"I don't know what their plans are for him, but a left-handed guy who can throw late in the game, that's a pretty good thing to have in any bullpen," Johnson said. "They signed him to help our team. ... If it's a move that makes our team better then, I'm happy. It's fine by me." The Orioles won't publicly anoint Gonzalez as their closer, preferring to make him earn the spot during spring training. However, it's considered little more than a formality as they didn't pay the former Atlanta Braves closer $12 million over two years to serve as a setup man.