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Young Twins pitcher endures early exit in Colorado

Kris Johnson's spot start earlier in the year with Minnesota lasted just 4 1/3 innings. His second outing in a Twins uniform was even shorter. Johnson went four innings Friday in the series opener against the Colorado Rockies, surrendering five runs on eight hits as he and the Twins fell, 6-2, in Denver. Among the eight hits Johnson allowed, two cleared the Coors Field fence to chase...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: P Kris Johnson likely to receive big-league start

With Ricky Nolasco on the disabled list with an elbow injury, the Twins will turn to Kris Johnson to take Nolasco's place in the rotation. Minnesota has not yet made a roster move, but manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters in Seattle on Wednesday that Johnson will indeed be recalled from Triple-A Rochester and will start Friday in Colorado. Johnson previously made one spot start...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: Kris Johnson preparing for Twins debut

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kris Johnson doesn't anticipate he'll have many nerves when he takes the mound for his Minnesota Twins debut in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. After all, he has his first major league experience under his belt. Well, barely. Johnson made one start for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season and appeared in three more games as...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Welker, Johnson, Spring Training

Some news and notes as we continue to head in to the hot stove season… The Bucs have been identified as one of the finalists to land free agent pitcher Josh Johnson. The righty is coming off a very poor season, which also included some injury problems. He’s capable of being a front-line starter, though, and is a strong bounce-back candidate for several valid reasons…and the...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sawchik: Pirates 'finalists' for Josh Johnson

2013 is Neal Huntington's seventh offseason at the helm of the Pirates (!!! I know) and at this point, it's relatively easy to look at a free agent list at the beginning of the off-season and guess who he'll be interested in. Josh Johnson is 6'7", he's capable of throwing hard, he strikes out a ton of hitters, and he's coming off of a mediocre year in 2012 with Miami and an abjectly...
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins acquire pitcher Kris Johnson in trade with Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins on Tuesday acquiredleft-handed pitcher Kris Johnson from Pittsburgh. In exchange, the Twins sentpitcher Duke Welker -- originally acquired by the Pirates in October -- back toPittsburgh.The 29-year-old Johnson made his major league debut lastyear with the Pirates and appeared in four games, including one start. He was0-2 with a 6.10 ERA in 10 innings...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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