|June 28 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET15:52 ET19:52 GMT3:52 CST12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST3:22 PM VEN23:52 UAE2:52 PM CT-The Baltimore Orioles have placed designated hitter Nick Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist. The move was announced Thursday, one day after Johnson was removed from Baltimore's game against the Los Angeles Angels after one at-bat.
Analysis: Playing in his first season with the Orioles, Johnson is batting .207 with four homers and 11 RBIs. He missed time with the New York Yankees last year with an inflamed tendon in his right wrist, but he says that injury and his current one are not related. To replace Johnson on the roster, the Orioles recalled outfielder Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk. Avery hit .217 in 15 games with Baltimore earlier this season.
|May 12 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 CST2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Johnson's first homer in two years gave Baltimore a seventh-inning lead, and the Orioles held on for a 4-3 victory Friday night.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Johnson spent last season in the minors and received an invite from Baltimore to come to spring training. He made the team but started 0 for 28 and was batting .143 before his game-changing home run.
|Apr. 27 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 CST3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Johnson went 0 for 3 in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Jays and is 0 for 26 to start his Orioles career.
Analysis: Johnson has broken Ron Hansen's record for the longest hitless streak by a position player at the start of his Orioles career. Hansen went 0 for 25 from April 1958-April 1960.