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Athletics | Unclear when Jim Johnson will close

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson has been making progress since being bumped from the closer's role. He worked an inning in a tie game, got a lot of groundballs, which was a good indication for his sinkerball. And when he missed the zone, he missed down, which is also seen as a big improvement. However, it's uncertain if and when Johnson will re-gain his closer's role.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle blows save

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:54:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle blew his first save opportunity Tuesday, April 15, allowing two runs in the ninth inning. RP Jim Johnson came on and got the win.

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Athletics | Luke Gregerson notches save

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:27:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson came on in the eighth inning down 2-1 Monday, April 14. He threw a scoreless frame and ended up getting the win. RP Luke Gregerson threw a scoreless ninth inning for the save.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson is the one to have right now. However, we're very skeptical because of Johnson's large salary on a miniscule payroll. We could see him getting the job back.

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Athletics | Going with closer-by-committee

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:36:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the team will give RP Jim Johnson a break from closing games out in the ninth. RPs Sean Doolittle, Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook and Dan Otero are all options for save opportunities.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's struggles may be rooted in mechanical issues, mainly an inconsistent release point. Bench him until he gets back on track; he could still be useful in setup situations if he corrects his flaws. And remember, there's always the chance that Johnson gets his job back to himself before long.

Gregerson and Doolittle are probably your best targets initially for save opps, with Melvin using them based on matchups, but this situation could be frustrating for fantasy owners. Cook is a nice long-term candidate for the role. Otero isn't very intriguing and would probably only see a save chance if others were unavailable.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee

Athletics | Bob Melvin mum on possible closer change

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:52:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin didn't have much to say regarding a potential change in the ninth innings after RP Jim Johnson blew his second save of the season Wednesday, April 9. "I really don't know yet. And I don't know that there are potential options. I'm just saying that I'm not saying anything," Melvin said.

Johnson said he doesn't think he has any mechanical problems right now, but a scout at the game thinks Johnson has an inconsistent release point and is rushing his delivery. C Derek Norris said Johnson just needs to get ahead of hitters.

Fantasy Tip: Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle are the main candidates to take the job away from Johnson if Melvin elects to go that route. It's unclear if that's a possible right now, but the fact that Melvin didn't shoot it down may mean he's considering it. Grab Gregerson first if you're speculating.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Athletics | Jim Johnson blows another save

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:57:46 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson blew his second save of the season against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 9. He now has two losses, two blown saves and a save in his first five outings for the team, plus an ERA of 18.90. RPs Sean Doolittle and Luke Gregerson are options to handle ninth-inning duties if the team decides to go elsewhere.

Fantasy Tip: If you're speculating or own Johnson, Gregerson should be your first target.

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Athletics | Jim Johnson unlikely to be available

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:27:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson likely will not be available to pitch Thursday, April 3, because of the number of pitches he threw Wednesday, April 2.

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Athletics | Four locks for bullpen

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:30:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics RPs Jim Johnson, Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle and Dan Otero are each considered locks for the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin. Left-handed RP Fernando Abad is also expected to get one of the vacant bullpen spot, with RP Evan Scribner looking like a good bet for another spot as a long reliever. That likely leaves on spot from a group of Ps Drew Pomeranz, Josh Lindblom, Joe Savery and Arnold Leon. Lindblom is believed to have the edge in the battle.

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Athletics | Jim Johnson financials

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:31:22 -0800

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson will receive $10 million in 2014 as part of his one-year deal to avoid arbitration.

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Athletics | Jim Johnson avoids arbitration

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:15:43 -0800

The Oakland Athletics avoided arbitration with RP Jim Johnson Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to an undisclosed one-year deal.

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