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Brian Johnson | Starting Pitcher | #61

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Florida
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (31) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox optioned LHP Brian Johnson to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Johnson has a 4.33 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in five starts this season at the major league level. The 26-year-old southpaw will continue to function as organizational rotation depth for the Red Sox. Jul 19 - 2:34 PM

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Brian Johnson yielded three runs in six innings against the Jays in his spot start Tuesday.

Johnson was needed tonight because of the doubleheader versus the Yankees over the weekend. He'll be sent down for a fresh arm Wednesday, though he'll probably be back to make more starts later.
Jul 19 - 1:25 AM

Red Sox recalled LHP Brian Johnson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Johnson will make a spot start Tuesday versus the Blue Jays. He's posted a 4.29 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 innings in four starts this season with the big club.
Jul 17 - 11:10 PM

Brian Johnson will start Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Doug Fister had been slated to start that day, but he was needed in an extra-innings game over the weekend. It figures to just be a spot start for Johnson.
Jul 17 - 4:41 PM

Red Sox activated LHP Brian Johnson from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.

He missed three weeks with a shoulder impingement. Johnson had a brief stint in the rotation earlier this year but he's no longer needed with Doug Fister back in the majors and Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) nearing his return from the disabled list. He'll bide his time in Pawtucket until a spot opens up for him.
Jul 6 - 5:36 PM

Brian Johnson (shoulder) will throw off a mound on Sunday.

It will be his first mound work since landing on the disabled list earlier this work. Johnson was able to throw off flat ground on Saturday. With Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) nearing a return, Johnson will probably head back to the minors once he's activated.
Jun 24 - 4:56 PM

Red Sox placed LHP Brian Johnson on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder impingement.

Johnson suffered the injury in the third inning of his start Wednesday night against the Phillies. He was officially charged with three earned runs over 2 2/3 frames, raising his season ERA to 4.29. There is no current timetable for his return.
Jun 15 - 12:30 PM

Brian Johnson left Wednesday's game against the Phillies due to left shoulder soreness.

Johnson was lifted in the third inning due to soreness in his throwing shoulder, with Hector Velazquez replacing him on the mound. The exact nature of this injury and how long it might keep Johnson out of action should become more clear after the 26-year-old southpaw is reevaluated on Thursday.
Jun 14 - 8:52 PM

Brian Johnson left Wednesday's game against the Phillies due to an apparent injury.

Johnson was checked on by a trainer in the third inning before subsequently leaving the game. Hector Velazquez replaced him on the mound. The exact nature of Johnson's injury is currently unclear, but the Red Sox should pass along an update as the evening progresses.
Jun 14 - 8:22 PM

Brian Johnson labored through a tough outing on Friday night, allowing eight hits and three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers.

He walked one and struck out two. Johnson tossed a shutout in his last start for the Red Sox but wasn’t as successful on Friday night. He would have been on the hook for a loss if not for a furious eighth-inning comeback led by Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. Johnson served up a pair of homers, though luckily both were of the solo variety. The light-throwing left-hander figures to stick around for a while with Eduardo Rodriguez on the disabled list. His next outing will come Wednesday at Philadelphia.
Jun 10 - 1:18 AM

Red Sox recalled LHP Brian Johnson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Johnson will start Friday's game versus the Tigers, as he's over his hamstring injury that he suffered in his last start for Pawtucket. The lefty could be around for a while with Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) on the shelf.
Jun 9 - 4:35 PM

Brian Johnson (hamstring) will start Friday's game against the Tigers.

Johnson will be filling in for Eduardo Rodriguez (knee). He is dealing with a hamstring injury of his own, but threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and reported no issues afterward. In two previous starts this season, the 26-year-old southpaw allowed four runs on 12 hits over 14 innings.
Jun 7 - 5:10 PM

Brian Johnson (hamstring) will throw lightly on Monday and then throw a regular bullpen session Tuesday.

The full bullpen session Tuesday will only occur if he feels OK while tossing Monday, of course. Johnson will start on Saturday versus the Tigers if he's deemed healthy enough to do so.
Jun 5 - 5:06 PM

Brian Johnson (hamstring) remains an option to start for the Red Sox on Saturday against the Tigers.

Johnson left his start Saturday evening at Triple-A Pawtucket with a hamstring injury, but it turned out to be nothing more than a cramp. He's the likely option to fill in for Eduardo Rodriguez while the left-hander recovers from a partially dislocated right kneecap. Johnson, 26, owns a 2.57 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 14/3 K/BB ratio in 14 innings (two starts) this season at the major league level. He's also pitched well in Triple-A.
Jun 5 - 1:37 PM

Brian Johnson suffered an apparent right calf injury in the second inning of his start Saturday at Triple-A Pawtucket and left the game.

Johnson was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he crumpled awkwardly to the ground after throwing a pitch and was unable to continue. Obviously it's great news that he could walk off, as initial reports suggested something popped or perhaps ruptured to cause his fall. More info when we know it.
Jun 3 - 8:18 PM

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