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OAKLAND -- The A's released Jim Johnson on Friday, officially marking the end of the right-hander's frustrating stint in green and gold. Johnson had been designated for assignment on July 24.

Johnson was signed to a one-year, $10 million deal in the offseason but never found his rhythm in Oakland on the heels of consecutive 50-save seasons. He had a 7.14 ERA in 38 appearances, including a 12.86 mark at the Coliseum.

Oakland is on the hook for the remainder of Johnson's salary.

Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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