Dodgers sign two out of tryout camp
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers signed right-hander Blake Johnson and middle infielder Brandon Mims out of Thursday's tryout camp at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
Johnson, 26, was a second-round Draft pick of the Dodgers in 2004, and he pitched three seasons in the organization before being traded to Kansas City in the Odalis Perez trade. Johnson pitched in the Kansas City and Texas organizations last year at Double-A and Triple-A, and he has never reached the Major Leagues.
Mims, 19, was a ninth-round Draft pick of Toronto in 2010. He signed for $230,000, played only one game of rookie ball in '10 before being released last September after missing the entire season, reportedly for personal issues.