A's designate Jim Johnson for assignment

A's designate Jim Johnson for assignment
July 24, 2014, 10:15 am
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Jim Johnson allowed 60 hits and 23 walks over 40.1 innings with the A's this season. (USATI)

The A's designated closer Jim Johnson for assignment, the club announced Thursday morning.

Oakland acquired Johnson in December in exchange for Jemile Weeks and minor league catcher/first baseman David Freitas.

In 38 games for the A's this season Johnson went 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA.

On Wednesday night, Johnson entered the A's game against Houston with a 9-2 lead. He allowed four straight hits -- single, single, double, single -- and was relieved before recording an out.

Oakland recalled Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento to fill Johnson's roster spot.

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