HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Astros have traded infielder Dan Johnson to the Reds for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Johnson had joined the Astros in the offseason on a minor-league deal, but the additions of Evan Gattis and Colby Rasmus further crowded the scene. With Jon Singleton probably solidifying his big-league spot at first, Johnson essentially became an odd man out.
In 19 spring training at-bats, Johnson batted .158 with three hits and one RBI. The 35-year-old has played in nine major league seasons with the A’s, Rays, White Sox, Orioles, and White Sox. He has a career batting average of .236 with 57 home runs and 201 RBI.