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Name: Jason Johnson  
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Date of Birth: 14th February 1971
Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Profession: Composer
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Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson

Position Starting pitcher
Team Detroit Tigers
Years of Experience 8 years
Age 32
Height 6'6" (1.98 m)
Weight 220 lbs. (98 kg)
Bats Right
Throws Right
College N/A
2005 Salary $4,000,000
Place of Birth Santa Barbara, California
Selection Amateur free agent, 1992.
Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League Debut August 27, 1997

Jason Michael Johnson is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball. He is six foot six (1.98 m), 217 lb (98 kg), and bats right-handed.

Johnson did not go to college, and was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an undrafted free agent in 1992. After debuting with the Pirates in 1997, he has gone on to play for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Baltimore Orioles and Tigers. He has the rather dubious distinction of being the first Tigers pitcher to hit a home run in a regular season game since 1971 (when Les Cain hit one), when he went deep on June 8, 2005, against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jeff Weaver, at Dodger Stadium.

Johnson is unique in that he has diabetes, and was the first Major League Baseball player ever to be allowed to wear an insulin pump on the field, which regulates the amount of insulin pumped into his body. The pump is attached to his belt on the left side of his lower back, in order to minimize the chance of it being hit by a batted or thrown ball.

In 2001, he received the Tony Conigliaro Award.

As a pitcher, Johnson is capable of eating up innings and enduring higher-than-normal pitch counts (consistently over 100 over the past few years).

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