News: Reed Johnson Released

OF Reed Johnson was released Sunday by the Toronto Blue Jays, according to ESPN.com.

Johnson, 31, hit .238 in 79 games last season, limited by injury. He batted .319 in a breakout 2006, and is carrying a .289 average through 38 at-bats this spring.

A right-handed batter, Johnson was competing for Toronto’s starting left field spot.

…a right-handed left fielder…hmm…a look-see probably wouldn’t hurt, but i’m excited to see what Angel Pagan can do at this point, given the options…

…having reed johnson fall in our laps in late march is not like having Jason Bay do the same…oh, wait

Happy Easter to those celebrating!