• Orioles deal closer Johnson to A's for Weeks

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Dec 3, 2013
    … Jim Johnson has been with the Orioles his whole career, and we appreciate the work he's done. The A's acquired Orioles closer Jim Johnson late Monday night in exchange for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named. In six seasons with the Orioles, he went 18-26 with a 3.11 ERA, and was an All-Star in 2012. An All-Star in 2012, he went 18-26 with a 3.11 ERA in six seasons with the Orioles and was the second-longest-tenured active player behind Nick Markakis as well as a clubhouse leader. Johnson, 30, led the Majors in saves over the past two seasons, with 101, and converted 50 of 59 opportunities in 2013. Weeks, a first-round selection of the A's in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, played in just eight games for the club this past season, but he hit .271 with 19 doubles, 10 triples and 40 RBIs in 130 games for Triple-A Sacramento.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • O's send Johnson to Oakland for Weeks

      The Orioles made their first big move of the winter late Monday night, trading All-Star closer Jim Johnson to the Athletics in exchange for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named.
      Source: MLB.com
    • A's acquire Johnson from O's for Weeks

      The A's acquired Orioles closer Jim Johnson late Monday night in exchange for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named.
      Source: MLB.com

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