Dan Johnson DFAed

Per Susan Slusser:

"Dan Johnson's agent, Bobby Barad, tells me that the A's have just informed the first baseman that he has been designated for assignment. That means they have 10 days to put Johnson on waivers, trade him or release him."     

Obviously paves the way for Smith to be added to the 25 and 40 man.         

Thank you and good night.