Description: The White Sox demoted right-hander Erik Johnson to Triple-A on Saturday.
Insight: Johnson, Chicago's top prospect, allowed four runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings Friday against Tampa Bay and owns a 6.46 ERA this season. Chicago is down to just Jose Quintana and John Danks from its Opening Day rotation.
4/16/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson took a step in the right direction Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Johnson struck out a career-high nine batters and allowed one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old gave up 11 earned runs on 19 hits over 10 1/3 innings in his first two starts.
4/9/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson is off to a shaky start this season.
Insight: Johnson has allowed 19 hits and 11 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings. MLB.com rated him as Chicago's top prospect before the season began after he went 12-3 with a 1.96 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and a 131/40 K/BB in 142 minor-league innings last year. He also had a terrible spring (6.35 ERA, 1.53 WHIP in 17 IP) so avoid him until further notice.
1/26/2014 2:36:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said to pencil in Erik Johnson as a starter next season.
Insight: A second-round selection (80th overall) in the 2011 Amateur Draft, Johnson had five major league starts last season. He went 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA and 1.55 WHIP. Not great, but not horrible either. He was also 12-3 with a 1.96 ERA and 0.986 WHIP in 24 minor league starts.
6/10/2013 1:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitching prospect Erik Johnson is 6-2 with a 2.53 ERA and 0.938 WHIP at Double-A Birmingham.
Insight: A second-round selection (80th overall) in the 2011 Amateur Draft, Johnson has 65 strikeouts against 16 walks over 74 2/3 IP. The 23-year-old is particularly tough on right-handers and might get a September call up if Chicago is still in the chase,
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