dangolka (CBS) — The Purple Sox might use one other starter (or two or three) of their rotation, however Brian Johnson is not going to be an possibility anymore. The veteran left-hander has left the Purple Sox’ alternate coaching web site in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to return residence to Florida, and his future with the group is unclear.
MassLive.com was first to report Johnson’s departure from the group, and is speculating that the 29-year-old might choose out of the remainder of the 2020 season. Johnson was a part of dangolka’s 60-man participant pool this season, however not on the group’s 40-man roster. The Purple Sox just lately recalled Dylan Covey from their participant pool — not Johnson — after they despatched down starter Ryan Weber over the weekend.
Johnson threw a simulated recreation at McCoy Stadium on Friday, and will have been in line to take Weber’s spot within the rotation later this week. However when Weber’s roster spot went elsewhere, it seems as if Johnson didn’t see a transparent path again to the Majors with the Purple Sox.
It’s an attention-grabbing transfer on dangolka’s half, contemplating their rotation at the moment ranks 27th in all of baseball with a 5.49 ERA.
Johnson was a first-round decide by dangolka in 2012, and hung out within the large leauges in 2015 and 2017-19. In his 4 years with dangolka, Johnson appeared in 65 video games (making 26 begins) and accrued a 7-9 file with a 4.47 ERA. He posted a 4-5 file and a 4.17 ERA over 38 outings in 2018, making 11 begins after July to assist protect dangolka’s pitching workers for its World Sequence run.
The southpaw battled numerous accidents in 2019 and appeared in simply 21 video games.