Dylan Johnston on the DL
Dylan Johnston
Dylan Johnston
Peoria Chiefs
Posted Apr 26, 2006


PEORIA, IL— The Peoria Chiefs in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs have announced that shortstop Dylan Johnston has been placed on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday April 25th. Infielder Jonathan Mota will join the Chiefs today in Dayton to take Johnston’s place on the roster.

Johnston’s left thumb was injured on a broken bat groundout Monday night against Burlington. Johnston is expected to see a doctor in Chicago today to determine the extent of the injury.

In 17 games, Johnston is batting .273 with a team high six stolen bases, two doubles, two triples and two RBI.

Mota was signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2004 out of Valencia, Venezuela. The 18-year old appeared in 63 games last season with the Boise Hawks of the Northwest League batting .236 with no homers and 22 RBI.

Mota started 20 games at second base and 43 at shortstop last season. He and Kyle Reynolds will both play shortstop in Johnston’s absence.

The Chiefs play game two of a four game series in Dayton tonight at 7:00 EST with Mitch Atkins on the mount. Thursday night the Chiefs face Major Leaguer Paul Wilson on a rehab assignment with Donald Veal on the mound.

After the quick roadtrip the Chiefs kick off an eight game homestand Saturday April 29th with the first post-game Fireworks show of the season.


Related Stories
Johnston Ready for Instructs
 -by NorthsidersReport.com  Sep 20, 2006
Cubs Prospect Rankings: 35-31
 -by NorthsidersReport.com  Dec 5, 2006
Jackson, Greenberg Promoted
 -by NorthsidersReport.com  Apr 26, 2006

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> MiLB &
   MLB Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from NorthsidersReport.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
IF Dylan Johnston (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Baseball > Chi Cubs
Baseball > Hamilton HS > Alumni
Baseball > Peoria
[View My HotList]