Another Mugshot (and Cubs news)

A while back, we did a story on our favorite mugshots. We must not have scanned ESPN.com hard enough because we made a glaring omission…

Is it a large soul patch, a goatee, or an awe inspiring combination of both? Anyways, OF Reed Johnson was cut by the Toronto Blue Jays after losing a position battle to OF Shannon Stewart. He rebounded fast though when he was signed by the Chicago Cubs on March 25th. Johnson is coming off a poor 2007 season in which a herniated disk limited him to 79 games. However, he has proven himself to be very capable at the top of the lineup. He led AL leadoff hitters in OBP in 2006 at .390. A career .281 hitter, he is also well known for his grit (check his chin) and strong defensive arm from all of the outfield positions. The Blue Jays simply had no plans for Johnson so cutting him seemed mutually beneficial. He should fit in well with the Cubs most likely as a fourth outfielder, or perhaps overtaking Felix “Balls” Pie.

Cubs sign OF Johnson (Baseball.com)

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