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Orioles reliever Jim Johnson activated from 60-day DL after missing 3 months with elbow injury

Relief pitcher Jim Johnson has been activated from the 60-day disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles.

The move was made Friday before Baltimore opened a series against the Los Angeles Angels. Johnson had been sidelined since May 28 because of inflammation in his right elbow.

Johnson was 1-1 with one save and a 6.22 ERA in 10 appearances before the injury. He fills the roster spot vacated when right-hander Armando Gabino was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after Thursday night's loss to the Chicago White Sox.

This is Johnson's fifth season with the Orioles. The right-hander was 4-6 with a 4.11 ERA and 10 saves in 64 relief appearances last season. He spent his first two big league seasons as a starter and was converted into a reliever in 2008, when he pitched 68 2-3 innings in 54 outings without allowing a home run.

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