Dane Johnson

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Dane Johnson
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 75
Pitcher/Bullpen coach
Born: (1963-02-10) February 10, 1963 (age 54)
Coral Gables, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 30, 1994, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 31, 1997, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 6–2
Earned run average 4.70
Strikeouts 57
Teams

Dane Edward Johnson (born February 10, 1963) is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played parts of three seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Oakland Athletics.

Johnson attended St. Thomas University, and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft. He played at various levels of their minor league organization from 1984 to 1989. In 1990 he played for the Brother Elephants of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, and in 1991 he played for the Mercuries Tigers. He returned to minor league baseball in 1993, when he played in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, starting with the Double-A El Paso Diablos and later the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs. He made his Major League debut in 1994 with the White Sox, and spent the entire 1995 season with their Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. In 1996 Johnson returned to the Toronto organization, making a brief appearance with the Blue Jays and spending the rest of the season with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs. In 1997, Johnson made 38 relief appearances for the Oakland Athletics, and posted a 4–1 record.[1] He split the 1998 season with the Blue Jays and Florida Marlins minor league organizations, and in 1999, he pitched briefly for the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs of the independent Northern League.[2]

Johnson was named the Blue Jays' bullpen coach for the 2015 season,[3] after serving as a roving minor league pitching instructor with the organization since 2004.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dane Johnson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dane Johnson Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Blue Jays complete MLB coaching staff, Minor League assignments", 5 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ Davidi, Shi (December 8, 2014). "Blue Jays to hire Johnson as bullpen coach". Sportsnet. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 

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