Astros sign Dan Johnson


Veteran first baseman Dan Johnson, who bounces around from Triple-A to the majors every season and occasionally comes up with a big hit on a big stage, has signed a minor-league deal with the Astros.

Johnson played just 15 games in the majors this past season for the Blue Jays and also failed to post his usual great numbers at Triple-A, although he did manage 18 homers and an .815 OPS in 107 games.

He’ll serve as organization depth for Houston, probably beginning the season at Triple-A.