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Johnson to join Giants bullpen

Updated: September 16, 2009, 7:14 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Big Unit is back, albeit as a reliever.

The San Francisco Giants activated 303-game winner Randy Johnson from the 60-day disabled list after Tuesday night's 10-2 victory over Colorado and plan to use him out of the bullpen.

"We'll have to give him time, we know it," manager Bruce Bochy said. "Right now it'll be short, two or three innings. Hopefully we can gradually build this up."

The 46-year-old Johnson threw 53 pitches, including warmups, in a simulated ...

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