Johnny was claimed off waivers from Minnesota in November of 2018 ... was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa and is a non-roster invitee to Spring Training ... Made his major league debut in 2018 with Tampa Bay ... appeared in 84 games between the Rays and Twins, batting .222 (49-for-221) with 13 doubles, nine homers and 21 RBI ... Was selected by Tampa Bay in the fifth round of the 2013 draft ... was claimed off waivers by Cleveland, July 24, 2018 ... was claimed off waivers by Minnesota, August 3, 2018 ... Has appeared in six minor league seasons, batting .270 (572-for-2,121) with 163 doubles, 20 triples and 53 homers in 548 games ... Attended the University of Arizona, where he was a two-time All-Conference selection ... was the Pac-12 batting champion (.385) as a sophomore in 2012, helping Arizona win their fourth College World Series championship ... Graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... won four state championships in high school.
Johnny was a non-roster invitee to Tampa Bay spring training for the third-straight season ... made his major league debut and batted a combined .222 (49-for-221) with 13 doubles, nine homers and 21 RBI in 84 games between the Rays and Twins ... Was selected to his first major league roster, April 13 with Tampa Bay ... made his major league debut April 14 vs. the Phillies (0-for-3, BB) and recorded his first major league hit, April 14 vs. the Phillies (2-for-4, 2B) ... Hit his first major league homer, April 28 at Boston (off Brian Johnson) ... went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI ... Made a relief outing as a pitcher, May 13 at Baltimore ... walked just one batter in a scoreless inning in the Rays' 17-1 setback ... Appeared in 63 games with Tampa Bay, hitting .213 (36-for-169) with nine doubles and six homers ... was optioned back to Triple-A, July 9, and was designated for assignment, July 20 ... was claimed by Cleveland, July 24, and again designated for assignment, July 31 ... was claimed by Minnesota, August 3, and appeared in 21 games with the Twins through the end of the season ... Had a career-high four hits, September 16 at Kansas City, going 4-for-5 with a double, homer, two runs and two RBI ... Notched his first multi-homer game, September 26 vs. Detroit ... went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI ... Appeared in 25 minor league games, hitting .258 (23-for-89) with six doubles, one homer and nine RBI.
Johnny spent the entire season with Triple-A Durham … ranked second in the International League and tied for third among Rays minor leaguers with 35 doubles, one shy of tying his career high (2014) ... Was on the disabled list, April 12-May 4, with a left thumb injury ... hit a grand slam on May 19 vs. Gwinnett, off Braves prospect Lucas Sims ... Was the starting center fielder and leadoff batter in all eight games for the Bulls in the postseason as well as the Triple-A National Championship Game win over Memphis (Cardinals).
Split the season between Double-A Montgomery and Durham, batting .273/.322/.453 (123-for-450) with 33 doubles, 12 homers, 56 RBI and 16 stolen bases … named to the Southern League mid-season All-Star team for a second-consecutive year ... Ranked fourth in the Southern league with 53 hits at the time of his May 30 promotion to Durham ... Combined between the two levels to hit .321/.374/.482 (36-for-112) vs. left-handed pitching.
Ranked among Southern League leaders in doubles (33, 3rd) and extra-base hits (51, 4th) … his 15 hit-by-pitches led the league and led Rays minor leaguers for a second-straight year (13 in 2014) ... Tied for fifth among Rays minor leaguers with 14 HR and ranked fifth with 66 RBI, which remains a career-high ... Made only one error in 216 chances for a .995 fielding percentage.
Named the Minor League Player of the Year by the Rays Baseball Operations department … hit a combined .300/.376/.488 (140-for-467) between Single-A Bowling Green and Single-A Charlotte ... ranked fifth among Rays minor leaguers in average and stolen bases (23)
Tied for the New York-Penn League lead with 20 doubles in his debut pro season.