Indians sign Elliot Johnson

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Elliot Johnson, who split last season between the Braves and Royals, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Indians.

Johnson has logged 181, 331, and 275 plate appearances during the past three seasons and brings a lot of defensive versatility and speed to the table in a utility man role, but he’s a career .218 hitter with 12 homers and a .592 OPS in 311 games.

He’s one of the 10 worst active hitters in baseball, but the 30-year-old switch-hitter will compete for a bench gig in spring training.