San Diego Padres Sign Outfielder

Headed to San Diego.

The San Diego Padres have signed outfielder Daniel Johnson to a minor-league contract.
Johnson, a former promising prospect for the Cleveland Guardians, has struggled to find success at the MLB level, holding a lackluster .202/.245/.337 batting line with four home runs, five RBIs and one steal in 94 plate appearances and 35 games in the majors.

Last year, he spent time with the Triple-A clubs of the New York Mets and Washington Nationals, where he continued to struggle, posting a sub-.600 OPS with each team.

Given his recent struggles, it is uncertain whether Johnson will get a shot at the big leagues this season, but he will likely start the year at either Double-A or Triple-A level.

For his minor-league career, the twenty-seven-year-old holds a .268/.331/.444 triple-slash line, with 70 home runs, 266 RBIs and 78 stolen bases over 553 games.

Johnson is a former fifth-round pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2016 MLB Draft. Photo Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports