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Steve Johnson | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Texas Rangers
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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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

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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

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

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3Michael McKenry
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Pedro Ciriaco
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Justin Ruggiano
3Joey Gallo
4Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Delino DeShields
2James Jones
3Jordan Danks
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
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PosRoleName
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3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7A.J. Griffin
8Anthony Ranaudo
9Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Tom Wilhelmsen
3Jake Diekman
4Keone Kela
5Sam Dyson
6Sam Freeman
7Andrew Faulkner
8Alex Claudio
9Tony Barnette
10Luke Jackson
11Ross Ohlendorf
12Tanner Scheppers
13Jose Leclerc
14Cesar Ramos