Catchers Wilson, Johnson promoted
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Ben Johnson

Posted Jul 2, 2007


The Angels have moved two catchers up the chain - shipping Bobby Wilson from Double-A Arkansas to Triple-A Salt Lake and moving Ben Johnson up from High-A Rancho Cucamonga to Arkansas.

Bobby Wilson, 24, was batting .271 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 50 games for the Travs and also participated in the Texas League All-Star Game where he finished 2-for-2.

He ranked second amongst Texas League catchers by throwing out 47.7 percent of base stealers.

Ben Johnson, 25, comes to the Travs after a torrid 26-game stretch where he batted .356 with nine home runs and 26 RBI. Johnson will join the Travs Monday for their series finale in Midland. Johnson, from Seattle, was drafted by the Angels out of the University of Washington in the 23rd round of the 2004 draft. The switch-hitting Johnson has caught a career-high 46 games and carried a ,270 batting average along with 11 home runs and 36 RBI plus 11 stolen bases without being caught.

Johnson led all Cal League catchers by throwing out 35.4 percent of base stealers. He spent the 2006 season with the Quakes playing 99 games and hitting 19 home runs with 60 RBI and a .252 batting average.


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