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The Jim Johnson Effect

During the off season, the Oakland Athletics parted ways with their fan favorite closer, Grant Balfour. With the closer role needing to be filled, the A’s made a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, sending Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later (David Freitas) for Jim Johnson. 575 more words

Detroit's Jim Johnson experiment is already failing

The Detroit Tigers picked up Jim Johnson just 5 days after the Oakland Athletics released him August 1. The Tigers could stand to take the risk on the former closer, turned hardly used reliever with Oakland paying the rest of his $10 million salary. 220 more words


Tigers Call up Jim Johnson

Detroit Tigers have purchased the contract of former closer Jim Johnson and will likely pitch in the bullpen as a relief pitcher and won’t close. Johnson’s injury may very well be a reaction to the recent injury of Joakim Soria. 206 more words

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‘The Tears of a Tiger’

The Mariners had more hits than Motown on Sunday afternoon. The M’s (67-56) dominated the Tigers (66-56) winning 8-1, scoring early and often, on route to the series win. 611 more words


Tigers Call Up Reliever Jim Johnson, Demote Mercedes

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers purchased the contract of former All-Star pitcher Jim Johnson and optioned reliever Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo after their 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. 122 more words


Tigers To Promote Jim Johnson

Detroit Tigers‘ minor league reliever Jim Johnson is expected to make one more appearance in the International League with the Toledo Mud Hens and then get a promotion to the major league roster with the Tigers, according to the… 92 more words

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Melvin Mercedes Called Up; Tigers Looking To Call Up Jim Johnson Next

By Ashley Dunkak

COMERICA PARK (CBS DETROIT) – After sending starting pitcher Buck Farmer to Triple-A Toledo following his spot start Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers have called up reliever Melvin Mercedes, who has a 4.33 ERA in 41 games for the Mud Hens this season. 489 more words