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Steve Johnson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Orioles sent RHP Steve Johnson outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
He's now off the 40-man roster. Johnson was plagued by shoulder issues for a good chunk of the 2014 campaign before having surgery last month to have a bone spur removed. He held a 7.11 ERA in 13 Triple-A starts. Oct 24 - 2:02 PM

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Steve Johnson will undergo surgery later this month to have a bone spur removed from the back of his right shoulder.

Johnson has battled the shoulder issue for a good chunk of the season. He spent all of this season in the minors, posting a 7.11 ERA in 13 Triple-A starts. Johnson is expected to be ready to go for spring training.
Sep 17 - 2:31 PM

Steve Johnson (shoulder) will return to the rotation at Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

Johnson has been shut down due to tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. He'll provide rotational depth and could become an option in the second half for the Orioles.
Jul 19 - 12:23 PM

Steve Johnson (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Orioles on Sunday.

Johnson is working his way back from a nagging shoulder injury. He'll go back to Triple-A Norfolk once healthy but could be an option for the Orioles at some point during the second half.
Jul 3 - 4:41 PM

Steve Johnson (shoulder) has been cleared to begin some light throwing.

Johnson has been shut down the last three weeks after having a recurrence of right shoulder discomfort. It's not clear how much longer he'll be sidelined, but he'll go back to Triple-A Norfolk once healthy.
Jun 5 - 6:19 PM

Steve Johnson will travel to Baltimore Wednesday to be examined after having a recurrence of right shoulder discomfort.

Johnson was knocked around for three runs on three hits and two walks over two innings for Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday. He was making his third start since missing three weeks of action with a shoulder issue. Even if the exam doesn't reveal anything serious, obviously Johnson won't be an option to join the Orioles anytime soon.
May 13 - 11:03 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk.

Johnson allowed six earned runs in nine innings this spring in the Grapefruit League, failing to earn an Opening Day roster spot. He'll be up eventually.
Mar 26 - 5:03 PM

Steve Johnson has positioned himself well this spring to secure one of the final spots in the Orioles Opening Day bullpen.

The 26-year-old hurler has surrendered just two runs on three hits over his seven innings of work in the Grapefruit League season, while posting a 6/2 K/BB ratio. With his ability to work multiple innings, he could settle in nicely in a long-reliever role.
Source: MASN Sports
Mar 15 - 8:33 AM

Orioles recalled RHP Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Johnson has a 7.82 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 12 2/3 frames this year with the O's. The 26-year-old right-hander will serve as a mop-up man for the stretch run.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk.

A corresponding roster move will be made on Sunday. Johnson was activated on Friday and threw a scoreless inning on Saturday, striking out two while walking two. He'll likely be recalled later this summer.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 11:27:00 PM

Orioles activated RHP Steve Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll take the roster spot of Brian Roberts, who was placed on the paternity leave list. Johnson has been sidelined for nearly two months with a strained oblique.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 06:40:00 PM

Steve Johnson (oblique) threw two scoreless innings in an extended spring training game Saturday.

Johnson will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Class-A Aberdeen. The Orioles are hoping he can return from the DL later this month.
Source: MASN.com
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 01:42:00 PM

Steve Johnson (oblique) will throw two innings in an extended spring training game in Sarasota on Saturday.

If all goes well with that outing, Johnson would progress to a minor league rehab start with Class-A Aberdeen. He's hoping to return to the Orioles before the end of July.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 07:12:00 PM

Steve Johnson (oblique) is scheduled to throw live batting practice this Thursday.

If it goes well, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Johnson has been on the disabled list since June 6 because of a badly-strained oblique. The current timetable calls for a late-July return.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Steve Johnson (oblique) threw 35 pitches off the mound Monday.

It was his second bullpen session since landing on the disabled list with a strained left oblique early last month. It's not clear what the next step will be, but he won't be an option for the Orioles again until after the All-Star break.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 04:34:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1David Lough
2Alex Hassan
DH1Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake