Jim Johnson 45 | Pitcher

Oakland Athletics

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Johnson threw two scoreless innings on Tuesday night to earn the win in a 10-9 victory over the Angels. Impact: Johnson has now thrown five straight scoreless innings since losing his closer role. With Sean Doolittle blowing the save on Tuesday and Johnson pitching well, he may have inched himself a bit closer to regaining his role.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Johnson will remain in a set-up role for the A's for the time being, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports. Impact: The A's will continue to use the Sean Doolittle/Luke Gregerson tandem until there's a reason not to, meaning that Johnson isn't likely to get any save opportunities in the short term. Of course, these things are fluid, so Johnson could easily end up back in the role at some point this season, but there's no telling when that could be.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Johnson, who was recently removed from the closer's role, pitched a scoreless eighth inning Monday against the Angels and picked up his first win of the season. Impact: Luke Gregerson tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning, after John Jaso hit a two-run homer to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead in the top half of the frame. Johnson may very well get the chance to work his way back into the closer's role in time, but it will take more than two strong outings, given how awful he was to start the season. The A's have had save opportunities in three consecutive games, with Gregerson taking two of the three and pitching the eighth inning of the other game. Lefty Sean Doolittle took the third save, when the Mariners had left-handers Robinson Cano and Brad Miller lined up to bat in the ninth.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Two weeks into the season, Johnson is 0-2 with an 18.90 ERA and one blown save in five appearances for the Athletics. Manager Bob Melvin couldn't afford to wait while the former Orioles closer got into a groove, removing him from that role on Thursday. Impact: He's allowed at least two runs in three of his five appearances, his seven total runs allowed is tied for the most in the AL among relievers. He's allowed more walks and hits than any other reliever in the league. You should dump Johnson immediately and find a new fantasy closer.(STATS, 3:24pm)
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Johnson has been removed as the A's closer for the time being, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: Johnson has really struggled in his first season with the A's, giving up seven earned runs over just 3.1 innings while picking up a blown save and two losses. The A's have several options to take over Johnson's role -- Ryan Cook, Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle -- but none of them will immediately claim the job, and the A's will instead go with a committee in the ninth inning until someone separates himself.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Johnson blew another save on Wednesday, allowing two runs, two hits and two walks while only registering a solitary out. Impact: Johnson only gave up one hard-hit ball, but he also only got his only out on a popped up bunt attempt by the Twins. Manager Bob Melvin showed support for Johnson after his last blown save, but this latest outing has to make his hold on the job very tenuous if it is there at all. The A's have multiple in-house options to pitch the ninth if they want to make a change, most notably Luke Gregerson or Sean Doolittle.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Johnson threw a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Mariners to earn his first save of the season. Impact: Johnson has struggled the first week of the season and his first save will hopefully help him settle in with his new team. He wasn't great Sunday, allowing a leadoff walk, a single and a hard-hit fly out to the wall by Dustin Ackley, but did recover to strike out the final two hitters of the inning. By all accounts, his hold on the job is still fairly strong.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Johnson pitched a scoreless inning Saturday against the Mariners. Impact: Johnson needed a scoreless frame badly, after his first two brutal appearances. Manager Bob Melvin got him an inning while the A's were trailing in the eighth inning. He did allow a groundball single to Robinson Cano but looked to be much sharper with his location than he was earlier in the week.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Johnson blew the save in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against Cleveland. Impact: Johnson was tagged for three runs and three hits in two-thirds of an inning. While Johnson also took the loss in Monday's 2-0 defeat after allowing both runs in the ninth, he doesn't appear to be in danger of losing his job just yet.(STATS, 6:11pm)
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Johnson blew the save and took the loss in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to he Indians. Impact: Johnson's Athletics career has started off as badly as possible. He allowed three runs in 0.2 innings and is now 0-2 after two appearances. Johnson was booed off the field and noted after the game that he was responsible for the team not being 3-0. He will likely have Thursday off after throwing 29 pitches on Wednesday night, but manager Bob Melvin praised Johnson after the game and he does not appear to be in jeopardy of losing his closer job at the present time.(RotoWire, )
Jim Johnson
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 6"  Wt: 240  Age: 30
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 6/27/1983, Johnson City, New York
College: None
Debut: 2006
Salary: $10,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury