Pierce Johnson

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    • Pierce Johnson: Heads to Japan
      By RotoWire Staff

      Johnson relayed Saturday via his personal Twitter account that he agreed to a contract Saturday with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league. A first-round selection of the Cubs in 2012, Johnson received his first cup of coffee in the majors in 2017 before sticking around on a permanent basis as a member of the Giants organization last season. Over his 37 appearances out of the bullpen, Johnson submitted a 5.56 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 43.2 innings. Those poor numbers resulted in him being outrighted off the 40-man roster in November and likely would have forced him to settle for a minor-league deal this offseason had he elected to remain in North America. Instead, he'll head overseas in 2019 on what is presumably a far more lucrative offer than he would have fetched stateside.

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    • Pierce Johnson: Hits free agency
      By RotoWire Staff

      Johnson elected free agency after being outrighted from San Francisco's 40-man roster, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Johnson appeared in 37 games for the Giants in 2018, logging a 5.56 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 36:22 K:BB across 43.2 innings of relief. The 27-year-old will look to latch on with a new organization this winter.

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    • Giants' Pierce Johnson: Called up from Triple-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports. With Sacramento's season coming to an end Monday, the Giants will bring Johnson aboard along with fellow Triple-A hurlers Steven Okert and Casey Kelly to provide some bullpen depth throughout September. Johnson has previously made 31 appearances with the big club this season, posting a 5.72 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 39.1 innings.

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    • Giants' Pierce Johnson: Sent to minors
      By RotoWire Staff

      Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. The Giants needed a roster spot with Brandon Belt (knee) returning from the disabled list, and Johnson was the one banished back to the River Cats. The right-hander has a 5.72 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 39.1 innings for the Giants this season.

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    • Giants' Pierce Johnson: Called up by Giants
      By RotoWire Staff

      Johnson was called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. In 36 innings for the Giants this season, Johnson has a 5.75 ERA and a 25:18 K:BB. He'll likely fill a low-leverage role in San Francisco.

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      YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
      2018 SF 37 0 43.7 3 2 0 36 22 38 5.56 1.37
      2017 SF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0.00 3.00
      TOTAL 38 0 44.3 3 2 0 38 23 40 5.48 1.42

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