ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Orioles closer Jim Johnson has been named Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month for May, given every month to the top reliever in the game.
He becomes the first Orioles pitcher to win the award since it was first given out in 2005.
Johnson converted all nine saves in May, pitching to a 1.42 ERA in 12 2/3 innings.
Johnson, who is tied for the AL lead with 17 saves this season, has converted his past 25 save opprtunities dating back to last season.
On the season, Johnson has allowed just 2 earned runs in 12 innings, pitching to a 0.78 ERA.