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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2012, file photo, Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws to the Texas Rangers in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Oakland Athletics have acquired AL saves leader Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named. The teams announced the trade Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert, File)
Photo by: Jim Cowsert
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2012, file photo, Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws to the Texas Rangers in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Oakland Athletics have acquired AL saves leader Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named. The teams announced the trade Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert, File)

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