Reed Cameron Johnson...married to Taryn...has a son, Tyce, and daughter, Jordyn Elizabeth...graduated from Temecula Valley High School (CA)...was an All-League and All-County selection in baseball and soccer...attended Cal State-Fullerton and was an Academic All-American...was an All-Big West selection and first player in Big West to collect 100 runs and 100 hits.
Was second in National League in batting average and on-base percentage as a pinch-hitter, with marks of .297 (11x37) and .395, respectively...Only pinch-hit homer of season came on May 30 vs. Toronto (two-run shot), off Todd Redmond in eighth inning of 11-3 win for Braves...Tied career high for ninth time with four hits on April 23 at Colorado. Also in that game, set career high with three doubles...Was on 15-day disabled list from July 29 until September 10 due to left knee tendinitis...Had a three-game hitting streak when placed on DL. Made return on Sept. 17 and was 0x9 in final eight games of season.
Split the season between Chicago (NL) and Atlanta, playing in a combined 119 games, hitting .290 (78-for-269) with 14 doubles, three home runs, 20 RBI and 30 runs on the season...Traded to the Braves from the Cubs, along with LHP Paul Maholm, on July 31 in exchange for RHP Jaye Chapman and RHP Arodys Vizcaino...Led the Majors in pinch hits (18) and ranked second in pinch-hit average at .419 (18-for-43) (min. 20 AB)...Batted .308 (16-for-52) with RISP for the season. With Atlanta, hit .313 (5-for-16) with RISP...Played every outfield position throughout the season, making the most appearances in LF (37). Made 30 appearances in CF and 29 in RF...In 43 games with the Braves, batted .270 (27-for-100) with five doubles and four RBI.
Reed batted .309 (76-for-246) with 22 doubles, a triple, five homers and 28 RBI in 111 contests for the Cubs...the 22 twobaggers
were his most since hitting a career-high 34 for Toronto in 2006...His 28 RBI surpassed the 15 he had in 102 games for the Dodgers in
2010...he had 22 RBI in 65 games for Chicago in 2009...Appeared in 44 games in right field (28 starts), 27 games in left field
(five starts) and 24 games in center field (16 starts)...Batted .332 (62-for-187) with 22 RBI in his 49 starts...Hit .306 or better in four months: .375 in April, .361 in May, .306 in July
and .367 in August...Batted .324 (34-for-105) in the seventh inning or later...Posted a .375 batting average (33-for-88) with no outs in an inning...Was 44-for-141 (.312) against right-handed pitchers...batted .305
(32-for-105) against southpaws...Batted .410 (25-for-61) with a .471 on-base percentage and .738
slugging mark, April 12-June 15. That stretch included a stint on the 15-day D.L., May 26-June
14, due to lower back spasms...Belted his third-career walk-off homer in the first game of the April 20
doubleheader vs. the Padres...the long ball against Luke Gregerson led
off the 11th inning and gave Chicago a 2-1 victory...Hit by a pitch four times in seven games with a plate appearance, April
25-May 8...Belted his third-career pinch-homer, May 18 in Florida...the sixth-inning,
two-run blast off Ricky Nolasco tied the game at 5-5...While on the D.L., rehabbed with Triple-A Iowa...was hit in the helmet
by a pitch, June 11...returned to Chicago to be examined, June 13, and
was activated from the D.L. the next day...Tied his career high with four hits, August 10 vs. Washington, including
his fifth homer of the season...previously had four hits in a game,
August 17, 2008 vs. Florida.
Reed signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers and went on to hit .262 (53-for-202) with 11 doubles, two home
runs and 15 RBI in 102 games for the club ... missed nearly a month of the season with lower back spasms...Appeared mostly in left field, making 62 appearances including 24 starts
... played 22 games in right field and six games in center field...Batted .301 (31-for-103) with nine doubles and two homers against
southpaws ... hit .222 (22-for-99) with two doubles off righthanders...Landed on the disabled list, July 9, with lower back spasms ... made a
brief rehab appearance with Single-A Inland Empire and was reinstated,
August 4...Hit .333 (15-for-44) when coming to the plate with none on and none
out...Began the year with a .314 batting average (27-for-86) and a .341
on-base percentage in his first 45 games through June 7...Hit .224 (26-for-116) with a .254 on-base percentage in his
final 57 contests...Had a season-high three hits three times, most recently June 27 vs. the
Yankees...Hit safely in a season-best eight-straight games, May 17-30 ... batted
.480 (12-for-25) during the run.
Limited to 65 games in his second season with the Cubs, as he was on the disabled list, June 21-July 6, with lower back spasms
and July 30-September 21 with a left foot fracture...Made 31 starts in center field and four in right - appeared at all three outfield positions as a defensive replacement...Batted .324 (22-for-68) off lefties and had a .309 average (17-for-55) with none out in an inning...Hit .282 (24-for-85) at Wrigley Field compared to a .225 (18-for-80) clip on the road...Hit .455 (5-for-11) with 11 RBI with the bases loaded...Recorded 22 RBI in his last 43 games with an at-bat after going 16 games to open the season without a run driven in...Raised his batting average from .232 to .293 over an 11-game stretch from May 24-June 6, hitting .389 (14-for-36) with three
homers and eight RBI in that span...During his first D.L. stint (back spasms), he played in three rehab games with Single-A Peoria, July 3-5...Was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning, July 25 vs. Cincinnati ... at the time, ranked third among active players with 98 hit-bypitches
since 2003 (behind Jason Kendall, 106 and Jason Giambi, 101)...Fouled a ball off his left foot July 29 vs. Houston and landed on the DL the following day with a left foot fracture
A late pickup in Spring Training after he was released by Toronto, Reed proved valuable roaming the outfield while batting .303
(101-for-333) in 109 games.
© Batted .333 against left-handed pitchers (49-for-147) and .280 against
righthanders (52-for-186) ... hit .318 on the road (55-for-173) and .313
(51-for-163) in day games.
© Posted a .357 batting average with runners on base (56-for-157) and a
.358 mark with runners in scoring position (34-for-95).
© Batted .310 or better in three straight months: .310 (9-for-29) in June,
.340 (17-for-50) in July and .397 (23-for-58) with a .410 on-base percentage
© Hit .359 (46-for-128) after the All-Star break after hitting just .268 (55-
for-205) in the first half.
© Had a .465 batting average (40-for-86) when putting the first or
second pitch of an at-bat in play.
© Played 78 games in center field (64 starts), 26 games in left field (12
starts) and six games (one start) in right field.
© The club was 53-24 (.688) in his 77 starts.
© Tied his career high with four hits April 17 vs. Cincinnati and August 17
at Florida ... has accomplished the feat six times.
© Collected his 600th career hit, April 18 vs. Pittsburgh.
© Made a highlight-reel catch of Felipe Lopez' fly ball to left-center field,
diving and landing against the outfield fence April 25 at Washington.
© Belted his first homer as a Cub May 11 vs. Arizona off Juan Cruz ... the
two-run shot tied the game at 4-4 in the seventh - the Cubs would go on
to win, 6-4.
© Landed on the disabled list with lower back spasms, June 18-July 3 ...
batted .342 after his return.
© Had two homers in a three-game span, July 23-25.
Belted his second career grand slam July 23 in Arizona, finishing
the night 3-for-4 with two runs, a double, the homer and
four RBI - was his first slam since hitting a pinch-grand slam
July 1, 2005 at Boston off Mike Myers ... added a solo shot July
25 vs. Florida.
© Belted his second career pinch-homer August 3 vs. Pittsburgh - the
eighth inning, two-out blast was the game-winner and marked his first
pinch-homer since his pinch-slam July 1, 2005 at Boston.
In a injury-plagued season, appeared in
just 79 games while batting .236 with two home runs and 14
RBI...Hit a game winning home run on Apr. 8 at TB, in the
5th inning off LHP Scott Kazmir...ON THE SHELF: Appeared
in eight games before going on the 15-day DL with a
herniated disk in his lower back (retro to Apr. 12)...Had surgery
on Apr. 17 in Tampa, FL...Was batting .265 (9-34) with
one home run & seven RBI in seven games prior to being
placed on the DL...Was transferred to the 60-day DL on
Apr. 14...Made a rehabilitation assignment with both
Dunedin (A) & Syracuse (AAA)...Was activated off the
60-day DL on June 28... LEADING OFF: On July 23 vs.
MIN, led off the game with a home run vs. Johan Santana...It
marked Johnson's 1st leadoff home run of the season & the
7th of his career (last on July 30, 2006 at OAK)...Batted .245
(52-212) with 2-HR, 11-2B & a .316 OBP in 55 games as the
leadoff hitter this season...On July 27, collected his 3rd career
four-hit game (previous on Sept. 21, 2003 at
BAL)...Batted .232 (55-237) after returning from the
DL...OUCH: Since the start of 2003, ranks 2nd in the ML
with 80 HBP (J. Kendall leads with 85)...Led the Club &
ranked T-10th in the AL with 11 HBP this season...Ranks
2nd in Blue Jays history with 80 hit by pitches (Carlos
Delgado holds the record with 122).
CAREER NOTES: Currently ranks 2nd on the all-time Club
list with 80 hit by pitches...Holds the Blue Jays rookie record
with 20 HBP (2003)...Has ranked in the top 10 in the
AL in HBP in each of the last four seasons, finishing 2nd in
2003 (20), tying for 10th in 2004 (12) and 2007 (11)...Hit his
first career grand slam (pinch-hit) on July 1, 2005 at BOS
(3rd PH-GS in Club history)...On June 15, 2003 vs. CHC hit
a leadoff home run and ended the game in the 10th inning
with a walkoff home run... Became just the 4th player in ML
history to accomplish such a feat... The last player to do so
was Anaheim's Darin Erstad on June 25, 2000 vs. MIN...
The other two were players to hit a leadoff and walkoff
homer in the same game were Vic Power of the KC A's on
May 7, 1957 and Billy Hamilton of the Philadelphia Phillies
on May 17, 1893.
Was his 4th full season with the Blue Jays...Set career
high figures in batting avg. (.319), runs (86), hits (147), doubles
(34), home runs (12), walks (33), and HBP (21)...The
21 HBP led the Major Leagues, and broke his own Blue Jay
record of 20 in 2003... Finished the season 10th in the AL
with a .319 average... Was 11th in OBP (.390), and T-5th in
home batting avg. (.342)...Led the Blue Jays with a .365 average
prior to the All-Star break, also had an OBP of
.451...Recorded his 500th career hit on Sept. 3 at BOS...
Hit home runs on consecutive days for the 1st time in his career
on Aug. 11 & 12 at MIN... Led the AL in doubles for July
with 12...Tied a Major League record for the 2nd & 3rd time
on Apr. 7 vs. TB & Apr. 29 at NYY by being struck three times
in the samegame...It represented the 5th time he was hit on
multiple occasions in the same game... Recorded hits in six
consecutive at-bats May 9 & 10, falling two short of the club
Appeared in a career high 142 games...Batted .269
with eight home runs and 58 RBI...Enjoyed his greatest
success against the Boston Red Sox, batting .333 (13-39)
with three home runs and 15 RBI... May 24 vs. BOS, enjoyed
his second career multi-homer game (and first since
2003)... Finished the game with a three-run walkoff home
run in the bottom of the 9th inning off Allan Embree, giving
the Blue Jays a 9-6 win...Marked his second career walk-off
home run...July 1 at BOS, collected a career high six RBI,
the most in a single game by a Blue Jay in 2005... Hit a
pinch hit grand slam off Mike Myers in the 6th inning... Was
his first career grand slam and the third pinch hit grand slam
in Jays history... Held a 1.113 OPS against the Red Sox in
2005...Made 47 starts as the leadoff hitter, batting .298 in
that capacity with a .366 on-base percentage...Had a
team-leading 19 pinch hit at bats, collecting four hits and
five RBI in those instances... Was hit by pitch 16 times, ranking
second on the team and tying for fifth in the American
Played all three outfield positions, making 125
starts...Was second among Blue Jay outfielders with nine
outfield assists... Saw most of his action in the leadoff spot
and batted .274 (.317 OBP) with seven home runs and
38 RBI...Recorded two walk off hits, May 7 vs. CWS (RBI
single) and June 23 vs. TB (RBI, 10th inn. single)... Hit two
leadoff home runs, Aug. 23 vs. BOS and again on Aug. 29
Was among AL rookie leaders in most offensive categories...
2nd in batting (.294), 4th in runs (79), 7th in hits
(121), 8th in total bases (176) and 9th in RBI (52)... Led the
Blue Jays and was 5th among rookie outfielders with six assists...
Led all AL rookies with a .353 OBP... Was 2nd in the
AL with 20 HBP... Was named as the AL rookie of the month
for September after batting .363 in 25 games... Started the
season with Syracuse before having contract purchased on
April 12... Played in three games and made ML debut as a
pinch-runner on April 17 at NYY... Recorded first ML hit and
RBI (RBI single) in first AB (2nd plate appearance) on April
20 at BOS in first ML start... Was optioned back to Syracuse
on April 21... Was recalled to the Blue Jays on May 16 for
the rest of the season... In thirdMLstart hit firstMLhome run
on May 17 at KC, solo off Affeldt...The Blue Jays were 42-15
when he scored at least one run and were 15-1 when he
scored two or more runs in a game... Hit two lead off home
runs, June 15 vs. CHC and Sept. 12 vs. BAL...In the 1st slot
in the order batted .291 with a .353 OBP to rank 4th among
lead off hitters in the AL... On June 15 vs. CHC hit a leadoff
home run and ended the game in the 10th inning with a
walkoff home run... Became just the 4th player in ML history
to accomplish such a feat... The last player to do so was Anaheim's
Darin Erstad on June 25, 2000 vs. MIN... The other
two were players to hit a leadoff and walkoff homer in the
same game were Vic Power of the KC A's on May 7, 1957
and Billy Hamilton of the Philadelphia Phillies on May 17,
1893... Was first career multi home run game... Posted the
longest hit streak among ML rookies, collecting a hit in 20
straight games from Aug. 29-Sept. 23... During the streak
batted .391 (34-87) with 17 RBI... Was the longest ever hit
streak by a Blue Jays rookie, surpassing Alfredo Griffin's 14
game hit streak in 1979 and Shawn Green's 14 gamer in
Missed the first two months of the season with a wrist
injury (right wrist)... Was activated off the DL on June 9 with
Dunedin of the FSL (A)...Was promoted to Syracuse of the
International League (AAA) on June 16...Aug. 4 at Buffalo
broke a finger sliding into second base and missed the remainder
of the season... Played in the Dominican Winter
League and appeared in just seven games before injuring
his hand... Batted .368 for Escogido.
Was a Southern League (AA) All-Star after hitting
.314 with 29 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 74 RBI
for the Tennessee Smokies... Led the league with 174 hits
and 104 runs scored, was second in average and second in
stolen bases with 42... Was second in the organization in
batting and stolen bases and ranked fourth in RBI... On August 28 hit a game winning grand slam in the bottom of the
ninth to defeat West Tennessee... On August 31 was 4-6
with two doubles, a triple and a career high seven RBI...
Was recognized by the Southern League as showing the
Combined to hit .298 with 33 doubles, seven triples,
12 home runs with 98 RBI and a .420 on-base percentage...
Was sixth in the organization in batting and second in
RBI... Led all Class A batters with 25 hit by pitch... Was second
in the league with a .422 on-base percentage... Moved
to Dunedin on July 26 where he played in 36 games and hit
.316 with nine doubles, four home runs and 28 RBI... On
August 8 vs. Lakeland reached base safely seven times,
had three hits and four walks.
Made his pro debut with St. Catharines of the New
York Penn League (A)... Played 33 straight games without
an error from June 24 to August 6.