Source says the A's have released Jim Johnson.
Miami Herald "Though they failed to pull the trigger on an earlier deal for A's reliever Jim Johnson, it appears the the Marlins continue to remain interested in Oakland's struggling former closer, according to sources. One player the A's have discussed with the Marlins as a possible trade return: Marlins minor..." July 23
San Francisco Chronicle "Jim Johnson's time as A's closer was remarkably short, and his tenure with the team now might be close to done. Sources confirmed that the A's nearly traded Johnson to the Marlins for a competitive-balance draft pick and a player last week, a development first reported by Fox Sports' Ken..." June 05
Fox Sports "The Athletics will select only twice in the first 100 picks of the amateur draft, at Nos. 25 and 65. But last weekend, they were in talks to land one more top 100 choice. The Marlins, before acquiring right-hander Bryan Morris from the Pirates on Sunday, made the Athletics a trade offer for..." June 04
CBSSports.com "The Athletics have acquired right-hander Jim Johnson from the Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the deal. Baltimore was reportedly shopping their closer for salary relief in recent weeks. Johnson, 30,..." December 03
CBSSports.com "As has been previously noted in this space, the Orioles are willing to listen to trade offers for All-Star closer Jim Johnson. Reports Monday are a lot stronger, though, as CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports the Orioles are trying to trade him. A Fox Sports report said the Orioles are "trying..." December 02
The Orioles say they are willing to listen to offers for closer Jim Johnson, who is set to make more than $10m in arbitration in '14.
Baltimore Sun "The Orioles don’t have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration eligible players, according to the club’s top executive. “We are planning on tendering those guys,” said Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette. “Most of the..." November 25
MLB.com "Closer Jim Johnson one of several arbitration-eligible Orioles who will be getting a big raise in this winter will be offered a contract for 2014 executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said prior to Friday's game against the Red Sox. "Jim Johnson is one of our core..." September 28
Asked if Jim Johnson is still his closer buck said "We have a lot of options and he's one of them." Will know when gates open in 9th
CSN Baltimore "Jim Johnson has kept out of the headlines this spring. That’s how he likes it. Last year, Johnson set a team record and led major league baseball with 51 saves. He’s back, and so are nearly all of the regular relievers he worked with last season. It looks as if Johnson will be joined by..." March 28
#Orioles and closer Jim Johnson have avoided arbitration. Dont have specifics yet, but the 1-year deal is near midpoint. Roughly $6.4-$6.6M