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White Sox sign INF Johnson

2/3/2012

The Chicago White Sox signed infielder Dan Johnson to a minor league contract, the team announced on Friday.

The left-handed-hitting Johnson, 32, split his time between the Tampa Bay Rays and their Triple-A affiliate Durham. Johnson batted .119 with two home runs and four RBIs in 31 games with the Rays and hit .273 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs at Durham.

Originally drafted by the Athletics, Johnson had his best season in 2005 when he batted .275 with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs with Oakland.