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Fantasy Update

Jul 24, 2014
Athletics designated RHP Jim Johnson for assignment.
Jul 23, 2014
Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson has not been a fit for the team this season, ...
Oakland Tribune Jul 26, 2014

Reliever Ryan Cook is rounding into form for Oakland A's

Oakland A's bullpen remains strong despite Jim Johnson's struggles.
MASN Sports Jul 25, 2014

Weeks placed on Triple-A disabled list, and other notes - School of Roch

One day after the Athletics designated reliever Jim Johnson for assignment, the Orioles placed infielder Jemile Weeks on the seven-day minor league disabled list with a groin strain. The move is retroactive to yesterday. The Orioles traded Johnson to the...
Baltimore Sun Jul 24, 2014

With Jim Johnson's tenure in Oakland likely over, it's unclear if Orioles will pursue him

SEATTLE -- Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson's beleaguered tenure with the Oakland Athletics looks as if it may have come to a close.

Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson designated for assignment by Oakland A's

Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson's beleaguered tenure with the Oakland Athletics looks like it may have come to a close.
Baltimore Sun Jul 24, 2014

Tracking ex-Orioles in 2014: Athletics designate Jim Johnson for assignment

Follow the performance of former Orioles players with their new teams this season, including Jim Johnson. He was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
Sacramento Bee Jul 24, 2014

Johnson is designated for assignment

Jim Johnson just never got comfortable with the Oakland Athletics. A slow start for the two-time AL saves leader turned into a nightmare.
Sacramento Bee Jul 24, 2014
Johnson designated for assignment

Johnson designated for assignment

The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros. Oakland Athletics reliever Jim Johnson watches from the dugout after being pulled from the game during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. In this photo from Monday, May 12, 2014, Oakland Athletics pitcher Jim Johnson, right, waits to speak with catcher Derek Norris during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Oakland, Calif. Johnson was released by the Athletics on...
Oakland Tribune Jul 24, 2014

Oakland Athletics cut Jim Johnson: Social media reaction

Eight months after acquiring the pitcher who led the major leagues in saves last season, fans around the San Francisco Bay Area weighed in as the team designated him for assignment Thursday

A’s finally cut the cord on Jim Johnson, designate $10 mil reliever for assignment, plus good news on Cespedes

The A’s finally put struggling high-priced reliever Jim Johnson out of his Oakland misery Thursday, designating the right-hander for assignment after his latest in a series of mound meltdowns. Johnson, 31, entrusted with a 9-2 Oakland lead against Houston Wednesday… Continue Reading →
MASN Sports Jul 24, 2014

A look at the O's recent struggles on offense and a take on Jim Johnson - Steve Melewski

As the Orioles get ready to begin the third and final leg of their 10-game road trip, their bats once again need to heat up. In the final series before the All-Star game, the Orioles scored six runs in three...
Sacramento Bee Jul 24, 2014

A's DFA former closer Johnson

The Oakland Athletics designated former closer Jim Johnson for assignment on Thursday.
Athletics Nation Jul 24, 2014

The Jim Johnson Experience

The story opened with such hope for Jim Johnson. The story closed with such regret. Source says the A's have released Jim Johnson. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) July 24, 2014 #Athletics recall Evan Scribner from Sacramento and designate Jim Johnson for assignment. — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) July 24, 2014 It's sad, you know. I was expecting this news 100% this morning, and I was surprised to see that it still comes with a twinge of sadness; with a little bit of, "But..what if?. But not much. There was no way Jim Johnson was going to survive last night's outing; there wasn't anyone...

A’s release Jim Johnson, call up Evan Scribner

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser At last, the Jim Johnson … experiment? thing?…is over. The A’s designated the one-time All-Star for assignment this morning, following his latest difficulties, facing four batters last night in Oakland’s 9-7 win over Houston and allowing four runs. His ERA for the season was approaching 7.00. Needing a fresh bullpen arm, after Johnson’s meltdown last night meant that Bob Melvin had to use Dan Otero, Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle one night after an extra innings game, the A’s have recalled right-hander Evan Scribner. The A’s and...
Oakland Tribune Jul 24, 2014

A's reliever Jim Johnson designated for assignment

Oakland A's reliever Jim Johnson, a $10 million offseason acquisition, is designated for assignment.
Athletics Nation Jul 24, 2014

Jane Lee: Source says the A's have released Jim Johnson

Fast forward: 2064. A ship in the Bay. Alcatraz is off in the distance. A well dressed old man heads toward the edge of the deck. People walk by, oblivious. A root beer float takes up residence in one hand. His other hand goes into his inner coat pocket. He finds what he is looking for. A small box. Thoughts run through his mind. But he had planned this exact trip for a reason. Slowly, his arm extends out over the water. It was time. At that exact moment, he felt a tap on his shoulder. He turns around. A young man stands behind him. “Excuse me, sir. Are you Jim Johnson?” The old...

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