Kris Johnson

SP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: YRS / MINORS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • Kris Johnson: Inks big contract extension in Japan
      By RotoWire Staff

      Johnson agreed Monday to a three-year contract with the Hiroshima Carp worth an estimated $15 million, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. Johnson, 31, emerged as a star in the Japanese Central League in 2015, going 14-7 with a 1.85 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 150 strikeouts in 194.1 innings. The left-hander, who had a brief taste of the majors in 2013 and 2014 with the Pirates and Twins, is off to another hot start with Hiroshima this season, and the team will keep him in the fold long-term by offering him what is believed to be the largest guaranteed contract for a foreign player in Asia.

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    • 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.

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    • Twins option Kris Johnson after Monday start
      By R.J. White

      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.

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    • 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.

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    • Kris Johnson gets roughed up in Colorado
      By Igor Mello

      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.

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