Indians Invite RHPs Bryan Shaw & DJ Johnson to Major League Camp


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CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of free agent RHP’s BRYAN SHAW and DJ JOHNSON to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp.

Shaw, 33, returns to Cleveland after spending five seasons with the club, 2013-17, compiling a club record 110 holds and the second-most career relief appearances (378) during his tenure. Over his five seasons, he posted an ERA of 3.11 (124ER/358.2IP), led the American League in appearances three times and recorded a 3.00 ERA in 15 Postseason games for the club (6ER/18.0IP). He signed a three-year contract with Colorado following the 2017 campaign, spending the last three seasons with the Rockies (2018-19) and Seattle Mariners (2020) following his release from the Rockies during July’s Summer Camp. He is currently ninth among active pitchers in games pitched (612).

Johnson, 31, spent the 2020 campaign between Rakuten and Hiroshima in Japan’s NPB, posting a combined ERA of 3.81 in 30 relief outings (12ER/28.1IP). He made 35 relief appearances for the Colorado Rockies in 2018 and 2019 and was a member of Colorado’s two Postseason rosters in October of 2018. The Beaverton, OR native was originally signed by Tampa Bay as an amateur free agent in 2010 and has logged time in the Rays, Diamondbacks, Twins and Angels organizations in addition to his tenure with the Rockies.

RHP DJ JOHNSON

Season   League Team    W   L    ERA     G        GS   CG SHO SV    IP         H        R        ER               HR     HB        BB        SO WHIP           AVG

2018        MLB      COL      1    0    4.26      7         0      0    0      0      6.1        6         3         3         0         0      2         9      1.26 .240

2019        MLB      COL      0    2    5.04      28       0      0    0      0      25.0      23       14       14       1         3      19       24     1.68 .247

2020        NPB      TOT      1    0    3.81      30       0      0    0      0      28.1      32       16       12       2         1      14       29     1.62 .276

Career     MLB                   1    2    4.88      35       0      0    0      0      31.1      29       17       17       1         3      21       33     1.60 .246

RHP BRYAN SHAW

Season   League Team    W   L    ERA     G        GS   CG SHO SV    IP         H        R        ER               HR     HB        BB        SO WHIP           AVG

2011        MLB      ARI       1    0    2.54      33       0      0    0      0      28.1      30       9         8         2         4      8         24     1.34 .273

2012        MLB      ARI       1    6    3.49      64       0      0    0      2      59.1      60       29       23       4         2      24       41     1.42 .273

2013        MLB      CLE      7    3    3.24      70       0      0    0      1      75.0      60       31       27       4         4      28       73     1.17 .216

2014        MLB      CLE      5    5    2.59      80       0      0    0      2      76.1      61       26       22       6         2      22       64     1.09 .216

2015        MLB      CLE      3    3    2.95      74       0      0    0      2      64.0      59       24       21       8         1      19       54     1.22 .242

2016        MLB      CLE      2    5    3.24      75       0      0    0      1      66.2      56       26       24       8         1      28       69     1.26 .230

2017        MLB      CLE      4    6    3.52      79       0      0    0      3      76.2      71       36       30       5         0      22       73     1.21 .247

2018        MLB      COL      4    6    5.93      61       0      0    0      0      54.2      70       43       36       9         1      28       54     1.79 .313

2019        MLB      COL      3    2    5.38      70       0      0    0      1      72.0      69       44       43       12       5      29       58     1.36 .251

2020        MLB      SEA      1    0    18.00     6         0      0    0      0      6.0        13       12       12       1         1      6         4      3.17 .433

Career     MLB                   31  36  3.82      612     0      0    0      12     579.0     549     280     246     59       21     214     514   1.32 .250