game, held in Allentown, Pa., and delivered a game-winning single in the 2-1 victory for the International League ... was also named to the IL postseason All-Star Team as a utility player. ... Played four different positions but saw the most time at SS (64 games) ... also played LF (21), 2B (16) and RF (14). ... Hit a career-high .319 (136-for-427), which ranked 3rd in the Rays system and 4th in the IL...also established career highs with 56 RBI, .375 OBP and .475 SLG. ... Was successful in 30 of 36 stolen base attempts (83.3 percent) ... finished tied for 5th in the IL in SB. ... Switch-hitter compiled a .347 (35-for-101) avg. vs. lefthanders, compared to .301 (101- for-326) against righties ... however, 10 of his 11 HR came vs. RHP. ... Appeared in 27 games during spring training, playing SS, 2B, 3B and all three outfield positions... was removed from the 40-man roster and outrighted to Durham at the end of camp. ... Following the season played for Mazatlan of the Mexican Winter League ... was selected to the 40-man roster in November. 2009 Returned to Triple-A Durham for a third season... saw action at five different positions for the International League champion Bulls: 2B, 3B, SS, LF and RF. ...Missed 2 months with a fractured right thumb he suffered on April 30 (no surgery required). ...Had a 10-day stint with the GCL Rays on rehabilitation assignment. ...Returned to the Bulls lineup July 5 and enjoyed his best month of the season, batting .305 with 6 homers and 16 RBI...had a two-homer game July 28 at Scranton-Wilkes-Barre (Yankees). 2008 Twenty-four-year-old switch-hitter won a spot on the Opening Day roster after one of the best springs in club history and with Ben Zobrist nursing a broken left thumb...appeared in 7 games before the Rays optioned him to AAA Durham on April 27, calling up Andy Cannizaro... spent the rest of the year with Durham, his second season with the Bulls. Hit .158 (3-19) in the majors...started in 5 games (SS-2, 2B-1, CF-1, RF-1, DH-1). Made his major league debut April 5 at NYY, the Rays 4th game of the season, as the DH and batting 9th...lined a single to LF in his 2nd at-bat off Andy Pettitte for his first big league hit...was then picked off...started in RF in the home opener April 8 vs. SEA for his first career start in the field, going 0-for-3 off Erik Bedard. Made his first start in the infield April 12 vs. BAL, starting at shortstop and going 1-for-3. Made his first start at second base on April 15 vs. NYY, going 1-for-4...2 of his 3 hits on the year came off Andy Pettitte. Recipient of the 2008 Al Lopez Award for the top Rays rookie in Spring Training...set a Rays spring record with 17 runs scored and led the team with a .418 avg. and 23 hits...also played in a team-high 117 innings, seeing action at 2B, 3B, SS, CF. Bowled over Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli March 8 at Legends Field in the 9th inning of a spring contest...was called out at the plate and Cervelli's right wrist was fractured... Rays won 4-1. Hit .261 (101-387) over 107 games for the Bulls with 9-HR, 50-RBI, 26-2B, 15-SB and a .424 slugging pct...played primarily 2B and also spent significant time at SS, RF and LF...hit in every slot of the batting order except cleanup. Went 5-for-5 on July 23 at Lehigh Valley. 2006 Montgomery's Player of the Year led the Biscuits with a career-high 139 hits in his first full season at the AA level...was the fifth most hits in the Southern League and 6th most among Rays minor leaguers...Also set career highs in average (.281), triples (10) and home runs (15)...was 3rd in the league with 225 total bases...entered the year with 18 total home runs for his career in 1,297 AB's...Was one of only six minor leaguers, and just one of two at the AA level, to record double digits in doubles (21), triples and homers...led the organization in triples, 2nd most in the Southern League...Named the starting second baseman on Baseball America's Double-A All-Star squad...Opened the season with 31 hits in April, tied for tops in the SL that month...Had a career night April 26 against Birmingham (White Sox)...was 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, a game-winning grand slam and a career-high 6 RBI...was the first ever grand slam by a Biscuit at Riverwalk Stadium and the first of Johnson's career...also proposed to his wife (see personal)...Followed that up on May 6 belting the game-winning 3-run HR against Mississippi (Braves)...Was awarded the league's hitter of the week that week (May 1-7) batting .435 (10-for-23) with 2 triples, 3 home runs, 6 RBI and 8 runs scored...Collected his third career multi-homer game April 18 with a pair of solo shots against Huntsville (Brewers)...Missed a week (June 12-20) on the disabled list with a left groin strain suffered June 11 at Carolina (Marlins)...Committed the 2nd fewest errors (13) among all regular second basemen in the Southern League...finished 3rd among league second basemen with a .976 fielding percentage (min. 300 TC)...Was involved in a league-most 89 double plays...Named the starting second baseman at the Southern League's midseason All-Star game...batted leadoff and went 1-for-5 with a RBI playing the entire game...POSTSEASON: Batted .375 (12-for-32) for the Biscuits during Montgomery's championship run hitting safely in all 7 games he played in. Led the club with 3 doubles. Capped off his season hitting for the cycle in the deciding game of the SL championship series, becoming the first player in Biscuits history to hit for the cycle and the sixth Ray ever to accomplish the feat...Had a bunt single in the 1st inning, triple in the 3rd inning, 2-run home run in the 4th inning and double in the 7th. 2005 Split the 2005 season between single-A Visalia and Montgomery...Batted a combined .267 with 19 doubles, 9 triples (2nd most among Rays minor leaguers), 11 home runs, 54 RBI and 43 stolen bases (3rd most among Rays minor leaguers)...was one of only 8 minor leaguers to hit 10 or more HR and steal 40 or more bases...his 28 steals with Visalia were 2nd most in the Cal League...provided the walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning June 24 vs. Tennessee (Cardinals) and again Aug 27 vs. Mississippi...Batted .203 with 4 SB for the Arizona Fall League champion Phoenix Desert Dogs...Named the Fastest Baserunner in the Cal League by Baseball America's Best Tools survey...led all minor league second basemen with 30 errors. 2004 Returned to single-A Charleston in 2004 where he was the starting second basemen on the South Atlantic League's midseason All-Star team...Led the organization with 43 stolen bases, 4th most in the South Atlantic League...his 92 runs scored were 5th most in the league...Hit in a career-high 14 straight April 14-May 1...Tabbed by Baseball America as having the best strike-zone discipline in the Rays organization...Homered in his first three at-bats coming in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd innings May 28 at Greensboro (Marlins); had also gone deep in his final at-bat the night before in the 9th inning giving him four consecutive home runs in four consecutive innings...though it is unknown if any other minor leaguer has accomplished the feat, only one major leaguer, the White Sox's Carl Reynolds in 1930, has homered in the first three innings of a game...Johnson had just 3 career home runs entering the three homer game. 2003 Was limited to 54 games with Charleston in 2003...missed over 2 months with a strained left hamstring suffered April 18 against Augusta...returned June 26 and batted just .204 in 40 games over the remainder of the season. 2002 Began his professional career with Princeton (R) in 2002 batting .263 with 10 doubles and 14 stolen bases in 42 games...hit safely in 27 of his 37 starts.