Pierce William Johnson born on May 10, 1991, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He has played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants and for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He was drafted by the Cubs in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft out of Missouri State University.
Johnson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 15th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Faith Christian Academy in Arvada, Colorado after playing three seasons of varsity baseball.
He did not sign and attended Missouri State University. He finished his first year at Missouri State with a 6–5 record to go along with a 4.76 ERA in 75.2 IP. In 2010 and 2011, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
On September 20, 2017, Johnson was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants. He elected free agency on November 3, 2018. On December 8, 2018, Johnson signed with the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). On December 2, 2019, he become a free agent.
On December 23, 2019, Johnson signed a two-year contract that includes a third-year club option with the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). In his first season with San Diego, Johnson recorded 27 strikeouts in 20 innings.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.