New Britain Bees add left-hander Johnson to bolster pitching staff

Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:15


NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Bees are adding some pitching depth.

The team announced the signing of pitcher Michael Johnson on Tuesday.

“He’s an experienced lefthander and we look forward to his contributions with the club,” Bees general manager Brad Smith said in a statement.

Johnson joins the Bees for his Atlantic League debut during his seventh season of professional baseball. Last year, 28-year-old split time between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Double-A Tulsa of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. In 43 combined appearances, he posted a 4.95 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 67.1 innings pitched.

Johnson was originally drafted by the Dodgers out of Dartmouth College in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB amateur draft. The Massachusetts-native spent his entire professional career with Los Angeles, reaching as high at the Triple-A level.

In 245 minor league appearances, Johnson holds a 24-12 record with a 3.30 ERA and 379 strikeouts over the course of 346.1 innings.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain Bees on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:15. Updated: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:18.