From the O's to the A's. Union-Endicott graduate Jim Johnson was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Oakland Athletics. The trade was not likely performance based. The 30 year-old reliever has been one of the best relief pitchers in the game the past two seasons. This year he tied Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel for the lead in saves and became just the 2nd reliever in baseball history to record two consecutive 50 save seasons. Johnson had played his entire career with the Orioles as he was drafted from U-E High School as a teenager in 2001. Now he'll be moving to the West Coast looking to help Oakland build on back to back AL West Titles.
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