Johnson arrived in trade for Vazquez
The Expos assigned Canadian pitcher Shawn Hill to Double-A Harrisburg, added right-hander Jeremy Fikac and infielder Luis Lopez to the major league roster from Edmonton and placed five players on the disabled list.
The last spot on the 25-man roster was being held for backup catcher Gregg Zaun. The team said contract issues needed to be resolved.
Reliever Dan Smith went on the 60-day DL retroactive to March 26.
The Expos open the season Tuesday at Florida.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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