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June 29, 2021 04:24 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Activated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (triceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Johnson was placed on the IL with triceps inflammation June 19 but was able to throw a bullpen a week later. He's now set to rejoin the San Diego bullpen after a minimal stay on the IL. The right-hander holds a 3.57 ERA and 32:9 K:BB across 22.2 innings this season.

June 26, 2021 03:16 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Approaching bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (triceps) is slated to throw a bullpen session Saturday or Sunday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Johnson hit the 10-day injured list with right triceps inflammation last Saturday, but he appears to be on the mend given his scheduled throwing session this weekend. It is unclear if the right-hander will require a minor-league rehab stint before rejoining the Padres' bullpen.

June 19, 2021 04:32 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Padres placed Johnson on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right triceps inflammation.

Johnson presumably suffered the injury during his outing Thursday, when he retired one batter and earned the win against the Reds. With a 3.57 ERA in 22.2 innings this season, the righty has been a valuable bullpen piece for the Padres. Daniel Camarena was called up Saturday to replace Johnson on the active roster.

June 18, 2021 12:32 AM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Grabs second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (2-2) retired the only batter he faced and earned the win over Cincinnati on Thursday.

Mark Melancon allowed four runs in two-thirds of an inning before Johnson recorded the third out in the ninth. San Diego's offense answered with a four-run inning of its own, which gave Johnson his second win of the season. The right-hander has a 3.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 32:9 K:BB across 22.2 innings. He's added three holds and a blown save across 27 outings, although he mainly sees lower-leverage assignments.

June 3, 2021 09:12 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Charged with loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (1-2) allowed two runs on two walks with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Wednesday against the Cubs.

Johnson walked Nick Martini and Joc Pederson to start the fifth inning. He was able to retire the next two batters, but Tim Hill allowed both inherited runners to score on an Anthony Rizzo double. Wednesday was the second time in 20 outings Johnson has been charged with multiple runs. He's posted a 3.63 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB across 17.1 innings, mainly in low-leverage assignments.

May 19, 2021 09:16 AM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Scoops first win in extras
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson struck out three of the four batters he faced in a scoreless 10th inning to pick up the win Tuesday in the Padres' 2-1 victory over the Rockies.

Johnson was dominant in his 16-pitch appearance. He pumped in 11 of his offerings for strikes and drew swings and misses, while four of the five balls he threw came on an intentional walk. With a 3.38 ERA and 12.8 K/9 over his 15 appearances this season, Johnson appears to be gaining the trust of manager Jayce Tingler in high-leverage spots.

April 14, 2021 06:32 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Comes off IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) was reinstated from the injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Johnson broke out last season, logging a 2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 20 innings (24 appearances). Unfortunately, in this bullpen, he is closer to middle relief than the closer's role.

April 14, 2021 04:24 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Return imminent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) will likely be activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Johnson was diagnosed with a Grade 1 groin strain in mid-March but has been pitching in games at the team's alternate training site recently. The right-hander made 24 relief appearances for the Padres in 2020 and posted a 2.70 ERA and 27:9 K:BB in 20 innings.

April 7, 2021 12:56 AM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Pitching at alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) has pitched in games at the Padres' alternate training site, but it's unclear if he'll come off the injured list for this weekend's series in Texas, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Johnson was diagnosed with a Grade 1 groin strain in mid-March and has been working his way back since. Though he's now participating in games at the alternate site, he may not be ready to return when eligible this Thursday. "We don't [want] to send somebody back before they're ready -- either health or to their standards of being able to get Major League hitters out," manager Jayce Tingler stated when discussing Johnson and fellow injured reliever Austin Adams (elbow).

March 31, 2021 11:44 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Tests self against hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) faced hitters in a live batting practice session Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

While Padres manager Jayce Tingler has already indicated that Johnson will begin the season on the injured list, the right-hander looks to be tracking toward a minimum-length stay, or close to it. Assuming his groin responds well to Wednesday's throwing session, he may only need to complete one or two more simulated outings before the Padres sign off on his return from the IL.

March 30, 2021 03:44 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Begins year on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Padres manager Jayce Tingler confirmed Monday that Johnson (groin) will open the season on the 10-day injured list, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Johnson's move to the IL was fully expected after a groin strain had prevented him from making any relief appearances during Cactus League play over the past two weeks. The right-hander does at least appear to be making progress, as he was cleared to resume mound work last week. Assuming he avoids any further setbacks with the calf during his recovery program, Johnson should be ready to return from the IL in the minimum 10 days or shortly thereafter.

March 23, 2021 02:12 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Gets back on mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

johnson (groin) completed a bullpen session Tuesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The activity represents another step in the right direction for Johnson, whom the Padres are hoping can make a full recovery from his strained groin in advance of Opening Day. Johnson could be cleared to face hitters in live batting practice or a simulated game by the end of the week, though he appears unlikely to pitch again during the Padres' Cactus League schedule.

March 21, 2021 02:52 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Playing long toss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) began playing long toss Sunday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The right-hander exited Thursday's contest with a Grade 1 groin strain but made a quick return to throwing after taking it easy for a few days. Johnson may have a tough time ramping back up to game readiness with less than two weeks before Opening Day.

March 17, 2021 01:20 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Diagnosed with strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 groin strain, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Johnson was removed from Tuesday's spring game against the White Sox due to a groin injury, and he'll have several days of rest before returning. However, the Padres are hopeful that the right-hander will be able to pitch in a few more Cactus League games prior to Opening Day.

March 16, 2021 07:40 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Exits with groin tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was removed from Tuesday's spring game against the White Sox due to groin tightness, AJ Cassavell of reports.

The 29-year-old recorded two outs and gave up one run with two walks and one strikeout before leaving the field with an athletic trainer. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Johnson figures to be unavailable for a few days regardless.

August 27, 2020 06:40 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Picks up win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (3-1) picked up the win while not allowing a baserunner in one inning pitched during Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mariners. He struck out two.

Johnson entered the game with no outs and a runner on third in the seventh after Craig Stammen allowed five consecutive batters to reach and three runs to score. He allowed a sacrifice fly to Austin Nola that extended Seattle's lead to 7-3, but struck out the next two to end the inning. Johnson wound up picking up his third win as the Padres rallied for seven runs in the bottom half of the inning to win the seven-inning tilt.

August 16, 2020 09:32 AM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Tagged with loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (0-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against Arizona after allowing four runs on three hits and a one walk while striking out one in just one-third of an inning.

Johnson had a disastrous performance Saturday, as four of the five Diamondbacks hitters he faced reached base and, to make things even worse, two of the four runs he got charged with came when he had already left the game. This was Johnson's first loss of the season and it will be an outing he'd like to forget as soon as possible, especially since he was coming off three straight appearances without allowing a hit or a run.

July 31, 2020 04:20 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Picks up win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (1-0) pitched 1.1 innings, allowing one hit and striking out one to earn the win versus the Giants on Thursday.

Johnson got the last out of the eighth inning in relief of Emilio Pagan, and then added a scoreless ninth. The Padres exploded for six runs in the 10th, making Johnson the pitcher of record. The 29-year-old right-hander typically serves in a depth role in the Padres' bullpen and it's unlikely he'll be in the mix for even spot saves with a relief corps headlined by closer Kirby Yates.

December 23, 2019 09:52 PM
Padres' Pierce Johnson: Returns stateside with San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson agreed Monday with the Padres on a two-year, $5 million contract that includes a club option for 2022, Jeff Passan of reports.

The 28-year-old was once a prized pitching prospect in the Cubs organization, but he moved overseas last winter after struggling across his 38 relief appearances in the big leagues between 2017 and 208. While pitching for the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball in 2019, Johnson generated renewed interest from MLB teams after turning in a dominant season out of the bullpen, compiling a 1.38 ERA and 91:13 K:BB in 58.2 innings. The Padres will add him to an already strong relief corps headlined by closer Kirby Yates, with Johnson likely to fill a middle-innings role initially.

December 9, 2018 01:40 PM
Pierce Johnson: Heads to Japan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
08/01vs COLW 8-11.00011
07/30vs COLL 4-91.01003
07/28vs OAKL 4-101.00002
07/23@ MIAW 5-21.01011
07/20@ ATLL 1-21.00000
07/11vs COLL 1-31.00000
07/10vs COLL 0-31.01112
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2013AFX-Kane County Cougars 69.2131305507422683.121.301
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2014AFX-Kane County Cougars 11.02200108342.450.636
2014AA-Tennessee Smokies 91.2181705409154602.571.250
2015AA-Tennessee Smokies 95.0161616207232762.081.137
2016AAA-Iowa Cubs 63.0221104607543606.141.635
2017AAA-Iowa Cubs 54.143103297427524.331.460
2018AAA-Sacramento River Cat 22.217000043010153.651.126

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