|Blue Jays release Reed Johnson, opening up LF for Shannon Stewart|
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|Sunday, 23 March 2008 04:15|
Johnson, who was hitting .289 with three doubles and three RBIs, had spent his entire career with the Blue Jays.
``I don't have any hard feelings,'' Johnson said. ``I don't have much of a choice right now except to move on. It's really all I can say.''
The 31-year-old was drafted in the 17th round (523rd overall) in 1998 and was signed by Toronto through the end of this season.
Johnson had a breakout year in 2006, batting .319. But a herniated disk problem put him on the disabled list last season, when he hit just .238 in 79 games.
Stewart is hitting .226 this spring since signing a minor league contract Feb. 24.