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Josh Johnson

COACHING CAREER 

Enters his first season with the Padres organization and will work primarily with infielders...Joins the Padres after spending the previous two seasons in the Washington Nationals organization, serving as manager for the Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League Nationals...In 2017, guided the GCL Nationals to the East Division title and their best record (34-22, .607) since 2013...fell one game shy of the GCL title, falling 5-4 to the GCL Yankees East in Game 3 of the best-of-three championship series...Led the club to a 30-23 (.566) record in 2016 and 2.5 games behind the GCL Cardinals for the East Division title...under his guidance, OF Juan Soto was named the Gulf Coast League Most Valuable Player.

PLAYING CAREER

Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the 2004 MLB Draft out of Middleton (FL) High School, the switch-hitting infielder spent six seasons (2004-09) in the Royals' system before joining the Nationals organization (2010-15)...Played in 1,069 minor league games over his 12-year career, hitting .252 with 144 doubles, 35 triples, 35 home runs, 384 RBI, 131 stolen bases and 528 runs scored.

PERSONAL

Full name is Joshua Rashaad Johnson ...nicknamed "JJ" during his playing days...has a daughter, Jada Symone Johnson, born on November 9, 2017...graduated from Middleton (FL) High School where he was an All-American in baseball...offered a full scholarship to University of Texas.