Johnson has 11 seasons of professional baseball experience and comes to the Ducks off a full spring training with the Baltimore Orioles. He has spent the past three seasons in the Atlantic League, playing for the Road Warriors in 2011, the Lancaster Barnstormers in 2010 and the York Revolution in 2009. The backstop posted career-highs in home runs (nine), RBI (46), runs (36), hits (82), doubles (18) and games played (107) last season.
The Pennsylvania native has played in three Major League organizations (Twins, Rays and Astros), reaching as high as Triple-A, and has a .983 fielding percentage. For his minor league career, the 29-year-old has compiled 27 homers, 155 RBI and 66 doubles in 530 games. Johnson was originally drafted by the Twins in the 25th round of the 2001 amateur draft.