Jim Johnson

Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 250
Bat: R
Throw: R
College: None
Birth Place: Johnson City, New York
Draft: 2001 5th round by the
  • ABC News

    Jaime Garcia quiets Dodgers in start, also slugs grand slam

    Jaime Garcia was back on the mound Friday night -- for the Atlanta Braves. And his performance only helped his trade value. Garcia, the veteran left-hander at the center of trade talks with the Minnesota Twins just 24 hours earlier, took the ball for Atlanta and gave up three runs and seven hits over seven innings as the Braves rolled to a 12-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. And just to boot, Garcia also hit a grand slam off Alex Wood in the fifth inning -- the first for a Braves pitcher since 1966. "Very impressed how he put everything aside and did his job. He was really good again, just like he was the other day, on Sunday," Braves manager Brian Snitker said, referring to Garcia's win over

  • Yardbarker

    FOR SALE: Tim Tebow Dirt

    That’s right, for a mere $50, fans of the Atlanta Braves Class-A Florida Fire Frogs can secure themselves a great seat and, wait for it, a “commemorative bottle of dirt” from the batter’s box at Osceola County Stadium. Now, while it’s unknown how many people took advantage of the ticket deal, the Fire Frogs did have record attendance for Friday night’s tilt against Tebow and his St. Lucie Mets. But, hey, enough about bottles of old dirt…back to Tebow for a second. While the 29-year-old started the season hitting a paltry .220 for the Columbia Fireflies, he’s upped his batting average to .320 since his promotion to St. Lucie. Before you know it…dude is going to be suiting up for the Double-A Binghamton

  • Sonny Gray could fetch a big return for A’s
    SB Nation

    Sonny Gray could fetch a big return for A’s

    With nine days remaining until the non-waiver trade deadline in baseball, Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray looks like the big-name pitcher most likely to be dealt in the coming days. The 27-year-old Gray has gotten hot at the right time, posting a 1.62 ERA in his last five starts. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves remain well-positioned to acquire Gray, given the strength of their farm systems. The Houston Astros have long been rumored as a potential landing spot for the A’s right-hander, but Rosenthal suggested they might go after an elite reliever instead and stick with their current rotation. “At the moment, they do not seem