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Elliot Johnson

Elliot Tyler Johnson (twitter: @ElliotJohnson9)

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 9, 1984 in Safford, AZ
High School: Thatcher HS (Thatcher, AZ)
by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as an amateur free agent in 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 5, 2008 (Age 24.027, 16,871st in MLB history)   vs. NYY 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Royals/Braves/Indians 2008-2014

Last Game: May 2, 2014 (Age 30.054)   vs. CHW 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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  • 5/30 The Process Report: Evan Longoria Had Been Better Than You Thought: I’m going to steal this idea from Colin Wyers, but since he is infinitely smarter than me, I will leave out the part about adjusting...
  • 5/25 MLBTradeRumors: On-Base Problems And Possible Solutions: As a group, MLB players tend to reach base approximately one third of the time, but this year has been different. It has been...
  • 5/25 Hot off the Wire: Rays | One to DL, one returns: Tampa Bay Rays IF Elliot Johnson (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee, and SS Reid Brignac...[+]
  • 5/25 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson might be placed on DL: Tampa Bay Rays SS Elliot Johnson (knee) was out Tuesday, May 24, against the Detroit Tigers, and manager Joe Maddon said there...[+]
  • 5/24 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson likely headed for DL: Tampa Bay Rays SS Elliot Johnson (knee) is likely to be placed on the disabled list with a left knee sprain. SS Reid Brignac is...[+]
  • 5/24 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Sam Fuld dropped to ninth: Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld has been dropped to ninth in the batting order, with C John Jaso back in the leadoff spot. Also, 2B...[+]
  • 5/24 The Process Report: An Update On The Rays Playoff Odds: As of this morning, Baseball Prospectus has the Rays odds of making the playoffs at 20.2 percent. Those odds aren’t just plucked...
  • 5/24 Hot off the Wire: Rays | MRI for Elliot Johnson reveals just a strain: Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays SS Elliot Johnson (knee) said Monday, May 23, that an MRI on his left knee showed just...[+]
  • 5/23 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson leaves with sore knee: Tampa Bay Rays SS Elliot Johnson (knee) left the game Monday, May 23, against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning due to left...[+]
  • 5/21 The Process Report: Swing Potency: Part 2: In part one, I looked at the relationship between swinging hard and making contact. I graphed contact percentage on swings inside...
  • 5/20 The Process Report: J.P. Howell Returns, Dan Johnson Exits: The best news of the day is that J.P. Howell is indeed back and that Rob Delaney was demoted for him. The big news from Durham...
  • 5/19 The Process Report: Daily Process: Bullpen Locks Down Rays Victory: The Rays put up three runs in the second inning by using some unconventional tactics. Tampa Bay scored on the strength of two...
  • 5/18 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson drives in three more runs: Tampa Bay Rays 2B Elliot Johnson went 2-for-3 with a triple, run scored and three RBIs Wednesday, May 18, against the Toronto...[+]
  • 5/18 Yankees Daily: Where Did Damon’s Patience Go?: The Rays have had some recent struggles getting offense out of their Designated Hitter spot. In 2010 the Rays DH spot hit .238/.322/.391...
  • 5/18 A-Rod’s first two-home-run game of season paces first Yankee win in a week: Alex Rodriguez hit two home runs off James Shields, and the Yankee offense finally broke through the five-run ceiling it had been...
  • 5/18 Bronx Baseball Daily: Yankees End Skid with 6-2 Victory: Alex Rodriguez blasted a pair of home runs that gave the Yankees the lead and the bullpen took care of the rest as the Yankees...
  • 5/18 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson finds seats again: Tampa Bay Rays 2B Elliot Johnson, making the start at shortstop, went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Tuesday, May 17,...[+]
  • 5/17 It's About the Money (Stupid): Game 40: Yankees 6, Rays 2: The Yankees looked to end their losing streak at six on Tuesday, as they attempted to split a two-game series against the...
  • 5/17 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson to see more time at short: Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said SS Elliot Johnson will be seeing more time at shortstop at the expense of SS Reid Brignac....[+]
  • 5/5 The Process Report: Felipe Lopez Clears Waivers, Heads to Durham: Great news, courtesy of JB Long, as Felipe Lopez not only cleared waivers, but accepted an assignment to Durham. I wasn’t...
  • 5/5 The Process Report: The Brignac Bunts: Handling the development of younger players is one of Joe Maddon’s finer points as a manager. It’s a necessity, true, but...
  • 5/4 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson in Tuesday lineup: Tampa Bay Rays SS Elliot Johnson was in at shortstop Tuesday, May 3, over SS Reid Brignac, because manager Joe Maddon wanted a...[+]
  • 5/3 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Evan Longoria returning: Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (oblique) is batting third and starting at third base Tuesday, April 3. 2B Ben Zobrist is hitting...[+]

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  • 3/26 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson, Sam Fuld make teamTampa Bay Rays IF Elliot Johnson and OF Sam Fuld have made the team, according to Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune....[+]
  • 3/26 The Process Report: Rays Nearly Settled on Final 25: We’ve covered every man and every battle in camp at some point or another so I’ll spare repeating the same things...
  • 3/24 The Process Report: Joe Maddon and Pinch Runners: Tommy tweeted earlier about how he felt Elliot Johnson and Sam Fuld were going to make the Opening Day roster. Both are out of...
  • 3/22 The Process Report: The Last Kotchman Post of The Spring (Hopefully): FreeZo wrote about the Casey Kotchman option today. This is an impossible argument to have without knowing specifics as so much...
  • 3/18 MLBTradeRumors: Heyman On Phillies, Tigers, Manny, Rays: The Phillies have “tapped out” their payroll and have “nothing brewing” on the Michael Young front, according to Jon...
  • 3/17 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson has strong Wednesday: Tampa Bay Rays 2B Elliot Johnson had two hits, including a double, three stolen bases, two runs and two RBIs, in a 6-3 win over...[+]
  • 3/9 MLBTradeRumors: Possible Plan Bs For Chase Utley: Phillies team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti released a statement this morning regarding second baseman Chase Utley; here's an...
  • 3/9 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Elliot Johnson returns: Tampa Bay Rays SS Elliot Johnson (quadriceps) returned to the lineup Tuesday, March 8, after missing a week due to sore left quadriceps,...[+]
  • 3/2 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Two out a few days: Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld (elbow) and IF Elliot Johnson (quadriceps) will be out of a few days as a precaution, the St. Petersburg...[+]

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  • 12/29 MLBTradeRumors: Unfinished Business: AL East: MLBTR's Tim Dierkes has already examined the remaining needs for teams in the AL Central, AL West, NL East, NL Central and NL...
  • 12/22 Hot off the Wire: Rays | Reid Brignac likely the starter: Tampa Bay Rays SS Reid Brignac is expected to enter the 2011 season as the team's starting shortstop, but IF Elliot Johnson will...[+]

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  • 6/30 Hot off the Wire: MLB | International League All-Star team announced: The International League released the roster for the 2010 All-Star Game Wednesday, June 30, according to's Danny Wild....[+]