Baltimore Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Jim Johnson

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 04: Jim Johnson #43 relief pitcher of the Baltimore Orioles throws in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 4, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Orioles and right-handed reliever Jim Johnson have successfully come to an agreement on a one-year deal for 2012, therefore avoiding salary arbitration. Connolly reports the 28-year-old will earn $2.625 million in 2012, which is a $975K raise from 2011.

Johnson, 28, posted a 2.67 ERA across an incredible 91 innings of work out of the bullpen with a 5.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9. Due to the fact Johnson tossed a whooping 91 innings, rare for a reliever, he was worth 1.6 fWAR in 2011. Though a 2.67 ERA with less than 6 K/9 isn't going to be easy to do again, Johnson can keep the ball on the ground (61.5% groundball rate), which is crucial for his success.

  • Twitter / @danconnollysun: #Orioles and RHP Jim Johnson have settled arb case. He'll make $2.625 million in 2012. Up from $975K in 2011
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