Smooth Move To The Pen For Pierce Johnson?

Cubs Organization Report

Pierce Johnson (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

MESA, Ariz.—Has righthander Pierce Johnson gone from struggling minor league starter to the next Wade Davis?

Not yet. But early in spring training, Cubs manager Joe Maddon made it sound like that's what could be coming for the first pitcher drafted by the organization under president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

After a late-season move to the bullpen at Triple-A Iowa last year, Johnson arrived at big league camp this spring as a full-time reliever.

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