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Brian Johnson RP

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Key Stats
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Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019BOS136.02221000040.1532927602331

Player Updates

August 10, 2020 04:48 PM
Brian Johnson: Seeking other opportunities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is seeking other major-league opportunities following his release, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

After Johnson left the Red Sox's alternate training site recently, there was some speculation that he could be opting out of the 2020 season. However, manager Ron Roenicke revealed Monday that the southpaw was unhappy that he was still in alternate camp. Since he didn't have any options remaining, Boston granted his release so he could seek opportunities elsewhere. While it's unclear whether he'll find a spot in a major-league rotation, Johnson appears committed to playing in 2020.

August 10, 2020 03:56 PM
Brian Johnson: Granted release by Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (personal) was granted his release by the Red Sox on Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Johnson recently left the alternate training site in Pawtucket without providing an explanation for his departure, but he'll now hit free agency. It's unclear whether the southpaw plans to play during the remainder of the 2020 season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but he'll be free to sign elsewhere. Johnson was viewed as a candidate for Boston's major-league rotation this year and could serve as a starter if he returns in 2020.

August 10, 2020 01:48 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Leaves training site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recently left the Red Sox's alternate training site in Pawtucket and returned home to Florida, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Johnson nor the team has provided an explanation for his departure, but sources familiar with his situation believe the 29-year-old may opt out of the 2020 season. The southpaw most recently tossed 5.1 innings in a simulated game Friday and was viewed as a potential option for the big-league rotation, but his lack of a 40-man roster spot may have hindered his chances of receiving a callup.

August 9, 2020 03:20 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Could join rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is a candidate to replace Ryan Weber in the starting rotation, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Boston manager Ron Roenicke indicated that someone from the alternate training camp in Pawtucket would replace Weber, so Dylan Covey, who was called up Saturday after Weber was optioned, is expected to pitch out of the bullpen. "We already have plans on who's going to come up and be one of the other starters. And like we talked about, we're waiting to see if somebody takes off. And who knows? Maybe that will be the third or fourth spot and every fifth day we won't have to worry about it," Roenicke said. Johnson pitched a simulated game Friday, per Christopher Smith of MassLive.com, which puts the left-hander on schedule to throw Wednesday on regular rest. The Red Sox would need to add Johnson to the 40-man roster.

July 23, 2020 08:52 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Sent down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson did not make the 30-man roster but will remain stretched out at the alternate training site, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

With Eduardo Rodriguez out indefinitely due to complications in his recovery from COVID-19, the Red Sox enter the season with very few established big-league starters. Johnson could join the rotation sometime soon, but the plan is for the team to use an opener as the fourth starter and one of Matt Hall or Jeffrey Springs as the fifth starter.

July 13, 2020 02:32 AM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Enters rotation mix
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson tossed three innings in an intrasquad game Sunday, throwing 38 pitches (24 strikes), Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Johnson was removed from the 40-man roster during the offseason, but the left-hander is looking like a candidate to be added to the 40-man as the team's No. 4 starter, per manager Ron Roenicke. "Yes, I do," the manager responded when asked whether he sees Johnson as a potential fourth starter. "We all do. Hopefully he continues [to progress]. We can build him up and then see where we are at the end." The Red Sox have two rotation spots open with Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) doubtful to be ready for the start of the season. Even if Johnson doesn't land in the rotation, it looks like he'd be part of the bullpen with two left-handers, Josh Taylor and Darwinzon Hernandez, recovering from COVID-19.

June 29, 2020 10:08 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Makes player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was added to the Red Sox's 60-man player pool.

Johnson, who is not on the 40-man roster, is expected to land there eventually. He's been a regular on Boston's staff the last couple of seasons, serving as a starter and reliever, before he was exposed to waivers during the offseason. There were no takers, and he's back in a familiar spot -- caught somewhere between the rotation and the bullpen. With Chris Sale (elbow) out for the year and Collin McHugh's availability to start the regular season uncertain due to an elbow, Johnson could find himself as part of the rotation early on or at least serving as an opener. The left-hander is not overpowering and didn't fool many in 2019 when he posted a 6.02 ERA and 1.88 WHIP.

March 19, 2020 08:04 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Named candidate to start in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson could serve as a starter for the Red Sox in 2020, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Johnson served as both a starter and reliever for the major-league club in 2019 prior to being outrighted off the 40-man roster during the offseason. However, he's been relatively effective this spring with a 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over five appearances (two starts), which led to interim manager Ron Roenicke listing him as an option to start in 2020 after Chris Sale (elbow) opted for Tommy John surgery Thursday. Roenicke also named Ryan Weber as an option, and it would appear as though Weber has the slight edge after exhibiting dominance on the mound this spring. However, Johnson could serve as a fill-in starter or join the rotation if more injuries occur.

March 14, 2020 08:28 AM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Used as starter, reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has a 3.86 ERA over five spring appearances, including two starts.

Johnson was dropped from the 40-man roster during the offseason despite being a hybrid starter/reliever for Boston the last two seasons. A best-case scenario for the left-hander, who is being stretched out in camp, is as a temporary fill-in starter for Chris Sale (elbow). The Red Sox are also kicking around the notion of using an opener as their fifth starter, in which case there may not be room for Johnson.

February 21, 2020 07:48 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Starting spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will start Boston's Grapefruit League opener Friday against Tampa Bay, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

Johnson had a 6.02 ERA and 1.88 WHIP over 40.1 innings for the Red Sox last season. The left-hander figures to begin the season in the minors or bullpen, though he still has an outside chance to grab the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.

November 27, 2019 02:00 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Outrighted to Pawtucket
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Johnson struggled to a 6.02 ERA in 40.1 innings last season. Heading into his age-29 season with a career 4.74 ERA, the lefty could still return to the roster and play a role in the majors this season, but his role isn't likely to be a significant one.

November 25, 2019 05:56 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Dropped from roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Johnson made seven starts and 14 relief appearances for the Red Sox last season but couldn't find much success. He finished the year with a 6.02 ERA and a 31:23 K:BB in 40.1 innings.

September 26, 2019 01:28 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Serving as bulk reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will work as the primary pitcher Thursday against the Rangers, Guerin Austin of NESN reports.

Travis Lakins will open Thursday's series finale before giving way to Johnson. The southpaw, who hasn't pitched more than two innings all month, owns a 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 5:5 K:BB in seven appearances (5.2 innings) in September.

September 25, 2019 06:16 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Likely starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will likely start Thursday against the Rangers, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Johnson hasn't pitched more than two innings all month, so he'll likely see a similarly light workload should he get the ball for Thursday's series finale. Across seven appearances in September, the southpaw owns a 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 5:5 K:BB in 5.2 innings.

September 1, 2019 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Allows two runs in bulk relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson allowed two runs on three hits while striking out three over four innings Saturday. He did not factor into the decision in the 10-4 loss to the Angels.

Johnson ultimately pitched the most innings for the Red Sox in the bullpen day, and he was in line for a win before Ryan Brasier's implosion in the eighth inning. This was Johnson's first appearance from the bullpen since it was announced he was exiting the rotation upon the return of David Price (wrist). Johnson has a 6.55 ERA and 1.91 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in 33 innings this year across 13 appearances (seven starts).

August 28, 2019 07:04 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Moving to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will pitch out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Johnson will shift back to a long-relief role for the stretch run with David Price (wrist) slated to come off the injured list to start Sunday against the Angels. The southpaw has made five appearances since returning from the IL at the beginning of August, posting a 7.20 ERA, 2.13 WHIP and 9:9 K:BB across 15 innings.

August 26, 2019 03:28 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Surrenders three runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (1-3) took the loss against San Diego on Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one.

With David Price not yet ready to return from a wrist injury, Johnson was handed the ball for his seventh start of the season. The southpaw struggled early, allowing three first-inning runs on a trio of hits -- including a two-run homer by Manny Machado -- and a walk. He settled down to hold the Padres scoreless over the next two frames but continued to labor, allowing a pair of walks and a double, and was replaced at the start of the fourth inning after throwing 61 pitches (34 for strikes). The 28-year-old now owns an unsightly 6.83 and 2.07 WHIP along with a problematic 22:15 K:BB in 29 innings this season. With Price set for activation this weekend, Johnson is unlikely to get another start.

August 23, 2019 08:32 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Expected to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will likely start Sunday's game against the Padres, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

David Price (wrist) was a candidate to return from the injured list to start Sunday, though the Red Sox have since announced that he'll throw a sim game Tuesday, opening the door for Johnson. He last took the mound Tuesday against the Phillies, surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks while fanning four over 3.2 innings.

August 23, 2019 08:16 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Expected to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will likely start Sunday's game against the Padres, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

David Price (wrist) was a candidate to return from the injured list to start Sunday, though the Red Sox have since announced that he'll throw a sim game Tuesday, opening the door for Johnson. He last took the mound Tuesday against the Phillies, surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks while fanning four over 3.2 innings.

August 21, 2019 03:52 PM
Red Sox's Brian Johnson: Takes loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (1-2) allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four across 3.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Phillies.

Johnson allowed all three of his earned runs in the first inning, as the Phillies collected four hits and a walk. He settled in after that, allowing three baserunners in his final 2.2 innings of work. Johnson's last five appearances have all come as a starter, though he's managed to work five frames just once in that span. That shaky stretch hasn't helped his bottom line, as he now owns a 6.58 ERA and 2.04 WHIP across 26 innings for the season. Johnson may not take a turn as a starter anytime in the near future as the Red Sox have three scheduled off days over the next nine days.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Baltimore 3.000 3.00022
vs LHB 15.000 2.400511
vs RHB 25.100 8.1701820
Last 7 Games
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9/12@TOR0000.21210
9/17SF0000.21011
9/18SF0002.00002
9/23@TB0001.01012
9/26@TEX0001.21131
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020BOS000.000000000.00000000
2019BOS136.03217000040.3532927602331
2018BOS454.173813000199.310449461613887
2017BOS204.3355110027.032131350821
2016BOS00---0000000.00000000
2015BOS018.311100004.33440043
Total794.740261101171.0192959027173142
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020BOS000---00000---0.0000---
2019BOS339470.8000105.3161.88419316.96
2018BOS0841200.7000001.2631.42943412.96
2017BOS120400.5000000.2831.48212113.33
2016BOS000---00000------0---
2015BOS0450.8000000.2141.6151914.54
Total41472120.7092106.2781.55076714.00
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2012ASX-Lowell Spinners 5.24400004120.000.577
2013AFX-Greenville Drive 69.0151501606928502.871.130
2013AFA-Salem Red Sox 11.02201008591.641.273
2013R-Gcl Red Sox 5.02200007210.000.600
2014AFA-Salem Red Sox 25.2550310337233.931.190
2014AA-Portland Sea Dogs118.02020210209932781.750.932
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 96.0181819609032742.531.104
2016ASX-Lowell Spinners 11.022000011270.000.818
2016AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 77.0151505605436744.091.429
2016R-GCL Red Sox 7.02200109273.861.286
2017ASX-Lowell Spinners 2.21100004224.091.818
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 90.1171703407028823.101.221
2019AAX-Portland Sea Dogs 6.0320010731110.502.333
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 14.2630100198133.801.479
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/249
Birthdate:
12/7/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Lakeland, FL
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
Florida
MLB Experience:
4