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The Oakland Athletics have designated Jim Johnson for assignment. The 31-year-old has struggled in his first season in Oakland, posting a 4-2 record with two saves and a 6.92 earned-run average in 38 appearances. Johnson was signed by the As this past off-season to a one-year, $10 million contract after he led the American League in saves each of the past two seasons. He notched 50 saves in 2013 and 51 in 2012 while with the Baltimore Orioles. In nine seasons with the As and Orioles (398 appearances), Johnson has posted a 22-28 record with a 3.45 earned-run average and 124 saves. He was selected to the 2012 MLB All-Star Game and finished seventh in Cy Young Award voting that same season. As coach Bob Melvin commented on Johnsons time in Oakland. "It started out bad for him and he just couldnt get into a spot where he could find himself and not have to think about some of the failures or whatever that were going on. "I feel awful about it, too, because its my job to get him in a position to succeed and it just didnt happen here." Current Athletics closer Sean Doolittle thought Johnson would be able to snap out of the slump. "I kept feeling like it was only a matter of time before he was going to right the ship. You wouldnt have known that he was struggling based on the way he was going about his business every day." "Everybody in this clubhouse knows how good he can be," Doolittle said. "He saved 101 games in two seasons in the toughest division in baseball. I hope for his sake a change of scenery does him good and he can latch on somewhere else and land on his feet."         Cheap Taurean Prince Jersey . -- Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants. Cheap Omari Spellman Jersey . Smiths former Atlanta teammates were glad to hang on for an ugly win. http://www.cheaphawksjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-dikembe-mutombo-jersey. 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Bradley was confirmed as Francesco Guidolins successor last week and will become the first American to manage in the Premier League when Swansea travel to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday to face Arsenal.Taylor is yet to meet Bradley having been away on international duty with Wales, but the left-back has revealed he has already received positive reports about Bradley from his Swansea team-mates. He strives to get the best out of players is the word coming out, and the lads have said training has been really good, Taylor said.He looks a really exciting manager. He looks up for it and backs his ability as a manager.Hopefully from here onwards we can pick up results because that is what matters in the Premier League. Neil Taylor is looking forward to working with Bradley He looks very motivated and that is great for the players. We can feed off him and we need to use that to pick up results, that is obvious now.Guidolin was appointed as Swansea manager in January and helped the club maintain their Premier League status last season, leading them to impressive wins over Arsenal and Liverpool.But having won just one league match this season - on the opening day at Burnley - the Italian was dismissed with Swansea languishing in 17th place. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.dddddddddddd99. No contract. Though he fell out of favour under Guidolin, Taylor insists he does not see Bradleys appointment as a new beginning for him.I will just go back and work the same way I was working under the old manager, that is the way I do things, Taylor said.It makes no difference to me, but obviously there will be different ideas.There are ups and downs for every footballer, you just stay on a level playing field whether you are up or down. 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