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Josh Johnson


Josh Johnson joined the Marlins franchise in 2002 as a 4th round of the Amateur Draft. After moving quickly through the Minor Leagues, Josh made his Major League debut in September of 2005. In 2006, Josh was runner-up in the Rookie of the Year voting after compiling a 12-7 record with a 3.10 ERA.

2009 proved that Josh Johnson belonged  in the elite class of Major League hurlers. By season's end, Josh had compiled a 15-5 record to go along with 191 strikeouts. On January 14, 2010, Johnson signed a four-year extension with the Marlins worth $39 million. At the time, it was the second richest contract in baseball history for a pitcher entering his second year of arbitration.

Career Highlights:

  • Finished fourth in the National League in wins with 15 in 2009.
  • In 2010, led the National League with a 2.30 ERA.

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I will  never change agents. I have known Matt for 10 years, and he has never steered me wrong. He's like an uncle to me.

          - Josh Johnson (via ESPN)
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