Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:03:35 -0800
The Minnesota Twins acquired P Kris Johnson from the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Nov. 19, in exchange for RP Duke Welker.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:48:54 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled SP Kris Johnson and RP Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Indianapolis. In addition, they have activated OF Travis Snider (toe) from the 15-day disabled list.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:48:47 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to recall P Kris Johnson and RP Ryan Reid from Triple-A Indianapolis when the rosters expand in September.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:32:06 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned P Kris Johnson to Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, Aug. 19, and recalled RP Ryan Reid to take his place.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:16:19 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up P Kris Johnson from Triple-A Indianapolis. He was 10-4 with two saves and led the International League with a 2.41 ERA. Johnson will pitch out of the bullpen, although he started 20 of the 25 games he appeared in at Indianapolis. "Kris gives us the most innings and pitches available," general manager Neal Huntington said. "We looked at the reliever group at Triple-A, and Kris has put himself in a position to be a legitimate September (call-up) candidate. He was our best guy available to help this club today."
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:04:59 -0700
If Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (hamstring) cannot start Sunday, April 14, SP Phillip Irwin or Kris Johnson could be candidates to be recalled and fill in.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:00:14 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole, P Brooks Brown, P Kyle Waldrop, P Kris Johnson and C Ali Solis were reassigned to minor league camp. P Phillip Irwin was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:23:55 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates P Kris Johnson has a chance to make a quick impact in spring training. The left-hander posted an 8-4 record with a 3.19 ERA between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis last season, and he pitched well in the Dominican Winter League for Escogido. Johnson is expected to battle RP Michael Zagurski for a left-handed job in the team's bullpen.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:34:06 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeanmar Gomez could compete for a rotation spot in spring training with SP Francisco Liriano's (arm) contract in limbo following an offseason injury. SPs Kris Johnson, Jeff Locke, Kyle McPherson, Andrew Oliver and Vin Mazzaro could also compete for rotation slots.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:03:43 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed 1B Stefan Welch, 1B Jeff Larish, P Kris Johnson and INF Anderson Hernandez to minor league deals.