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Dan Johnson clears waivers, heads to Triple-A

1B Dan Johnson, who was designated for assignment on Friday, cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Durham.

That's good for the Rays, who could benefit from having him in their system and available to be called up again later in the season. And it makes sense for Johnson to accept the assignment since he has a $1-million guaranteed contract and would have to give that up if he instead declared free agency.

Johnson was hitting .115 at the time, with 1 homer and 3 RBIs in 25 games.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:15am]


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