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Once a on-base machine, Nick Johnson has retired from baseball. Johnson, 34, had struggled to stay healthy over the last three seasons.
Johnson appeared in only 38 games with the Orioles last season while struggling with wrist problems.
The biggest asset Johnson brought to big-league clubs was his ability to get on base. He finishes his 10-year career with a .268/.399/.441 batting line. Johnson’s best season came in 2006 with Washington, when he hit .290/.428/.520 with 23 homers, 77 RBI, 100 runs and 10 stolen bases.
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Former elite Yankees prospect Nick Johnson retired on Monday at the age of just 34. Johnson played last season with the Orioles, posting a .714 OPS in 38 games with the team. His issue last year wasn't productivity, but the same thing that plagued him over his entire career: injuries.
During his major league career, which began in 2001, Johnson put together a career line...
Even after signing free agent right-hander Jair Jurrjens,
the Baltimore Orioles continue to pursue left-hander Joe Saunders, according to
Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.
Here’s what I know for sure -- at least heading into Monday:
Both sides still want a marriage and are hopeful it will happen, but both have
a pretty clear idea of what it will take, and neither...
Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA). Eight times on base in ten years. I say we blame the Orioles, because it was with them that he reached base just 33 times in 102 PA last season (.326 OBP). He went into the season...
Last week, the Baltimore Orioles signed another pitcher; however, it was not a name that I even had on my radar.
Then again, there were rumors about a few years ago concerning Jair Jurrjens donning the black and the orange. Back then, he was a young pitcher who looked to be on the cusp of greatness; however, injury, setbacks and struggles on the mound have lowered his value....
Ben and Sam preview the Orioles` season with Derek Carty, and Pete talks to MLB.com Orioles reporter Brittany Ghiroli (at 13:22).
COMMENTARY | As a man living in Maryland outside of Washington, D.C., I grew up loving the Baltimore Orioles.
I've always tried to take the time to follow up on the current roster and events, but I also love to read up on the past and learn about some of the men who have donned a Baltimore uniform.
Every Orioles fan knows these first names: Frank, Brooks, Cal, Eddie,...