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Royals place Johnson on release waivers

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Royals announced Monday that they have requested unconditional release waivers on infielder Elliot Johnson.

The 29-year-old Johnson hit .179 with two homers and nine RBI in 79 games for the Royals this season.

Johnson is a career .212 hitter with 12 homers and 59 RBI over four seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals.

08/19 15:06:25 ET