The San Francisco Giants have claimed utilityman Micah Johnson from the Cincinnati Reds, who placed him on waivers, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Micah Johnson has had a tough ride trying to find a team to give him a shot at the big leagues. Well, I think he found a team that will love his versatility to play multiple positions and the option of a left-handed hitter off the bench to pitch hit late in games.
In addition, Johnson’s first rodeo in Triple-A went bad, but this past year in Triple-A, the 26-year old player batted a solid .289/.377/.400 batting line over 155 plate appearances. That was good enough for the Giants to take a look at him.
Finally, he has a chance on competing this spring training with multiple infielders such as Kelby Tomlinson, Orlando Calixte, Miguel Gomez, and Engelb Vielma.