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Athletics' Jim Johnson returns to Baltimore under admittedly 'different' circumstances
Athletics' Jim Johnson returns to Baltimore under admittedly 'different' circumstances

After being traded in December because the Orioles didn’t want to spend an estimated $10 million in arbitration on a closer, Jim Johnson returned to Camden Yards on Friday wearing the green and gold of the Oakland Athletics. “It's a little different. I mean, a lot of memories,” said Johnson, who was drafted by the Orioles in 2001, made his big league debut in 2006 and was a key member of the bullpen since 2008. “It's obviously different going into a different clubhouse. It's cool.” Johnson came back Friday not as the A’s closer but as a struggling reliever who lost his closer role after blowing one save, losing two games and allowing...

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