Rangers sign Elliot Johnson


In the wake of Jurickson Profar undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, the Rangers have signed journeyman middle infielder Elliot Johnson to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson obviously can’t replace Profar and may not even make the Opening Day roster, but the 31-year-old gives Texas some added depth.

He played briefly for the Indians last season and has spent parts of five years in the majors for four different teams, hitting .215 with 12 homers, 46 steals, and a .586 OPS in 318 games.