Jim Johnson

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Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some Tweaks

It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.


DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 17: Pitcher Jim Johnson #49 of the Detroit Tigers makes his first appearance as a Detroit Tiger during the sixth inning of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on August 17, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Braves Agree To Terms With Reliever Jim Johnson

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with reliever Jim Johnson on a one-year contract.

97.1 The Ticket–12/04/2014

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 02:  Jim Johnson #45 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 2, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tigers Call Up Reliever Jim Johnson, Demote Mercedes

Brad Ausmus avoided questions about Johnson before the game, but made the announcement of his promotion at the end of his postgame news conference.

97.1 The Ticket–08/16/2014

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 23:  Jim Johnson #45 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 23, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Melvin Mercedes Called Up; Tigers Looking To Call Up Jim Johnson Next

“We need another arm,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–08/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 2:  Jim Johnson #45 of the Oakland Athletics talks with pitching coach Curt Young #41 during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 2, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Johnson gave up four runs on four hits in the sixth inning. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 9-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Sign Reliever Jim Johnson To Minor-League Deal

The Detroit Tigers have signed reliever Jim Johnson to a minor-league contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

CBS Detroit–08/05/2014

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 04: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Turner Field on October 4, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Relief Pitcher

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top relief pitchers for your fantasy baseball draft.


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A’s Acquire Closer Johnson, Add Starter Kazmir

In one productive day, Athletics general manager Billy Beane filled two important pitching voids.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2013