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A's take struggling Jim Johnson out of closer role (Yahoo Sports)

Oakland Athletics' Jim Johnson works against the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Oakland Athletics brought Jim Johnson into their bullpen when they lost All-Star closer Grant Balfour in free agency. Manager Bob Melvin couldn't afford to wait while the former Orioles closer got into a groove, removing him from that role on Thursday. ''There's no timetable,'' Melvin told A's beat writers before the team played their series finale against the Minnesota Twins. It's a far cry from the dominant reliever who saved 50 games for the Orioles last season, tied with Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel for the most in the majors.