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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
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
August 15, 2014  |  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
August 04, 2014  |  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: Addition-By-Subtraction The Best Option for the A’s

Although you could argue that perhaps the time has already passed, there is no arguing now that Jim Johnson’s time in Oakland needs to have come to an end with his last outing last night against the Houston Astros. Johnson, traded for to be the closer to replace the popular Grant Balfour, came to Oakland with a very impressive 101 saves over the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He has recorded...
Via BaySportsNet
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins again interested in A's reliever Jim Johnson

Though they failed to pull the trigger on an earlier deal for A's reliever Jim Johnson, it appears the the Marlins continue to remain interested in Oakland's struggling former closer, according to sources. One player the A's have discussed with the Marlins as a possible trade return: Marlins minor league pitching prospect Adam Conley. After posting 50-save seasons each...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 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

Oakland A’s: Top three new additions

The Oakland A’s had a busy December with multiple trades and acquisitions. With so much action happening all at once, it was hard to tell which moves would benefit the team and which would not. So, of all the players that the Athletics acquired, who will ultimately be successful in Oakland in 2014? Here are the top three new additions to the team: 1) Jim Johnson Jim Johnson Johnson...
Via isportsweb.com
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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