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Johnson flourishing in first season with Marlins

With rookie Josh Johnson leading the way, the Marlins remain very much in the mix for the NL wild card.

Originally Published: September 7, 2006
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

Josh Johnson was the Marlins' minor league pitcher of the year in 2005, and easily will be Florida's best hurler at the big league level at the end of this year. Johnson will be the Marlins' starter in the first game of their big series against the Phillies in Miami on Thursday; Florida and Philadelphia are both in the mix for the National League wild card.

The 22-year-old right-hander began this season in the bullpen, but now has not only forced his way into the rotation, but also has become, ...

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