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2011 Draft Signings: Johnson signs

June 23, 2011
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Jeff Johnson
The Indians have signed 10th round pick right-handed pitcher Jeff Johnson. He will likely be assigned to short season Single-A Mahoning Valley in the coming days. The Indians have also signed undrafted free agent right-handed pitcher Matt Curtis out of Central Missouri. He went 11-0 with a 3.19 ERA in 79 innings this year and has been assigned to Goodyear where he will likely play with the AZL team.

If Indians 7th round pick catcher Eric Haase signs with them it will not be until later in the summer. He is playing with the 18-and-under Ann Arbor based A. Green sandlot team this summer and will play there so the Indians can get more looks at him all while negotiations continue between him and the Indians. The Indians have yet to offer him a contract but will as the signing deadline gets closer. He is on the fence with signing and not opposed to going pro right out of college, but of course how close the Indians come to his asking price will be the final determination on whether he signs or not. He has had lunch with his area scout a few times and was told

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