Tigers Sign Former U-E Grad

Published 08/06 2014 09:17AM

Updated 08/06 2014 09:19AM

In an attempt to strengthen their bullpen the Detroit Tigers signed Jim Johnson to a minor league deal.

The Union-Endicott grad was released by the A's last week.

A former All-Star closer, Johnson has struggled this season, but so has the Tigers bullpen.

They look to the U-E grad to give them a much needed lift.

Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.