Minor leaguer Johnson has wrist surgery

Minor leaguer Johnson has wrist surgery
February 25, 2014, 4:45 pm
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VIERA, Fla. — Josh Johnson, a shortstop in his first big-league spring training with the Nationals, had surgery Monday to remove a broken hamate bone in his left wrist.

Johnson will be out 4-to-6 weeks, according to manager Matt Williams.

"Everything was good with the surgery," Williams said. "They removed it. He'll be good to go in 4-to-6 weeks."

Johnson, 28, has been a minor leaguer for 10 seasons with the Royals and Nationals, only reaching Class AAA for the first time late in 2012. He earned his first invitation to big-league camp after a strong year in which he hit a combined .293 with a .390 on-base percentage and eight homers at Class AA Harrisburg and Class AAA Syracuse.