Tyler Johnson

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Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson 2006.jpg
Relief pitcher
Born: (1981-06-07) June 7, 1981 (age 33)
Columbia, Missouri
Batted: Switch Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 6, 2005 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2007 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win–loss record 3–5
Earned run average 4.32
Strikeouts 65
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Tyler James Johnson (born June 7, 1981 in Columbia, Missouri) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

Professional career[edit]

Johnson spent most of the 2006 season with the Cardinals' minor league team, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, but appeared in 56 games and pitched 36 13 innings with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the 2006 postseason, he pitched 7 13 innings and compiled a 1.23 ERA, including one scoreless inning pitched in the 2006 World Series, which the Cardinals won, defeating the Detroit Tigers, four games to one.[1] He pitched again for the Cardinals in 2007 before becoming injured and missing the 2008 season. He was non-tendered following the 2008 season.

On February 5, 2009, Johnson signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Seattle Mariners.[2] After 2 months in the minors rehabbing, Johnson was released on June 6.

Signed a minor league contract for 2012 season with Colorado Rockies.

As of 2007, Johnson featured a four-seam fastball at 88–92 mph and a curveball at 78–81.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLB profile of Tyler Johnson". MLB. 
  2. ^ "Mariners sign LHP Tyler Johnson". thenewstribune.com. Associated Press. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2009-02-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Tyler Johnson". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 

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