Two signed from open tryout.

Two players who participated in the Dodgers’ open tryout Thursday signed contracts: right-handed pitcher Blake Johnson and shortstop Brandon Mims. That means the baseball dream is again on hold for Minnesota Vikings safety Jarrad Page, bat boy Chico Herrera, and veteran left-hander Doug Davis, among others.

Johnson was a second-round draft pick by the Dodgers in 2004. He made it to high SIngle-A Vero Beach, going 4-5 with a 4.92 ERA in 20 games (18 starts), before being included in the 2006 trade that sent Odalis Perez to Kansas City for Elmer Dessens. The Royals traded Johnson – by then a reliever – to the Rockies in 2011, and he spent most of last season in Triple-A. His career Triple-A record: 5-3, with a 7.79 ERA.

Mims, 19, was a ninth-round pick by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2010 draft. He got two at-bats for the Jays’ rookie-league affiliate last year (struck out once and singled). Listed at 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds, he has some room to grow –maybe off the field, as well. Here’s a rather lengthy scouting report on him from last year.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.