Blockbuster Alert: Johnson!

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced a deal that includes a pitcher named Johnson.  Kris Johnson. Johnson will be sent to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a favorite of mine, Duke Welker. Needless to say I’m pretty pumped about this, admittedly, minor deal. I like Johnson too, but he’s a bit old, and the Pirates…
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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

Johnson stumbles, Pirates fall to Cardinals 7-2

There are more comfortable ways to make your first major league start than in the middle of a playoff race. Still, Kris Johnson wouldn't have it any other way, even after the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie left-hander stumbled through a 7-2 loss to St. Louis on Sunday that left the Pirates and Cardinals tied atop the NL Central with four weeks left in the season. ''These...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Agent: Kris Johnson Called Up to Pirates

Kris Johnson has never pitched in the Majors, but has posted great numbers since June 1. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pirates have called up left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson from Triple-A, according to Johnson’s agency Sosnick Cobbe Sports. Johnson, 28, would be making his Major League debut for Pittsburgh. This season, Johnson has posted a 2.41 ERA, 90 strikeouts and 40 walks...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kris Johnson is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For July

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. This year we will also be recapping each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month. Below are the average pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of May. The rankings include every pitcher who made at least four...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Throws Six Shutout Innings

In Dominican League action from last night, Kris Johnson threw six shutout innings, allowing just one base hit, a third inning single with two outs. He also walked two  and struck out three batters. Johnson has pitched brilliantly this DWL season, giving up just one earned run over 19.2 innings pitched. He has allowed only eight base hits, giving him a .127 BAA. Alex Valdez went...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor Moves: Pirates Re-Sign Kris Johnson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed left-hander Kris Johnson, according to Baseball America’s minor league transactions. Johnson split time this year between Double-A and Triple-A, serving as an upper level organizational player whenever one team needed an extra starter. He combined for a 3.19 ERA in 101.2 innings, and made 13 starts, with four in Triple-A. Johnson would have...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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