Despite agreeing to a one-year, $10 million contract with the A's, Johnson is owed only a prorated portion of the league minimum if he makes the majors. So, again, this is a low-risk move. The best guess is that the Orioles would have Johnson work on his mechanics with pitching rehabilitation coordinator Scott McGregor, who has known Johnson for years. McGregor works mainly out of the organization's facility in Sarasota, Fla., where Johnson lives in the offseason. Later this month, Johnson could end up at a minor league affiliate such as Double-A Bowie or Norfolk and, if things go well, be in Baltimore when rosters expand in September.