Tyler Johnson cleared

Staff, GamecockCentral.com
Gamecock Central

Chris Gillespie, GamecockCentral.com

According to a tweet by Gamecock pitcher Tyler Johnson, he has been cleared by doctors to pitch, starting as early as Tuesday. The junior closer has been missing from the bullpen since being pulled early, from the Clemson game at Fluor Field, five weeks ago, due to soreness in his throwing arm.

During Johnson's absence, the Gamecocks have had difficulty closing out games, resulting in a series loss to Clemson and a less-than-stellar 7-5 mark in SEC play.

Johnson has been known to register in the high-90's on the radar, even topping 100 on several occasions. He figures to be a vital piece to the Gamecocks' puzzle for the rest of the season.

The Gamecocks return to action Tuesday night, in Charlotte, for a non-conference showdown against North Carolina.

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