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JIM JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Red Sox, Orioles Complete Four-Player Trade Involving Kelly Johnson

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles completed a four-player trade Saturday. The Red Sox acquired infielder/outfielder Jemile Weeks and minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. from the Orioles in exchange for infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson and minor league third baseman Michael Almanzar. Weeks, a first-round pick (12th overall) in 2008, once was a highly regarded prospect...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers call up veteran Johnson to aid 'pen

Two weeks after being released by Oakland, Jim Johnson is headed back to the big leagues. The Tigers announced they will call up the former O's and A's closer from Triple-A Toledo and put him in their bullpen Sunday, trying to add a veteran arm to a late-inning staff that has had its struggles. Johnson is not expected to reprise the closer's role that earned him back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Tigers ready to call up veteran closer Jim Johnson?

DETROIT -- There was an evasive manner in the responses of Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus that suggested accomplished closer Jim Johnson could join the team as early as Sunday's game with the Seattle Mariners. Johnson, who totaled 101 saves in 2012 and 2013 for the Baltimore Orioles, was signed to a minor league contract recently by Detroit after the Oakland A's released...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers plan to call up Jim Johnson after his next minor league appearance

Since the Tigers’ bullpen is still a complete disaster the team has decided they’re going to call up former A’s and Orioles reliever Jim Johnson once he makes one more appearance in Triple-A Toledo per his request. Via the Detroit News: “At Jim’s request, he wanted another outing [at Triple-A Toledo],” manager Brad Ausmus said. “It’s a good sign because he understands...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Newly signed reliever Jim Johnson on verge of being called up by Tigers, requests another outing in Toledo

The Detroit Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday night. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer. The Tigers needed to add a fresh arm to their bullpen late Wednesday, and were believed to be on the verge of calling up Johnson to fill a spot on the active roster vacated by starting pitcher Buck...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Johnson throws side session for Orioles

Free agent relief Jim Johnson threw a 10-minute side session on Monday at the spring training complex of the Baltimore Orioles. Johnson saved 51 and 50 games for the Orioles in 2011 and 2012 before the team traded him to Oakland over the winter in a move to avoid paying his arbitration salary. The Athletics soured on Johnson quickly and released him on August 1 after he posted a...
Via Tireball.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore likely to sign Jim Johnson to minor-league deal

The Baltimore Orioles are showing interest in the recently released Jim Johnson and it would be a surprise if they don't sign him, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. Like what you're reading? Subscribe for daily updates!* indicates requiredEmail Address * Follow @sprtsrumoralert
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Johnson Designated For Assignment By Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday’s game against the Houston Astros. Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games with the A’s. Brought in to replace Grant Balfour as the team’s closer, Johnson faltered early, blowing his first two chances before losing...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Johnson And The Fallen Closers Club

Jim Johnson has gone from being the American League’s top closer in 2013 to being a mop-up man in Oakland in 2014. For Oakland A’s demoted closer Jim Johnson, WAR is hell. Specifically, his -0.9 WAR in what’s been a hard-to-watch collapse by the man who led the American League with 50 saves last season with the Baltimore Orioles. In the past two decades, no pitcher has led...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Jim Johnson edition

Jim Johnson The Oakland A’s 2014 appointed closer at the beginning of the season was Jim Johnson. However, due to his poor performance, he was demoted after only eight games. The Athletics agreed to pay Johnson a $10 million dollar salary, so that they could have the best closer in the MLB. However, Johnson has just not been effective. Since his demotion, Johnson has pitched in...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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