Jul 2, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Jim Johnson (45) pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers Sign Jim Johnson To A Minor League Deal

The Detroit Tigers are still tinkering with the bullpen by adding another arm that could impact the pen this postseason. That arm belongs to Jim Johnson who was recently released by the Oakland A’s after being traded from Baltimore to Oakland in December last year.

The former two-time AL Saves leader has not performed well in Oakland posting a 7.14 ERA while only recording 2 saves.

Jim Johnson was earning $10 million dollars a year on his current contract.  That money will be paid by Oakland so the Detroit Tigers signed Johnson to the league minimum and can join the 40 roster any time.

Look for that to happen soon as Dave Dombrowksi will want to kick the tires on his newest free agent to see if he can be a factor for the Tigers this season. If Johnson is somehow inspired by the change of scenery he could have a major impact on the bullpen.

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