(Sugar Land, Tex., April 19, 2018) – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that pitcher Jeff Johnson’s contract has been purchased by the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican Baseball League.
Johnson was entering his first season with the Skeeters and his sixth in professional baseball. The 28-year-old right-hander spent the 2017 season with the Cleveland Indians organization at Triple-A Columbus. In 50 relief appearances, he went 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA and three saves while recording 65 strikeouts.
The Indians drafted Johnson in the 10th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. The Thousand Oaks, CA native has spent all five of his professional seasons at the minor league level with the Indians. Through 240 career minor league appearances (all in relief), he compiled an 11-10 record, 2.74 ERA and 56 saves in 266 ⅓ innings. He was second in the Eastern League with 27 saves in 2015 while with Double-A Akron and logged 50+ innings in each of his last three seasons.
The Skeeters will continue to finalize the team roster during the remainder of spring training and open the 2018 season on April 27th at Constellation Field against the New Britain Bees, with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.
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About the Sugar Land Skeeters
The Skeeters play at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land. The Skeeters are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and play 126 regular season games. The Skeeters Baseball Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities lifestyles by providing support to culturally, racially and economically diverse areas of the community. For more information please call 281-240-4487 or visit sugarlandskeeters.com.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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