• Rob Johnson makes Sports Illustrated list1

    Butte native Rob Johnson hasn’t played in a Major League Baseball game in almost a year. Still, the former Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals catcher made Sports Illustrated’s website on Wednesday. (Here’s the link) In light of Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch blowing out his knee while celebrating

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  • Johnson OK with retiring from baseball0

    Butte native Rob Johnson said he is at peace with his decision to retire from baseball at the age of 31. Johnson, who made the decision after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow this spring, was featured in a story on the San Diego Padres website Friday night. “I really felt there

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  • Johnson retires from baseball, injury halts pitching bid1

    Butte ballplayer Rob Johnson has chosen to end his injury-plagued career and announced his retirement from baseball on Friday. Johnson, 31, made the announcement on social media. He has been at the San Diego Padres spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., since February, working on transitioning to pitcher after a career as a catcher that

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  • Johnson starts season on Triple-A DL0

    Rob Johnson is an El Paso Chihuahua. The Butte native and pitcher in the San Diego Padres system will begin the season on the disabled list for the Triple-A club in the extreme west end of Texas. Johnson’s father, Bob, said Rob has a sore arm and is resting after his first spring training as

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  • Johnson to face Minor League batters today0

    Butte native Rob Johnson is scheduled to face Minor League batters for the first time on Monday. The former Butte Miner is making a shift from catcher to pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization this spring. The Padres website featured Johnson on Sunday night. Click here to read that story.

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  • Johnson to take mound for Padres0

    Rob Johnson is making a return trip to San Diego. This time, he is going as a pitcher. The former Butte Miner and Butte Central Maroon has agreed to terms with the Padres. He is heading to spring training as a pitcher. Johnson, who has been a catcher with the Mariners, Padres, Mets and Cardainls,

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