It’s been a long time coming, but Sherman Johnson, 28, is on the major league roster, reports Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register.
Sherman Johnson is here and David Fletcher (hamstring) is not. #Angels— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) September 18, 2018
Johnson, long abbreviated “General Sherman” by Halos Heaven, was expected to solve the Angels’ second base woes around 2015.
He was drafted in 2012 in the 14th round but quickly rose above his draft position. He peaked in 2014, hitting .276 with an .847 OPS in Inland Empire, and the Angels faithful hoped he was on a track to the majors. Johnson has tailed off since 2015 and has oft been injured.
Nick Tropeano was moved to the 60-day DL to create a roster spot.
Ride into battle, General! Give us a story in the last ten-ish games of the season.