Hellickson Demoted to Triple-A; Dan Johnson Called Up to Rays

Turns out our hunches were correct. After the game tonight, Jeremy Hellickson was demoted back down to Triple-A and in his stead, Dan Johnson was called up to the Rays. That's right: Dan Johnson is free!

Dan Johnson is a man of contradictions. He hit the biggest homerun in the history of our franchise, yet he's only hit 44 homeruns at the major league level. He has a career major league slash line of .248/.343/.420 (.763 OPS, .333 wOBA), but he's mashing this season down in Durham to the tune of .297/.427/.602 (1.029 OPS, .433 wOBA). He's first in the International League in homeruns (30), and close to breaking the Durham single-season homerun record. Who is this guy?  Is he an average bench player or should we be expecting great things from him?

We'll have more detailed analysis of Dan Johnson and what to expect from him tomorrow, so stay tuned.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join DRaysBay

You must be a member of DRaysBay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at DRaysBay. You should read them.

Join DRaysBay

You must be a member of DRaysBay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at DRaysBay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker