LANCASTER -- The Lancaster Barnstormers have re-signed right-handed pitcher Alan Johnson and infielder Travis Denker, both former Major Leaguers.
Johnson, 29, finished the 2012 season with a 14-6 record and 4.57 ERA, winning 11 of 12 decisions from June 21 to September 6.
Prior to coming to Lancaster, Johnson spent seven seasons in the Colorado Rockies system, the last three with Class AAA Colorado Springs. The former Mississippi State Bulldog made one appearance in the majors, making one start for Colorado against the Chicago Cubs on April 17, 2011.
“(Johnson) had a pretty good year in the Atlantic League,” said manager Butch Hobson in a statement. “The guy gives me six or seven good innings when he goes out there.”
Denker, 27, was signed last August and batted .297 with 11 homers and 35 RBI in 48 games. He hit .515 with four homers and tied a league post-season record with 12 RBI.
He spent six weeks in the bigs with the Giants in 2008, batting .243 with one home run. He was originally signed by the Dodgers in 2003.
“(Travis) can swing the bat and solidifies third base for us,” said Hobson. “The numbers he put up in a short period of time last year were certainly impressive.”
The Barnstormers have 13 players signed for this season.