Ene. 16 6:53 PM PT7:53 PM MT8:53 PM CT9:53 PM ET21:53 HE2:53 GMT10:53 CST7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST10:23 PM VEN6:53 UAE (+1)8:53 PM CT-New closer Jim Johnson agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Analisis: The A's acquired Johnson, the 2013 AL saves leader, last month in a trade with Baltimore. He converted 50 of 59 save opportunities in 2013, going 3-8 with a 2.94 ERA. He was tied with Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel for the major leagues saves lead.
Dic. 3 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET1:03 HE6:03 GMT14:03 CST11:03 PM MST1:03 AM EST1:33 AM VEN10:03 UAE12:03 AM CT-The Oakland Athletics have acquired Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named. Analisis: The two-time AL West champions found their closer to replace All-Star Grant Balfour, who became a free agent after the season. The 30-year-old Johnson converted 50 of 59 save opportunities in 2013, going 3-8 with a 2.94 ERA. He was tied with Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel for the major leagues saves lead.
Ago. 10 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 HE21:07 GMT5:07 CST2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Johnson choked away a save in a 5-2, 10-inning win Friday over the Giants. Analisis: Johnson blew his seventh save but after he gave up a game-tying hit to Hunter Pence with no outs in the ninth and then worked out of the jam to gain the victory.
Mayo 27 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET13:19 HE17:19 GMT1:19 CST10:19 AM MST12:19 PM EST12:49 PM VEN21:19 UAE12:19 PM CT-Johnson saw his recent woes continue in Sunday's 6-5, walkoff loss at Toronto. Analisis: It's been a rough couple of weeks for Johnson, who's blown four of his last five save chances while surrendering 12 runs in his last six appearances spanning five innings.
Mayo 21 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 HE15:44 GMT23:44 CST8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Johnson blew his third save in as many chances during Monday's 6-4, 10-inning loss to the Yankees. Analisis: Johnson, who entered last week having converted a franchise-record 35 saves in a row, is 0-2 with a 30.86 ERA over his last three appearances.
Feb. 10 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET13:19 HE18:19 GMT2:19 CST11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST1:49 PM VEN22:19 UAE12:19 PM CT-Johnson will make $6.5 million and pitcher Jason Hammel will earn $6.75 million under their one-year contracts with the Baltimore Orioles. Analisis: Johnson can earn an additional $50,000 in performance bonuses under Friday's agreement: $50,000 each for 50 and 55 games finished.