Johnson transferred to Major League DL
The Orioles transferred Jim Johnson (right elbow inflammation) from the Minor League disabled list to the Major League disabled list. The move was made official yesterday and is basically just a paper transaction that allows Johnson to keep his Major League salary intact while rehabbing.
Johnson was sent down to the Minors for poor performance, but was pitching hurt for most of the season. He’s currently down at the team’s Minor League complex in Sarasota and is on a conditioning program. Johnson’s DL stint started yesterday (May 28) although he will need much longer than the 15 days.