Report: Brian Johnson’s Early Exit From PawSox Start Not Injury-Related


June 29, 2015

Brian Johnson, one of the Boston Red Sox’s top-rated pitching prospects, left a minor league start Monday before recording a single out.

Johnson threw five pitches for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox against the Rochester Red Wings — all balls — before being examined by the team trainer and exiting the game.

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Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal later reported, however, that Johnson’s early exit was the result of illness, not injury.

Johnson was a first-round pick of the Red Sox in 2012 and currently is the sixth-ranked prospect (and third-ranked pitcher) in Boston’s minor league system, according to The 24-year-old left-hander boasts a 2.31 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 14 starts in this, his first season at Triple-A.

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