A's Designate Johnson; Scribner Up

After allowing five runs in the eighth inning of the Oakland A's 9-7 win over the Houston Astros, Jim Johnson was designated for assignment.

The Jim Johnson era in Oakland has come to an end. After yet another disastrous outing on Wednesday, Johnson was designated for assignment by the Oakland A's before the team's afternoon game against the Astros on Thursday. Reliever Evan Scribner was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take Johnson's place on the roster.

Johnson was acquired this off-season to serve as the A's closer, but he struggled from the outset of spring training and was never able to get on track. He leaves the A's with a 6.92 ERA and only two saves in 40.1 innings. He posted a 2.058 WHIP and had a 1.1 HR/9 and a 1.22 K/BB. All of those numbers were career-worsts for Johnson, who was making $10 million this year.

Scribner joins the A's from Sacramento, where he had a 3.35 ERA and a 57:7 K:BB in 37.2 innings this season. Scribner has served as the River Cats' primary closer and he has 14 saves this season. Over his last 12.2 innings, Scribner has a 23:1 K:BB. He has allowed just two homeruns all season. Scribner tossed 1.1 scoreless innings for the A's earlier this season. He spent significant portions of the last two seasons with Oakland.

The A's take on the Astros at 12:35 pm today in the rubber-match of their three-game series.

OaklandClubhouse.com Recommended Stories


  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next


Tweets