Bums All-Star Johnson headed to Twins affiliate
Miracles do happen.
Injuries marred his first chances to make it to the big leagues, but now D.J. Johnson is getting another chance.
On Friday the Beach Bums announced that All-Star Closer D.J. Johnson got his contract purchased by the Minnesota Twins.
It will be his third stint in affiliated ball and he is expected to join the “Advanced-A” team in Fort Myers. The Miracle play in the Florida State League.
The 24-year old saved a career-high 14 games this year for the Beach Bums. He also posted a 1.30 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 24 innings of work.
The native of Portland, Oregon was signed by the Tampa Bay Rays as an undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon University in 2010.
After being released in the offseason, Johnson signed with the Beach Bums in 2011 and was 1-0 with a 1.54 ERA in 14 games before the Arizona Diamondbacks picked him up in late June.