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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.

03/12/2014

(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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

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