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Skeeters Pitcher Jeff Johnson's Contract Purchased by Acereros de Monclova

April 19, 2018 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Sugar Land Skeeters News Release

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS - The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that pitcher Jeff Johnson's contract has been purchased by the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican Baseball League.

Johnson was entering his first season with the Skeeters and his sixth in professional baseball. The 28-year-old right-hander spent the 2017 season with the Cleveland Indians organization at Triple-A Columbus. In 50 relief appearances, he went 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA and three saves while recording 65 strikeouts.

The Indians drafted Johnson in the 10th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. The Thousand Oaks, CA native has spent all five of his professional seasons at the minor league level with the Indians. Through 240 career minor league appearances (all in relief), he compiled an 11-10 record, 2.74 ERA and 56 saves in 266 â..." innings. He was second in the Eastern League with 27 saves in 2015 while with Double-A Akron and logged 50+ innings in each of his last three seasons.

The Skeeters will continue to finalize the team roster during the remainder of spring training and open the 2018 season on April 27th at Constellation Field against the New Britain Bees, with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets are available now at SugarLandSkeeters.com, our mobile app, and at the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field. For more information, call 281-240-4487.

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