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Aug 16, 2014
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Tigers purchased the contract of RHP Jim Johnson from Triple-A Toledo.
Detroit News Aug 19, 2014

Tigers reliever Jim Johnson wins marathon within a marathon

Jim Johnson wondered if he was part of a showdown that began Tuesday and ended Wednesday. It was a marathon, all right. Thirteen pitches. One foul after another foul. One good sinker and breaking pitch followed by some more.
Detroit Free Press Aug 17, 2014

Jim Johnson has rough first appearance out of Detroit Tigers' bullpen

Jim Johnson said he is ready, and the Detroit Tigers need a dependable arm in their bullpen. But Sunday left much to be desired.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2014
Detroit Tigers hoping a change of scenery can help veteran reliever Jim Johnson return to All-Star form

Detroit Tigers hoping a change of scenery can help veteran reliever Jim Johnson return to All-Star form

At this point, it appears Jim Johnsons arrival wont affect how Tigers manager Brad Ausmus plans to use setup man Joba Chamberlain or embattled closer Joe Nathan. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said veteran reliever Jim Johnson can be used in a variety of roles out of the bullpen. Right now, he envisions pitching the former All-Star closer in the sixth or seventh inning. Two weeks after signing Johnson to minor-league contract, the Tigers called up the right-handed reliever from Toledo in an effort to bolster their troubled bullpen. At this point,...
Detroit News Aug 17, 2014

Tigers hoping Jim Johnson can be final piece to the bullpen puzzle

Detroit — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus indicated before Sunday's game that with veteran Jim Johnson now on board and Joaquin Soria (oblique strain) due back next Sunday, the bullpen is now set.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2014
Detroit Tigers call up veteran closer Jim Johnson in an effort to bolster troubled bullpen

Detroit Tigers call up veteran closer Jim Johnson in an effort to bolster troubled bullpen

In order to clear a spot for Jim Johnson, the Tigers optioned reliever Melvin Mercedes to Toledo -- a day after the rookie right-hander made his major league debut. DETROIT -- It seemed to be only a matter of time before the Detroit Tigers decided to bring up All-Star reliever Jim Johnson. That time is now. The Tigers have called up Johnson from Triple-A Toledo, the team announced Saturday night after Detroit's 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. Johnson is expected to be in uniform and available for the Tigers' series finale Sunday against the Mariners. In order...
Detroit Free Press Aug 16, 2014

Tigers call up ex-All-Star closer Johnson from Toledo

The Detroit Tigers called up veteran reliever Jim Johnson from Triple-A Toledo after tpnight's game and sent down rookie right-hander Melvin Mercedes.
Bless You Boys Aug 16, 2014
Jim Johnson called up from Triple-A Toledo

Jim Johnson called up from Triple-A Toledo

The Tigers hope the recently waived Jim Johnson can recover his 2012 All-Star form and help shore up a shaky bullpen. As expected, the Detroit Tigers have called up recently signed right-handed reliever Jim Johnson from Triple-A Toledo. To make room on Detroit's 25-man roster, Melvin Mercedes was sent down to Triple-A. The 31-year-old Johnson is a former All-Star who recorded an MLB leading 101 saves in 2012-13 with the Baltimore Orioles. But the cracks were showing during his 2013 season and after signing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Oakland A's to be their closer, the wheels...
Rotoworld Aug 16, 2014

Tigers add Jim Johnson to their bullpen - Jim Johnson (R) Detroit Tigers

Tigers purchased the contract of RHP Jim Johnson from Triple-A Toledo.
KFFL Aug 16, 2014

Tigers | Jim Johnson to join team Sunday

Detroit Tigers RP Jim Johnson was called up and will join the team Sunday, Aug. ...
Bless You Boys Aug 15, 2014
When will the Tigers call up Jim Johnson?

When will the Tigers call up Jim Johnson?

The Tigers are expected to recall former Oakland and Baltimore closer, Jim Johnson from Toledo. Is this an act of desperation by the club? Desperate times call for desperate measures The Detroit News is reporting that the Tigers are planning to recall banished Oakland A’s closer Jim Johnson to the major leagues after he makes one more appearance in Toledo. This should come as no shock, since Tigers’ President and General Manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters when the Tigers signed Johnson "we’re not signing him to pitch in Toledo." The move is the latest in a series of desperate...
Baltimore Sun Aug 15, 2014

Report: Detroit Tigers ready to call up Jim Johnson

The Sports Xchange Report: Tigers ready to call up Johnson The Detroit Tigers are ready to call up right-handed reliever Jim Johnson from Triple-A Toledo but he wants one more minor league outing, according to the Detroit News. The Tigers picked up Johnson less than two weeks ago and signed him to a minor league contract. He was released by the Oakland A's on Aug. 1. Johnson, a former closer, had a 7.14 ERA in 38 appearances with Oakland before the team let him go. The A's still owe him his $10 million salary for this year. ...
KFFL Aug 15, 2014

Tigers | Set to call up Jim Johnson

Detroit Tigers RP Jim Johnson is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo, according to ...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 14, 2014
Newly signed reliever Jim Johnson on verge of being called up by Tigers, requests another outing in Toledo

Newly signed reliever Jim Johnson on verge of being called up by Tigers, requests another outing in Toledo

The Detroit Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday night. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer. The Tigers needed to add a fresh arm to their bullpen late Wednesday, and were believed to be on the verge of calling up Johnson to fill a spot on the active roster vacated by starting pitcher...
Detroit Free Press Aug 14, 2014

Jim Johnson one step closer to Tigers debut

In his third outing for Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, Johnson pitched two hitless innings with a strikeout and impressed upon a scout friendly with Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.
Tigers get first look at Jim Johnson in action; Parrish: 'I thought he was fine'

Tigers get first look at Jim Johnson in action; Parrish: 'I thought he was fine'

TOLEDO, Ohio — It’s hard to properly assess a performance, if you have no baseline by which to judge. Even though Jim Johnson’s numbers in his first outing with the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate were not stellar — two hits, two runs, one throwing error — it’s hard to put that in perspective, given that it’s the first time he’d thrown in front of the Mud Hens staff. “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know what kind of stuff I was going to see, command. He was fine. I thought he was fine,” said manager Larry Parrish, after Johnson threw 22 pitches (15 for strikes) in...

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