Mark Johnson (johnsma05)

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Mark J. Johnson

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Pitcher Mark J. Johnson was a first-round selection by the Houston Astros in the 1996 amateur draft. Johnson pitched nine seasons with the Astros, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations. His only taste of major league action came for the Tigers in 2000, going 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA in 9 games. During his sole season in the major leagues, there were two other active major leaguers named Mark Johnson: first baseman Mark Johnson and catcher Mark L. Johnson.

After his playing days Johnson served as a volunteer coach for the Erie SeaWolves in 2006 and the pitching coach of the Oneonta Tigers in 2007. He was the pitching coach of the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2008-2012, Connecticut Tigers in 2013-2014, West Michigan again in 2015-2016, and Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2017.

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