RHP Steve Johnson Returned to Orioles

The Orioles today announced that RHP STEVE JOHNSON has been returned to the organization from the San Francisco Giants. Johnson was selected by the Giants in the Rule 5 draft in December.

Johnson was 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA in seven starts for Double-A Bowie in 2009 after being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers along with 3B JOSH BELL in exchange for LHP GEORGE SHERRILL on July 30. He was 12-7 with a 3.41 ERA overall last season.

Johnson has been assigned to Bowie and will report to the Orioles' minor league camp.