Reed Johnson makes Marlins at reserve, Ty Wigginton released


Reed Johnson has made the Miami Marlins as a reserve outfielder.

Johnson, 37, will operate as a reserve outfielder. This spring he hit .410 (16-for-39) with one home run and four doubles over 14 games earning a spot on the bench.

If nothing else Johnson gives the Marlins a low cost veteran who will not embarrass himself in the field.

Johnson had spent the past two seasons as a bench bat for the Atlanta Braves. He finished last season hitting .244/.311/.341 with a home run and 11 RBI in 136 plate appearances.

One player who will not be on the Marlins roser is veteran infielder Ty Wigginton.

The 36-year-old simply did not produce this spring hitting just .147 after coming to camp as a non-roster invitee.

Wigginton has found his way onto rosters in similar circumstances in recent seasons but he bottomed out with a .158/.238/.193 line last season in 47 games games with St. Louis before being released in July.

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