Mark Johnson
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Johnson as a coach with the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2008
Pitcher
Born: (1975-05-02) May 2, 1975 (age 47)
Dayton, Ohio
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 2000, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
June 24, 2000, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average7.50
Strikeouts11
Teams

Mark J. Johnson (born May 2, 1975) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Johnson played for the Detroit Tigers in 2000. He is currently the pitching coach for the Erie SeaWolves.

Career

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Johnson attended Springboro High School and the University of Hawaii. In 1994, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1][2]

Johnson was drafted by the Astros in the first round (19th overall) of the 1996 MLB draft. After the 1997 season, he was traded to the Florida Marlins traded Johnson, Manuel Barrios and Oscar Henriquez for Moisés Alou. In February 1999, the Marlins traded Johnson with Ed Yarnall and Todd Noel to the New York Yankees for Mike Lowell.

After the 1999 season, the Detroit Tigers chose Johnson in the Rule 5 draft. They released him in June.

References

  1. ^ "Sports Log: Wareham, Brewster in CCBL finals". Yarmouth Register. Yarmouth, MA. August 11, 1994. p. 9.
  2. ^ Blanchard, Jeff (August 12, 1994). "Brewster Bests Orleans for Cape League East Crown; Gatemen Next". The Cape Codder. Orleans, MA. p. 20.