Red Sox Pitcher Brian Johnson Was Award-Winning Two-Way Player In College

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The Boston Red Sox send Brian Johnson to the mound in the third game of a home-and-home series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night.

With Boston on the road in a National League ballpark, Johnson will have to step up to the plate and hit in the usual designated hitter spot. But Johnson can swing the bat pretty well.

In Johnson’s 2012 season at the University of Florida, he hit .307 with six home runs and 41 RBI as a designated hitter.

For more on Johnson’s abilities, check out the video above from “Red Sox Gameday Live,” presented by DCU.

Thumbnail photo from Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports Images

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