A’s add closer Johnson in trade with O’s

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Updated: December 3, 2013

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer
Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder Jemile Weeks
and a player to be named later.

The 30-year-old Johnson recorded a major league-best 101 saves over the
previous two years with the Orioles. He totaled a club-record 51 saves in 54
opportunities and a 2.49 earned run average in 2012. Last season, the right-
hander saved 50 games and compiled a 2.94 ERA.

Johnson had spent his entire major league career with Baltimore, going 18-26
with a 3.11 ERA in 360 games.

Weeks was Oakland’s first-round selection in the 2008 draft. After playing at
least 97 games with the A’s in 2011 and 2012, he spent the majority of the
2013 campaign with Triple-A Sacramento.

The 26-year-old batted .271 with four homers, 10 triples, 19 doubles and 40
RBI in 130 games for Sacramento.

In 223 career major league games, Weeks is a .258 hitter with four homers, 16
triples, 41 doubles and 56 RBI.