Randy Johnson begins his seventh season as a member of Billy Beane's staff. He is involved in evaluating talent on all levels of the organization with special emphasis on scouting in the Southern California area, as well as international regions such as Asia and Australia.
Prior to his appointment with the A's, Johnson spent seven seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization, where he served as a special assistant to the general manager and coordinator of pro scouting (1996-2002). Prior to joining the Detroit organization, he spent two seasons (1994-95) as a major league scout for the San Diego Padres and also worked as an area scout for the Padres from 1990-92. Johnson worked as a regional cross checker (1993) and area scout (1992) with the Colorado Rockies.
Johnson played 11 seasons of professional baseball, including three seasons in the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves (1982-84) and compiled a .267 career batting average. He also played two seasons in Japan with Hiroshima and another season in the Senior Professional League before officially retiring in 1991.
Johnson, 52, attended Palomar (Calif.) Junior College before transferring to San Jose State where he earned baseball all-league, all-district and Academic All-America honors in 1978. He was also an all-state junior college placekicker for the Palomar football team in 1975.
Johnson resides in Valley Center, Calif., with his wife, Heather, and stepson, Taylor.
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