Jim Johnson out as A's closer, team will use committee

Mascaro, Chris
December 2015
Sports Illustrated.com;12/17/2015, pN.PAG
Jim Johnson is 18-28 with a 3.24 ERA and 123 saves in 365 career appearances. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)After allowing seven runs in only...


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