Saturday, March 5, 2016

Good Grief! Dan Johnson is Back!

Dan Johnson Crossing Home Plate After Home Run, DBAP, 2010

Dan Johnson, who collected just about every award he could get during parts of three seasons with the Durham Bulls and is now 36 years old, has been signed to a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays — as a knuckleballer!

I'm not sure this is going to be fun to watch or not. Love watching knuckleballers, but can't remember one pitching for the Bulls in recent years. 

Stories all over the place, but all of them about his heroics as a Tampa Bay Ray. However, here at WDBB we mentioned him some 92 times! Guess we thought he made a difference. As a minor league signee, good chance he will show up at the DBAP eventually.

Stories on Rays website, RaysIndex, DRaysBay, and MLB Trade Rumors. With many more to come I am sure.

Update [6 March]: Former Bulls broadcaster Neil Solondz has a nice interview with former Bull Dan Johnson. Here.
Update [31 March]: DJ has been released by the Rays.

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