Jay Johnson (baseball)

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Jay Johnson
Philadelphia Phillies
Pitcher
Born: (1989-12-21) December 21, 1989 (age 24)
Sussex Corner, New Brunswick
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Jay Johnson
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  Canada
Baseball World Cup
Bronze 2011 Panama City National team
Pan American Games
Gold 2011 Guadalajara National team

Jay Robert Johnson (born December 21, 1989) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher in minor league baseball organization of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. Prior to beginning his professional career, he played college baseball at Texas Tech University. He has also competed for the Canadian national baseball team.

Career[edit]

Johnson went to Vauxhall High School in Vauxhall, Alberta, then enrolled at Lethbridge College. He transferred to Texas Tech University, where he played college baseball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team in the Big 12 Conference of National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I.

Johnson was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 25th round of the 2009 MLB Draft and the Toronto Blue Jays in the 26th round of the 2010 MLB Draft, but did not sign with either club due to concerns about the health of his left elbow. Johnson signed with the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the 2011 season. He pitched for the Lakewood BlueClaws of the Class-A South Atlantic League in 2011, pitching to a 1-5 win–loss record, a 2.94 earned run average and five saves in 40 appearances.

After the season, Johnson played for the Canadian national baseball team. In 2011, he participated in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, winning the bronze medal, and the Pan American Games, winning the gold medal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emrich, Robert (October 26, 2011). "Van Ostrand, Canada take Pan Am gold | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 

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