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Steve Johnson | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 13 (0) / LA

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White Sox acquired RHP Steve Johnson from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.
Johnson, who turns 30 in a few weeks, holds a 5.30 ERA over 19 appearances -- five starts -- at the Triple-A level this season. He's merely organizational depth. Wed, Aug 9, 2017 03:05:00 PM

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Orioles signed RHP Steve Johnson to a minor league contract.

Johnson spent seven years in the Orioles' organization before departing to the Mariners last year. He'll add starting pitching depth in the minor leagues for the O's.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 01:51:00 PM

Steve Johnson has elected to become a free agent.

Johnson will probably struggle to find anything better than a minor league contract on the open market this winter after posting a 4.32 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 16 2/3 innings at the major league level in 2016. He did have a 2.05 ERA in 22 innings with Triple-A Tacoma.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 02:18:00 PM

Mariners designated RHP Steve Johnson for assignment.

Johnson was terrific for the M's in May but fell apart in June with an 11.81 ERA over six appearances. He could clear waivers.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Steve Johnson from Triple-A Tacoma.

Johnson will join the Seattle bullpen Tuesday in place of Tony Zych, who is battling rotator cuff tendinitis. Johnson has an 8.14 ERA over his last 21 innings at the major league level dating back to 2013.
Tue, May 3, 2016 06:19:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 01:08:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 10:58:00 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.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 06:54:00 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

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