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Nick Johnson hit .286 with a .416 on-base percentage for the Nats from 2005-09.
Johnson hasn't played in the big leagues since 2010, and he's still yet to make it through an entire season without spending time on the disabled list. But he'll get a chance to make it back this spring after agreeing to a minor-league contract with the Orioles today, according to multiple reports.
Now 33 years old, Johnson is far removed from his best days with the Nationals (he hit .286 with a .416 on-base percentage in 414 games from 2005-09).
But if healthy, he still possesses some top-notch skills. His .401 career on-base percentage ranks seventh among all active players with at least 3,000 plate appearances (behind only Todd Helton, Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez, Jason Giambi, Lance Berkman, Chipper Jones and Joe Mauer).
GM Mike Rizzo traded Johnson to the Marlins for minor-league lefty Aaron Thompson on July 31, 2009. Since then, Johnson has bounced from the Marlins to the Yankees to the Indians, where last year he hit just .201 with six homers and 13 RBI in 55 games at Class AA Akron and Class AAA Columbus while dealing with a lingering wrist injury.