Casey Blake's face as smooth as a baby's bottom? No problem, says Ned Colletti.
Dodgers sign Johnson to one-year contract (Dodgers.com)
"Reed is a versatile outfielder that comes to the ballpark ready to play every day," said Colletti in what has to be one of the faintest praises ever. Colletti seems to be continuing his break-down-the-door policy for Dodger farmhands by signing the 33-year-old Johnson, while 29-year-old Jason Repko and 24-year-old Xavier Paul see their chances of winning an Opening Day roster spot get slimmer. And, as Jon Weisman notes, the Johnson signing makes the Dodger bench heavily weighted towards right-handed hitters.