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[10/24/2014] 1500ESPN: Kris Johnson to join the Hiroshima Carp

by on Oct.24, 2014 @ 2:50 pm, under NPB

According to a report by 1500ESPN's Darren Wolfson, the Minnesota Twins have sold thirty-year-old pitcher Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Carp.

... The Carp won the bidding with at least six other Japanese teams showing interest.

"I'm very excited about playing for Hiroshima and appreciate the Twins making it happen," Johnson said via text. "I talked to different players about how great the fans and team treat foreign players. I was really impressed with the respect they showed me during the negotiations."

Source: ESPN 10/22/2014

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Career Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2006 21 BOS A- 0 2 .000 0.88 14 13 0 0 0 0 30.2 25 7 3 0 7 0 27 3 0 1 119 1.043
2007 22 BOS A+ 9 7 .563 5.56 27 27 0 0 0 0 136.0 148 91 84 20 57 0 100 2 2 3 596 1.507
2008 23 BOS AA 8 9 .471 3.63 27 27 0 0 0 0 136.1 147 70 55 5 56 0 108 4 2 6 598 1.489
2009 24 BOS AAA,AA 3 16 .158 6.35 25 25 0 0 0 0 113.1 150 91 80 9 49 0 77 5 0 8 536 1.756
2010 25 BOS AAA 6 13 .316 4.88 28 24 2 0 0 0 132.2 152 81 72 15 52 1 79 5 0 9 594 1.538
2011 26 BOS Ind,AAA 8 5 .615 4.70 24 19 0 2 1 0 132.0 139 75 69 12 57 0 76 7 0 7 579 1.485
2012 27 PIT AA,AAA 8 4 .667 3.19 35 13 8 0 0 1 101.2 92 44 36 10 42 3 75 4 0 6 436 1.318
2013 28 PIT AAA 10 4 .714 2.39 26 21 2 1 0 2 135.2 116 37 36 6 43 0 94 4 0 8 550 1.172
2013 28 PIT NL 0 2 .000 6.10 4 1 2 0 0 0 10.1 12 7 7 0 4 1 9 1 0 2 46 1.548
2014 29 MIN AAA 10 7 .588 3.48 23 23 0 2 0 0 132.0 115 58 51 8 55 1 102 2 0 7 556 1.288
2014 29 MIN AL 0 1 .000 4.73 3 3 0 0 0 0 13.1 17 7 7 2 9 0 12 0 0 1 64 1.950
MLB 0 3 .000 5.32 7 4 2 0 0 0 23.2 29 14 14 2 13 1 21 1 0 3 110 1.775
MiLB 62 67 .481 4.16 229 192 12 5 1 3 1050.1 1084 554 486 85 418 5 738 36 4 55 4564 1.430