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Steve Johnson | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 13 (0) / LA
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Mariners signed RHP Steve Johnson to a minor league contract.
The Mariners have already assigned him to minor league camp. Johnson carried an ugly 21.60 ERA this spring before getting cut by the Rangers earlier this week. The 28-year-old appeared in six games with Baltimore last year. Mar 17 - 1:08 PM

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Rangers released RHP Steve Johnson.

Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Rangers in late January and also received an invitation to spring training, but he never stood a chance of cracking the Opening Day roster with Texas. This early release allows him time to find a better opportunity.
Mar 14 - 10:58 AM

Rangers signed RHP Steve Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 28-year-old right-hander elected free agency after the Orioles designated him for assignment in early December. He posted a 2.30 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 67/16 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings at Triple-A Norfolk in 2015. With his ability to both start and pitch out of the bullpen, he'll add valuable depth for the Rangers.
Jan 29 - 6:54 PM

Steve Johnson has elected free agency.

Johnson was removed from the 40-man roster earlier this week and will now seek employment elsewhere. He spent most of 2015 at Triple-A, holding a 2.30 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 67/16 K/BB ratio across 54 2/3 innings.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Orioles designated RHP Steve Johnson for assignment.

Johnson was called up to the Orioles on September 1, but didn't do much with the opportunity. The 28-year-old right-hander pitched 5 1/3 innings, surrendering six runs on eight hits over that space. He fared better in his time at Triple-A, holding a 2.30 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 67/16 K/BB ratio across 54 2/3 innings. If he clears waivers, he'll have the option of either accepting an outright assignment or electing free agency.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Johnson hasn't pitched in a major league game since back in 2013, but he's been killing it at Triple-A this season. With Norfolk, he's pitched to a 2.30 ERA, 1.079 WHIP and 67/16 K/BB ratio covering 54 2/3 innings. Assuming he can translate those numbers back to the major league level, he should find a contributing role in the Oriole pen over the next month.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Steve Johnson is expected to join the Orioles on Tuesday.

He'll be part of the club's first wave of September callups. Johnson has not appeared in a major league game since 2013, but he boasts a 2.30 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, and 67/16 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Norfolk. The 28-year-old right-hander should do well in a middle relief role over the final month of the 2015 campaign.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 12:05:00 PM

Orioles reassigned RHP Steve Johnson to minor league camp.

With the move, the O's now have 41 players remaining in major league camp. The 27-year-old hurler appeared in four games for the O's in Grapefruit League action, posting a 6.75 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in four innings. He'll begin the season at Triple-A Norfolk, but should get an opportunity with the big league club before long.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Steve Johnson (finger) will not pitch in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game.

Johnson was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday, but the Orioles want him to get one more day of work in before pitching in a game. The 27-year-old recently dealt with a jammed middle finger, but he's feeling better now.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Steve Johnson threw off a mound Wednesday and said that his finger felt good.

Johnson skipped his throwing session on Monday due to a jammed middle finger, but he's back on track now. He'll try to secure a bullpen spot this spring, but appears more likely to serve as minor league depth.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 01:55:00 PM

Steve Johnson (finger) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

Johnson skipped his throwing session on Monday due to a jammed middle finger, but he played catch Tuesday and is now ready to get back on the mound. The 27-year-old is camp with the O's as a non-roster invitee after missing most of last season with shoulder issues.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 09:41:00 AM

Steve Johnson (finger) will play catch Tuesday and try to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Johnson skipped his throwing session on Monday due to a jammed middle finger, but it's not a major concern. The 27-year-old missed most of 2014 due to shoulder issues, but he's in camp with Baltimore as a non-roster invitee.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 08:15:00 AM

Steve Johnson will skip his scheduled throwing session Monday due to a jammed middle finger.

Johnson was struck by a grounder early Monday morning in Orioles camp. It's not a major concern. The 27-year-old right-hander signed a minor league contract with Baltimore in January after making only nine appearances in 2014 due to shoulder issues.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Orioles re-signed RHP Steve Johnson to a minor league contract.

Johnson dealt with shoulder issues throughout the 2014 season and eventually needed surgery. Even if his rehab continues to go smoothly, the righty is doubtful to be a member of the Orioles' Opening Day bullpen.
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Steve Johnson (shoulder) has been cleared to begin playing catch.

Johnson underwent surgery near the end of the season to have gone spurs removed after fighting through shoulder injuries the majority of the season. He should be ready to go for spring training.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 02:59:00 PM

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1B1Adam Lind
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2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1Leonys Martin
RF1Seth Smith
2Franklin Gutierrez
DH1Nelson Cruz
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S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
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2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4Joel Peralta
5Tony Zych
6Nick Vincent
7Evan Scribner
8Ryan Cook
9Vidal Nuno
10Mike Montgomery
11Mayckol Guaipe