Catching Up with Former KC Royals IF Elliot Johnson
By Eric Boston
Eric Boston: First, I want to thank you for taking time to answer some questions. Even though your time in Kansas City may have been short, you will always have a special place on my favorite KC Royals list. You and I share the same birthday. How was your big day this year?
Elliot Johnson: That’s sick! Thanks for that. I didn’t play well for them, but it was a special time that I’ll never forget man. [My birthday was] low-key now that I’m old and have kids of course.
EB: That sounds about the same as me. You last played in the bigs in 2014 with Cleveland. What have you been up to since then?
EJ: I signed with Texas in 2015. They traded me to the Dodgers and I played in [AAA] OKC that year as my last season. I nearly took a roving infield job with them the following season, but the travel grind is tough on my young children so I utilized my degree I earned while I was playing.
I do lot of consulting, business development, and lots of advanced planning to differentiate myself from the competition. I have a few Royals as clients…
EB: That sounds very interesting. Of course I wish you continued success…