World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Elliot Johnson (baseball)

Article Id: WHEBN0016503908
Reproduction Date:

Title: Elliot Johnson (baseball)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Safford, Arizona, Durham Bulls, List of people from Arizona, Tim Kurkjian, Felipe López (baseball), 1984 in baseball, Casey Kotchman, List of Major League Baseball players (J), Tampa Bay Rays all-time roster
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Elliot Johnson (baseball)

Elliot Johnson
Atlanta Braves – No. 30
Second baseman
Born: (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 30)
Safford, Arizona
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 5, 2008 for the Tampa Bay Rays
Career statistics
(through 2013 seaosn)
Batting average .218
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 69

Elliot Tyler Johnson (born March 9, 1984) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Atlanta Braves. Born in Safford, Arizona, Johnson took up baseball at an early age.

Professional career

Tampa Bay Rays

He signed with the Devil Rays as a non-drafted free agent on June 29, 2002. Johnson began his professional career in 2005 playing for the Visalia Rawhide of Visalia, California (A class A minor-league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at the time). In the same season, Johnson got promoted to class AA, then in 2006 moved to Durham, NC to play with the class AAA minor league affiliate of the Rays.

Johnson made the Tampa Bay Rays opening day roster for the 2008 season. On April 5, 2008, Johnson made his debut against the New York Yankees as the team's designated hitter. He had four at bats and recorded his first major league hit, a single.

John Romano of The St. Petersburg Times wrote in March 2011 that he was likely one of three players competing for two spots on the Rays bench, with the other two being outfielder Sam Fuld and first baseman Casey Kotchman.[1] Johnson made the opening day roster, along with Fuld. On May 15, 2011, he hit his first major league home run against Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta. On August 12, 2011 he was one of 5 Rays to hit solo home runs off CC Sabathia in a 5-1 Tampa Bay victory.[2] Johnson was designated for assignment on February 5, 2013.[3][4]

Kansas City Royals

Johnson was acquired by the Kansas City Royals on February 12, 2013 from the Rays as the player to be named later in the James Shields trade.[5] He was designated for assignment on August 15, 2013. He was released on August 19, 2013.

Atlanta Braves

Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves on August 22, 2013. He played in his first game as a Brave on the same day. In his first four at bats, Johnson singled twice. He hit his first RBI as a Brave three days later on August 25, 2013.


Johnson has 4 brothers, three of which were drafted but then dropped. Johnson proposed to his wife standing between the mound and home plate. They reside in Montgomery with their son Blake.[6]


External links

Biography portal
Baseball portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Twitter
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.