The Twins have sold pitcher Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Carp, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The club received "mid six figures" in the deal. Johnson received just 13 1/3 innings last season, posting a 4.73 ERA.
The Twins optioned pitcher Kris Johnson after he surrendered two runs in five innings Monday. He was sent down to make room for another starter, Yohan Pino.
Twins pitcher Kris Johnson wasn't a factor in Monday's decision, giving up two earned runs on five hits and three walks in five innings and striking out four in his team's 4-3 win over the Indians. Johnson surrendered one run in the third inning and another in the fifth but was able to complete five innings for the first time in three starts this season. He owns a 4.73 ERA and 12:9 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings. Johnson is scheduled to face the White Sox Saturday.
Twins starter Kris Johnson was hit hard Friday night against the Rockies at Coors Field, dropping to 0-1 on the year. The right-hander was shelled for five runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out three over over four innings of a 6-2 defeat. Johnson has not made it past the fifth inning through each of his first two starts. He owns a 5.40 ERA and a 2.16 WHIP over 8 1/3 innings pitched this season. His next start will likely come after the All-Star break, though a date has not been determined.
The Twins recalled pitcher Kris Johnson from Triple-A Rochester Friday, ahead of his scheduled start against the Rockies. Johnson is likely making just one start prior to the All-Star break, and the plans beyond that are not yet known. He had a 2.75 ERA in 98 1/3 innings at Triple-A prior to the callup.
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