Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson
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NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick

Report: Royals could soon begin massive fire sale

As the calendar nears June and MLB teams start to evaluate their outlook for the coming months, it appears at least one squad is almost ready to...

Rays’ Carlos Gomez reveals he built coffins as a teenager

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez is known for his unique style of play. Like many players born in Latin America, to make it out is an...
Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani will not make his next scheduled start

In advance of the much-anticipated pitching matchup between fellow countrymen, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Shohei Ohtani would not start on Sunday versus Masahiro Tanaka...

Bucks release statement in support of Sterling Brown after body-cam footage was released

Following the release of body-cam footage by the Milwaukee Police Department showing the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Sterling Brown, in which he was tasered, the...
Albert Pujols and other MLB stars need to step up

WATCH: Rush lead singer has this unique part of MLB history

When two icons of entertainment meet, it's always a special moment. It's even more meaningful when they share a similar passion for baseball and can celebrate it...
Brian Dozier

WATCH: Brian Dozier HR robbed … by padding?

It's often said baseball will surprise you with things you never saw before. Unfortunately for Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, that proved to be true when...
Houston Astros

Astros honor Santa Fe High School shooting victims

Before their most recent home game, the Houston Astros honored the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting by wearing green "We Play for Santa Fe"...
Noah Syndergaard

10 most intimidating pitchers in MLB today

Some MLB pitchers already stand on the rubber with a significant psychological advantage over opposing hitters. Whether because of their size, demeanor or just their pure stuff,...
Jorge Alfaro

Phillies manager: Jose Alfaro doing things Pudge Rodriguez never did

Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has seen a lot during his time in baseball. Between a 12-year career in the majors followed by his work on television...
Astros prospect Jon Singleton

Top Astros prospect Jon Singleton released amid 100-game suspension

Once considered among the best prospects in baseball just five years ago, suspended first baseman Jon Singleton now finds himself unemployed. According to Mark Berman of KRIV FOX...
Manny Machado

Manny Machado swarmed by reporters amid rampant trade rumors

Even before Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado arrived at Guaranteed Rate Field, he knew what to expect. https://twitter.com/MarkWJZ/status/998722485804728332 With both the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs mentioned as...
J.D.Martinez and Mookie Betts lead one of the most explosive offenses in MLB

Predicting MLB All-Star teams at season’s quarter point

As we approach the quarter mark of the season, a chapter of MLB's 2018 campaign comes to a close. Thus far, we've been fortunate to see historic...

WATCH: Royals player dyes his hair pink for young cancer survivor

Sometimes the greatest victories come off the field. For Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera, seeing seven-year-old Dagan Lingenfelter beat cancer provided an amazing feeling for everyone....

LOOK: Tigers Triple-A team to honor former great Jim Leyland with bobblehead

According to Emily Waldon of The Athletic, the Toledo Mud Hens are set to honor longtime Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland with a bobblehead night on May...
MBL lineups, Javier Baez

WATCH: Benches clear after Cubs’ Javier Baez strikes out

During the first game of a doubleheader, tempers flared between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds and it led to both benches emptying out. Tempers flare between #Cubs-#Reds...

Brewers prospect Josh Pennington forced to retire after arm injury

According to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Brewers right-handed pitching prospect Josh Pennington opted for retirement after he suffered another injury to his throwing...
Bryce Harper

WATCH: Nationals’ Bryce Harper sporting eyeglasses for first time in career

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper sported a new look during Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harper wore clear glasses during his first at-bat. #Nationals OF Bryce...