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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 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. Mar 21 - 11:56 AM

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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.
Mar 4 - 11:12 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.
Feb 25 - 1:55 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.
Feb 25 - 9:41 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.
Feb 24 - 8:15 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.
Feb 23 - 10:22 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.
Jan 21 - 4:10 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

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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 02:02:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 02:31:00 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.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 12:23:00 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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 04:41:00 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.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 06:19:00 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.
Tue, May 13, 2014 11:03:00 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.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 05:03:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Rey Navarro
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Jimmy Paredes
2Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Mike Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9T.J. McFarland
10Tyler Wilson