12.26.05

Tribe Adds Johnson

Posted in Baseball at 1:30 pm by

RHP Jason Johnson, Detroit’s 2005 opening day starter, has signed a one year deal with Cleveland.

Johnson, 8-13 with a 4.54 ERA last season, is expected to join Paul Byrd in the Indians’ starting rotation, recently depleted with the loss of Scott Elarton and likely departure of Kevin Millwood. A diabetic, Johnson is also the only player in MLB allowed to wear an insulin pump on the field. If Danny Graves makes the Indians’ big league roster, Johnson and some of his teammates might soon petition for the right to use other intravenous drugs while in uniform.

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