Johnson signs to play in Japan
Ex-Rays first baseman agrees to one-year deal with Yokohama
First baseman Dan Johnson signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Yokohama BayStars of Japan's Central League on Saturday, according to The Associated Press.
Johnson, 29, played four years in the big leagues and hit .248 with 44 home runs and 161 RBIs with the Athletics and Rays. He made his Major League debut in 2005 with Oakland and had his best season that year, hitting .275 with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs.