Feels like forever since we’ve seen Reed Johnson at Wrigley Field.
In fact, it’s been a whole year considering Reed missed most of ’09 due to injury.
Back spasms in late June kept him out until July…then a fractured left foot on July 30 sidelined him until September 21.
All totaled, Johnson played just 65 games…was left unsigned after the season and eventually signed with L.A. in February.
Now he’s back doing his old thing…platooning against left-handed pitching and playing where needed around the outfield.
The only problem for Reed is playing time, which is scarce given the Dodgers’ outfield leads all of baseball in batting average, RBI and On-base percentage.
The payoff, presumably, is Johnson’s opportunity to again make the post-season roster…and the Dodgers are headed that way, closing in on San Diego with its Major League-best 17-7 record in May.
The best we can hope for now is to see Johnson back at Wrigley this October…if the Cubs can only hold up its end of the deal!